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Today is the day. I'm currently sitting in a press room in New York with a handful of my colleagues waiting on the event to kick-off. We think we know what the Finnish firm has in store – the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 – but we can't be sure. In just a few minutes, we'll know for sure and I'll be bringing the news to you all as it happens.

We have just a few minutes yet, but the liveblog with begin shortly.


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Thanks for tuning in! Sorry for all the duplicates!


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Okay, that seems to be the last question. We're moving out. Let's get some hands-on. Shall we?


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Elop expects market share growth. We can only hope. Lumia is a nice step in a different direction.


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There should be forward-compatibility in Windows Phone 7 apps with Windows Phone 8.


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"Are you planning on a device with a display larger than 5-inches?" Again, PR speak, not shooting it down.


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"Is Nokia developing a Windows 8 or Windows RT tablet?" Elop: "We have made no annoucements there." He's not shooting it down, though. PR speak, "an area we're looking at very closely. It's a real opportunity."


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Oh, someone is asking Elop about his reaction to Samsung beating them to the Windows Phone 8 announcement punch. "Anyone can go on stage to announce a device. We're proud to announce the first working Windows Phone 8 product." Ouch.


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"When are they coming out?" Elop: "We are not today releasing pricing or availablity." In short, select markets in Q4.


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Q&A time.


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Back to Elop. He's touching on the previous topics. "This is Lumia, the world's most innovative smartphone."


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"I bet that the next app developer to make it big will do so on Windows." High hopes.


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He's talking about the different Windows services: SkyDrive, Live, Xbox, etc.


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"Over the next month or two, we'll see the rest of Windows Phone software."


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"Make no mistake, this is the year for Windows. Windows Phone, Windows tablets, Windows PCs."


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He's hyping Windows Phone 8 and the Nokia partnership, talking about the Lumia 920 and 820.


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Steve Ballmer on stage, being … oddly calm.


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Elop is back on stage. I think we're beginning to wrap this thing up!


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Also separate shells for wireless charging, if that's your thing.


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Removable back, 1,650mAh battery. Red, yellow, cyan, purple, white and black. NIce.


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Nokia Lumia 820, now official. A step down from the 920, but still a decent entry. 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, NFC, Carl Zeiss optics, wide aperture.


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We're looking at a picture Shields took himself. Meh.


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Now a comparison of low-light performance of PureView. Impressive, but I want hands-on.


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A demo of the effects of the image stabilization. Big difference.


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Instead of fitting springs around the lens itself, they fit the entire optics with springs.


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f/2.0 aperture with PureView. Sorry I'm jumping around. This event is on wheels. They're flying around.


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Built-in cinemagraphs. Awesome.


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Shields is now detailing new Scalado camera technology. Remember remove? Awesome demo.


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A City Lens demo. Having technical difficulties.


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JBL Bluetooth headphones with NFC. Nice.


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Nokia Music is coming to the U.S., should be available in the Marketplace any time now. Give it a go and let us know if it works!


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Now on to Nokia Music. No sign-up, free, no advertising.


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JBL Power Up, a boombox with wireless charging and NFC integrated. Oh yeah, the Lumia 920 has NFC.


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We're getting a demo of how simple and easy wireless charging can be.


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WXGA display that's 25 percent brighter than anything else out there. Shields is using his Lumia 920 with mittens on.


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The glass on the 920 is higher quality than the hammer-like Lumia 900.


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Can anyone else just feel that polycarbonate in their hands? Yellow, red and slate gray.


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Belfiore is leaving the stage to Kevin Shields, Nokia Senior Vice President.


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Blink, captures tons of images and allows you to choose the best. Seems to be a new trend in smartphone camera software.


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Full-resolution, automatic upload to SkyDrive, which will sync straight to your Windows 8 machine.


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He's now just going through some of the filters. Or "lenses" as he continues to call them. But, yes, they're just filters.


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Bing Vision, like Google Goggles. But through Bing.


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Now on to photography. Pinch to zoom in the camera. Filters or "lenses" now integrated in the camera app.


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I think screen shots is my faovrite part of today's news.


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Windows Phone 8 now support screen shots. Finally!


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Belfiore just pinned Pulse, an HTML5 web app to his Start Screen.


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Now on to Internet Explorer. Now you can replace the Refresh button with other preset options. Nice.


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Still rearranging the Start Screen. I'll let you know if this gets more interesting.


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Steve Ballmer on the Start Screen? Not sure that's something I would want.


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He's demoing the new arrangement of tiles. Small tiles, much nicer.


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"Evolution of the Start Experience."


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Belfiore is going to give a demo of Windows Phone 8.


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Joe Belfiore is on stage to talk about Windows Phone 8.


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All of the features announced today are to help get the best experience out of your phone.


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Wireless charging, meets the Qi standard. Harlow is announcing partnerships with places and other firms where you can charge your phone wirelessly.


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1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 chip.


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It has a 2,000mAh battery! Woo!


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4.5-inch, curved display. A bright, colorful display "you could even see in the desert."


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"We set out to make the best viewing experince in any smartphone." PureMotion HD Plus, better than HD resolution and a fast refresh rate.


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City Lens, augmented reality. Point your camera at a city block and see what locations are nearby.


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Daily commute, simialr to Google Now. It tells you when you need to leave to arrive on time, based on traffic.


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Free, turn-by-turn voice navigation out of the box with Nokia Maps.


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Nokia Maps offline. Not caching, true offline maps that work with or without connection.


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Smooth and professional looking video.


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In order to capture more light, the shutter must stay open longer. The Lumia 920 captures 5-10 times the light of any competitor's phone. Floating lens technology, it reacts to movements in your hand to balance the lens.


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Two problems with smartphone cameras: lighting and no time to "fiddle" with settings.


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1.4 billion images are taken each day with phones.


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"The Lumia 920 takes better pictures than any competitor phone."


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"Nokia PureView stands for the next generation of smartphone cameras."


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PureMotion HD Plus, Wireless Charging. "This is Lumia, and it's time to switch."


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Lumia 920, it's official. With PureView!


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"Today, we're ready to take the next step." Here it is.


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Jo Harlow is on stage to talk about Lumia.


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Sorry for all the duplicates, everyone. The feed is being screwy.


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Nokia Location platform will be deeply integrated in Windows Phone.


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Uh, oh. He's talking about photography. Can we say, "Exciting"?


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Future Disruptions – trying to overcome the shortcomings of current devices.


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"There's so much more innovation in this world ahead."


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Elop is now touching on Asha. Yawn.


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Over 100,000 Windows Phone applications, and the Marketplace is growing 3x faster now than before Nokia.


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China is now the largest Windows Phone market. "We also extend our reach into the U.S. with the Lumia 710."


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"People started to take notice of Windows Phone and the ecosytem has grown."


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"First, we joined the Windows Phone ecosystem…"


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"… Nokia had to be part of an ecosystem."


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Stephen Elop is on stage. We're starting!


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Perfect. Silencing phones, lights dimming … we're about to get started.


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Testing, testing. Is this thing on?


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Daimen Vazquez Yes, competition is good and healthy and necessary, especially in a struggling market. Competition breeds, harbors, fosters, nurtures innovation-not litigation and hoarding and coveting and gluttony (Apple). Bring on Nokia and windows and android and ios, bring it all. They all have something to offer us. Nokia's920 has an amazing screen and camera, especially the BSI. It's distinctive and clearly Nokia (samsung). Motorolais getting better but following an iPhone recipe of last year's specs for next year's phones (specs finally caught up). Note II is awesome, HTC's "dlx" sounds awesome (its time to get a one x variant on Verizon). LG has some amazing potential this year with quad S4 and probably best screen ever (HD IPs +). Even apple sounds like they're making an amazing phone...with less than last year's specs. Ios 6 sounds better than iPhone 5. Welcome Intel and 41 megapixel cameras and 4K, Bring it all.
William PsyFi Baba Ejiogbe Windows will do that to you LOL
William PsyFi Baba Ejiogbe http://youtu.be/pytmZV0Qs7s Here's the link where Nokia false advertising one the Lumia 920...Looks like Nokia had no faith in their device....Great job Nokia!...Keep up the bad work!
Mijael Machaca Morales No... i saw some ppl saying "WOW that lumia phones are sick" but maybe they are fake (like the video demo of the lumia 920 in his presentation hahaha). Nokia or Microsoft paying ppl to get some reputation, its really disappointing... however this phones are good but not enough against the sgs3 or the oneX even the RAZR Maxx HD (<=this could be my next buy :)
August White Absolutely! With my recent move and Sprint contract coming to an end, I plan on jumping to whatever carrier will offer the Lumia 920.
Mark Belkowski no wp sucks.
Marcus Gajo WIRLESS CHARGING!
Victor ElJefe Dominguez I love android but the new lumias look sick also even if it is running windows
Ty Johnson I got more interest in the gnote2 for tmobile rumors
Bobby Peabody I love all the people saying no. Just because it isn't part of their fanboy operating system. Lol!
Zach Jewell Wow never thought that a Nokia phone could be so cool
Zach Cline Not really no
Fred Perry Your live feed sucks
Jeff Irvine Does it run Andr....oh nevermind.
Niklas Gustafsson Hell yeah!
Tony Pollard No thank you
Marc OKelly Yes, but windows phone 8 is holding me at bay
Chris Hyson No. Though I have more faith in nokia then rim even if nokia still thinks it's 1999
Miroslav Dmitriev Not Really...




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