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LIVE: Nokia's MWC 2013 press-conference
Nokia is back here at MWC with a press-conference where we expect the manufacturer to unveil some quite intriguing devices. Last year, Nokia introduced the innovative 808 PureView and Lumia 620 to the world, and this year we're once again looking forward to a new camera breakthrough. Sure, the Nokia Lumia 920 already has that beautiful 8MP PureView Phase II camera, but we all know that's still light-years away from the quality of the good-old 808, and that's what we're all hoping to see here at MWC - the real PureView and Windows Phone - all in a single device. Of course, the surprises that Nokia's hiding up its sleeve might be completely different, so let's not hurry to get our hopes up too high.

Whatever Nokia is going to unveil, we're sure that it'll be quite exciting, so be sure stay tuned to us! This wonderful events starts at 2:30AM Eastern, 1:30AM Central | 12:30AM Mountain | 11:30PM Pacific (on the 24th) | 7:30AM GMT.


Live event tracker

02:27And that's a wrap, folks, thanks for following!
02:27"For Nokia the building blocks are in place, and now we have to make sure that all this capability and beauty and design...comes to market."
02:26Elop says the shift away from them is happening at a fast pace indeed
02:26Question: We have observed that QWERTY-based devies is clearly on a decline?
02:25"Of course there's a lot more to come. We're very excited about what we announced today."
02:25When are you bringing 808 PureView camera to Windows Phone? "PureView stands for more than anything a great photographic experience."
02:21"We have to rapidly innovate at the high-end. It turns out...some of the hardest work is taking some of that innovation and making it cheap"
02:21Can you give us your thoughts on how you will continue to invest at the high-end?
02:18City Lens gets mentioned as a "whole new array of experience"
02:18Q&A time now, asking about Augmented Reality going forward
02:17"Today I know that every Nokia and every Nokia fan is proud that we are now fielding the most innovative portfolio of products ever."
02:17Wrapping it up: "Without question we have remained focus on our strategy. Market first innovations to people at all prices points"
02:16Sports Direct, Foxtons, Coca Cola, Kone, KPN, and Mall of America moving to Lumia because of the synergies with Microsoft
02:14"With Lumia on Windows Phone 8 we can deliver a great Microsoft business applications and service experience."
02:14"We're also getting bolder as it relates to business."
02:13
02:13
02:12"We're opening up our core technologies and APIs to developers."
02:11"We've achieved the level of 130,000 Windows Phone applications."
02:11HERE Maps will become available for the new Firefox OS from Mozilla.
02:10The HERE navigational suite is coming to non-Lumia Windows Phones, so HTC and Samsung are doing a jig and dance now
02:09China Mobile will be carrying the Nokia Lumia 520 and 720, pretty ambitious rollout
02:08The Lumia 720 will roll out in Asia this quarter, then expand to Europe for EUR 250
02:08
02:08
02:08Lumia 520 coming this quarter in Europe and Asia, in the US with T-Mobile and in Latin America for EUR 130
02:08
02:07
02:07Nokia 105 and 301 (EUR 65)coming in Q2
02:06Single tap puts the phone in the holder, it starts charging, and gets yo to your destination, no more dead phones because of the GPS app
02:05Nokia wireless charging car holder gets announced, combining it with navigation!
02:04Lumia 720 has the same battery from the 920, and wireless charging, too!
02:04
02:04"Once again we want to bring sight and location to more and more applications." so 3rd party apps are also invited
02:03You can use the viewfinder to find places around you and then navigate to them
02:03"We're really bringing the user interface of sight across the portfolio with HERE Livesight"
02:01Place Tag, is new app app to tag photos and turn them into postcards
02:00
02:00Wide-angle frontal camera, fitting up to four people in the frame
02:00F/1.9 aperture, great low-light performance, here is a sample
01:59"The real surprise in this mid-range smartphone is the camera."
01:59"We're also launching and rolling out HTML5 support for bigger screens and browsers.This all for less than 4 euros a month."
01:59
01:58Talking about software now - "So Nokia Music+ is an upgrade as a subscription for people who already use Nokia Music."
01:57First Lumia unibody with microSD card support
01:56
01:554.3" ClearBlack screen with curved glass, operated with gloves, great sunlight visibility
01:55
01:55
01:54Time for the heavy-hitter - Nokia Lumia 720, made for non-LTE markets, aimed for broader reach

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posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:29 3

1. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Excited :D

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:33 2

6. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Livehttp://www.media-server.com/m/p/jxs79ucd

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:09 1

12. Hemoroid (Posts: 72; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


Why all this talk about Nokia all the time?? Nokia is just copying Sammy and you know it.
Please phonearena Im tired reading all this nokiastories!
This i the third already today!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:16 6

15. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


"Nokia is just copying Sammy and you know it." -- proof please...

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:15

30. lolol (Posts: 64; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


DO you even know what Nokia and samsung are? lol, get a life.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:04

39. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


You got that backwards, hemorrhoid.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:30 2

2. rahulz (Posts: 117; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Nokia wont disappoint...

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:24

46. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


And they just did. I'm really not happy with Nokia. They only announced boring, low end stuff.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:31 2

3. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


whats in your bag NOKIA!!!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:32 2

5. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 May 2012)


LUMIA

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:32 3

4. askbingask (Posts: 22; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


excited as hell

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:36

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


A Windows phone with a 12-13 MP PureView camera with enhanced OIS and some other nice features is what I'm hoping for, maybe a tablet as well. I really don't want that huge sensor of the 808 on a WP, it's just ugly and makes the phone a brick.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:04

40. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


What if we could have both? lol

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:42

9. askbingask (Posts: 22; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


nokia to launch only 4 phone and they r anounced that means no eos
but yesssss new nokia os

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:47

10. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


wow, goose bumps all over me. 520.......1000

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:53

11. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


nokia ftw and rock mwc.........

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:12 2

13. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


I'm more impressed by the ultra cheap yet highly functional Asha phones in this press event than the rather average Lumias. Nice work Nokia.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:13 1

14. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


stupid nokia, waited eagerly for catwalk. go to hell

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:31 1

19. eanpreou (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


come to think of it it really doesn't make any sense to announce a new flagship when your current flagship was announced roughly 4 months ago and is not even accessible to most parts the of the world.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:04

26. paintertech (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


It worked for Samsung with the Note 2 after the s3.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:22 1

27. haseebzahid (Posts: 1828; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


thats a different story even if samsung make a crap junk and half the planet will buy it but nokia have to give a perfect phone even once a year

samsung is walking on its fame and adding more dual>quad cores and bigger screens not something that actually matters they can release anything 4 times a year with only new processor + bigger screen nothing else its not a big deal

nokia walks with new tech and stuff in R&D which takes time

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:01

32. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


WELL IT WORKED, end of story. Whats the use of having an advanced tech and not implementing it. Sammy is crap, but atleast they listen to their customers. Nokia is arrogant, they never care about their customers like me. Even after all this i am still nokia fan[a company before ELOP]

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 09:39

47. haseebzahid (Posts: 1828; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


rofl sam listen to customers more like top end only tell me any decent mid range phone worth buying with high techs
and nokia have implemented all the good stuff not making a buz and sucky phones

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:24 3

16. raunak (Posts: 504; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


i started thinking, when they metioned 920 more than two times that they do not have a flagship to launch.
i mean, you mention your old flagship only to compare it to your new flagship and show improvements but nokia mentioned 920's camera elements and compared it to 720's, which meant 920 is still their flagship.

even nokia can disappoint.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:33 3

20. eanpreou (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


well blame all the rumors for the false hopes.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:25

28. haseebzahid (Posts: 1828; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


agreed rumors are only spoilers and only getting people more demanding but all the leaks there were no catwalk or any high end phone screen shots either

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:08

41. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


They may be waiting for a later launch in the year to iron out any issues, and/or to stomp on the S IV when it is announced. The 920 hasn't even been on the market for 5 months yet.

Also, perhaps they learned their lesson not to announce a phone months before its release, and to do what Samsung and apple do, announce it and put it on sale almost immediately to increase perceived demand and excitement.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:28

17. eanpreou (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


I knew there wasn't any catwalk, EOS nor laser coming. Well I'm still eagerly waiting for the hands on for 520 and 720.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:03

33. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


ha ha, admit it. you was eager to hear EOS!!!!!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:09

42. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


EOS was/is just the code name

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:12

43. eanpreou (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


who wouldn't be eager with a windows phone with 41 mpx sensor?? Its just that I had an ominous feeling about it but I was still hopeful. Well I'm as disappointed as you are, but good thing 520 and 720 were there to ease the pain somehow. AHAHAH

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:31 2

18. SIGPRO (Posts: 446; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


They introduced only lowend and midrange phones, were are the highend phones?
WTF i am really disappointed, what about the rumored Nokia Laser and EOS?

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:36 1

21. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


me too, total disappointment. Typical stupid elop. may be nokia and windows can develop a new app for their fans [inc me] dis"APP"ointment

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:26

29. haseebzahid (Posts: 1828; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


why going crzy dont believe rumors blindly :P u always end up disapointed besdies nokia flagship always comes in September to november not march

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:37

22. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


total disappointment. Typical stupid elop. may be nokia and windows can develop a new app for their fans [inc me] dis"APP"ointment

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:48

23. Amro_ (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Seriously.. Did someone really expect a new high-end Lumia only four months after the launch of Lumia 920? Why would Nokia hurt the sales of their current high-end model by announcing a new high-end? It just doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Why would they make their four months old phone obsolete by announcing a newer and better phone?

You shouldn't believe all the rumors that you read on the internet

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:56 1

24. paintertech (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Yeah because the Note 2 really hurt the sales of the s3, right?

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:04

34. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


well said paint!!!!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:58 1

25. paintertech (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


This was a huge disappoint. No announcement of a high-end Lumia device. The 920 is going to seem like small potatoes after the MWC is done with this week. All the quad-core 1080p superphones will make the 920 seem like last year's news.

I was really hoping for some good news on the windows 8 front with Nokia, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:39

31. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5783; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Quite the disappointment. I guess I won't be upgrading my GS III to a L1010 any time soon. More importantly, it seems that Nokia is doubling down on its sales strategy of don't release anything of consequence for VZW. Way to go Failop.

At least Sammy won't disappoint with the GS IV - the leaks are already confirming a worthy replacement to the GS III. Only question now is how quickly does the IV get KLP?

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:05

35. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


i dont like sammy, but you are right, they always keep their product well advanced and prompt on time. So sad

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:14

44. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Only to those who follow only specs.

That said, I, too, was really hoping for Nokia to lay the smackdown on HTC with a new PureView model, but I'm not upgrade eligible for a while (still rocking the Lumia 900), so I'm OK waiting for them to get the best device developed and launched in the meantime that they can

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:07

36. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


So sad. Nokia ruled by a stupid CEO. It like a caveman driving a Bugatti veyron

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:00

37. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5783; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


More like a caveman riding a motorcycle. If Nokia had released a new flagship L series with a 41Mp camera on VZW, we could debate whether the new phone was a Veyron or Ferrari.

This is a total fail. He should change his name to Failop.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:03

38. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


It may be that such a product isn't yet ready for "primetime". The 808 PureView took YEARS of development, and is still being tweaked, and Nokia has only been on the Windows Phone train for a short while, and Symbian doesn't translate directly to Windows Phone, especially with the changeover from 7.5/7.8 to 8.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 10:29

48. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


cant accept it buddy!!!! If they cant even tweak according to the market, whats the use of having such a big company with huge resources?

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:24

45. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


I think what is interesting is how these two new devices compare with the just-released 620:http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Nokia-Lumia-720,Nokia-Lumia-620,Nokia-Lumia-520/phones/7746,7593,7745
- the 520 has a larger screen and is taller and wider, but lighter and thinner. It lacks a flash for the camera, so a potential customer choosing between the two would be faced with spending more to get a smaller device with a flash, or a larger one without one, or spending even more for a 720 (or 820).
- the 720 is definitely a slight bump over the 620 in every typical comparison, except onboard memory and RAM.

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