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Nokia's "More" event at Microsoft Build

As the first day of Microsoft Build closes, Nokia will hold an event in San Francisco where it should reveal new Lumia phones and discuss Windows Phone 8.1.

  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:56:30 PM
    It's interesting (somewhat) to note that green was the dominant color at Mobile World Congress. Here? More like orange. One of the executives is actually wearing an orange sweater (and orange button on his shirt) to color coordinate. That's some forethought.
  • Josh Miller 4/2/2014 11:56:30 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:57:01 PM
    But the Nokia reps outside of the event space are still wearing green, which Stephen Elop told me represented the company's eco friendly position.
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:57:10 PM
    @benroethig predicts the Lumia 930 -- Them NOT showing the 930 would be a shocker. Question is, how many colors, and why not the US?
  • LeoCzaplicki 4/2/2014 11:57:34 PM
    @Tim_Stevens Maybe it will be the ability to play farmville 2 on our #WindowsPhones
  • Kent German 4/2/2014 11:57:39 PM
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  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:58:22 PM
    @LeoCzaplicki says "Maybe it will be the ability to play farmville 2 on our #WindowsPhones" -- Is that something we really want, or can really handle, as a society?
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:58:49 PM
    Okay, Tim just sighed. Yeah, it's been a loooong day.
  • TEDWARDS 4/2/2014 11:59:09 PM
    I really want to buy a windows phone because I like the simplicity and OS, its just there isn't much apps on it for me to buy one and because no one buys them no one develops for them its all a circle. But I hope that changes :D
  • Josh Miller 4/2/2014 11:59:21 PM

    More people

  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:59:28 PM
    Le sigh.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:00:08 AM
    Yep, apps are still a big shortfall for Windows Phone OS. But Elop says that they're adding 500 a day to the store. That's progress.
  • Tim Stevens 4/3/2014 12:00:11 AM
    "Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats!"
  • Kent German 4/3/2014 12:00:20 AM
    Or for Spanish tweets, Juan Garzon is here from CNET en Espanol!
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:00:21 AM
    Okay, the voice above just told us to take our seats.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:01:10 AM
    Ok, things should be getting rolling in the next minute or so.
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:01:19 AM
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:01:29 AM
    Lights have dimmed, and the Nokia chime is chiming. Here we go!
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:01:48 AM
  • Tim Stevens 4/3/2014 12:02:08 AM
    This video makes me miss my saxomophone. I used to play, once upon a time.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:02:09 AM
    A video of a Finnish band performing the Nokia ringtone plays. I guess this is to demonstrate the audio quality of the new phones.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:02:27 AM
    It makes sense that after pushing camera and visual for so long, Nokia would turn to audio.
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:02:29 AM
  • Tim Stevens 4/3/2014 12:02:34 AM
    Fun fact: Mr. Elop is wearing lime green Converse All Stars.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:02:34 AM
    Stephen Elop takes the stage.
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:02:54 AM
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:02:57 AM
    Elop is rocking green sneakers with his suit. Hipster cool
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:03:20 AM
    Elop won't talk too long. Okay, short live blog.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:03:43 AM
    Elop notes we've been at this all day, so he stressed that they have cocktails. Nice touch.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:03:55 AM
    Elop takes a swig, and we're off (it's that kind of event, I guess).
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:04:09 AM
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:04:14 AM
    Elop reviewing today's announcements, talking about Joe Belfiore's presentation on the new features of Windows Phone 8.1.
  • Tim Stevens 4/3/2014 12:04:15 AM
    Another fun fact: Elop is drinking something green out of a martini glass.
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:04:30 AM
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:04:42 AM
    From being out in the field and looking at competitive devices at lower price points, the chances you'll get a low-end phone with updated OS on Android is slim, so we're proud of this, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:05:02 AM
    He pulls out the Lumia 930.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:05:16 AM
    It's the best we have to offer with Lumia and best Microsoft has to offer, Elop says.
  • Tim Stevens 4/3/2014 12:05:23 AM
    The 930 Elop is showing is orange, which matched his shoes he was wearing earlier. I'm now wondering how many people he has to help him coordinate his shoes with his phones. Obviously he needs more.
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:05:29 AM
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:05:33 AM
    He touts the "unparalleled" audio quality on the phone again.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:05:47 AM
    Again, he touts the wireless charging in the phone.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:05:58 AM
    There's a green Fatboy wireless charging pad he touts.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:06:13 AM
    The Lumia 930 will sell for $599 in more than 100 operators around the world.
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:06:19 AM
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:06:26 AM
    No luck with the US. It's the 1520 at AT&T and Icon at Verizon
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