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Live: Nokia is announcing new Windows Phone 8 devices

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Live: Nokia is announcing new Windows Phone 8 devices
Today is a great day for Nokia, Microsoft and Windows Phone! Probably as big, or even bigger than Nokia's last year unveiling of their first Windows handsets, today's announcement of their first Windows Phone 8 devices will have a tremendous effect on the future of the company.

Due to some recent leaks, we expect Nokia to announce at least two phones, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. There isn't too much that is currently known about the handsets, although we can be pretty sure that at least one of the models will have the PureView camera technology, although with not so many pixels as in the Nokia 808 PureView.

Specs-wise, we don't expect wonders, but it's also true that Windows Phone doesn't need an impressive specs sheet in order to impress you with buttery-smooth performance. Overall, we're quite excited about the upcoming devices by Nokia, because the company has proven that it's capable of building beautiful smartphones that can easily stand out from the crowd of black bars that the market seems to be flooded with.

Stay tuned for our liveblog of the event, which will begin at 10AM ET | 9AM CT | 7AM PT | 4PM Central European Time!

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Live event tracker

10:24This was Ray, but don't forget that a few hours later there will be Verizon and Motorola's RAZR HD event, so stay tuned!
10:23Thank you guys for being with us today. Sorry about the technical issue preventing us from posting pics during the last part of the show.
10:22"This is Lumia, the world's most innovative smartphone." These were Stephen Elop's closing words.
10:22"We started with Navigation like Nokia Drive and Transport, but today we recreating the way you navigate with Nokia City Lens."
10:20He's trying to convince developers that Windows and Windows Phone will be the next big chance for a dev breakthrough.
10:18"We integrate in the Microsoft account, a single place to log in and get access to SkyDrive, documents, Skype..."
10:17"All of the devices are designed to be beautiful and functional."
10:16"Make no mistake about it, this is a year for Windows."
10:16What follows is some generic talk about the advancements made by the Windows Phone eco-system.
10:15And now Steve Ballmer is up as well. Some hesitant applause.
10:14Stephen Elop is back on stage.
10:13The Lumia 820 supports wireless charging as well!
10:13It also has removable back cover, making it easy to change the color of your Lumia 820.
10:12Kevin has announced the Nokia Lumia 820! A WP8 Nokia with a bit less features.
10:10This allows for extremely steady-looking pictures and video, at least judging by the demo that's shown to us.
10:09By placing some springs around the PureView camera of the 920, Nokia's engineers have achieved great image stabilization efficiency.
10:06f/2.0 aperture for the PureView camera of the 920.
10:05The advanced features in the camera of the 920 will become available on older Lumias via a software update. Cool!
10:04For example, there's a feature that lets you shoot a series of photos, in which you can then remove moving objects.
10:04Kevin is demoing some more advanced features of the camera.
09:54He's demoing a new tech called Super Sensitive touch... wow, he's using the Lumia 920 with winter gloves!
09:53"In our opinion, this is that fastest LCD display shipped in a smartphone today." He's talking about refresh rate.
09:52"No squeaks, no cracks", Kevin is talking about the durability of the Lumia 920's build quality.
09:51He points out that in a world of black and grey phones, the Lumias add something more - personality. He has a point.
09:50We don't know whether we like him, or are a bit intimidated by him.
09:49
09:49Kevin Shields, the guy with the big voice, is now up on stage.
09:48We, on the other hand, are waiting for them to announce the second WP8 phone.
09:48He's still demoing third-party apps that can integrate with the camera...
09:46Photos get automatically uploaded to your Skydrive account, and that's seamlessly synced with your other Windows devices.
09:43It's basically a shortcut to all your apps that can use the camera for some reason.
09:42There's a "lenses" button in the camera app that allows you to use camera-integrated 3rd party apps like CNN Report, PhotoStrip, etc.
09:41
09:39
09:38Pressing the Power and Home key takes a screenshot in WP8.
09:36Did we say Exploder? We meant Explorer!
09:36He's now demoing some customization options in mobile Internet Exploder.
09:34All old apps will run just fine on Windows Phone 8 and its higher resolution.
09:33Joe looks pretty fresh today. The haircut's better than ever.
09:32He's showing off the cool added functionality of the Live Tiles, even the smaller ones.
09:31Joe is always involving his wife in his presentations.
09:31"The top priority for me in my smartphone experience is to have fast access to my wife."
09:30
09:30Joe will go through the personalization options of the Lumia 920 smartphone.
09:29
09:28"There's one other innovation I haven't talked about." She's inviting Joe Belfiore of Microsoft to talk about WP8.
09:28
09:27... in order to give a boost to wireless charging. Let's hope this brings us closer to our dreams of cutting the cords.
09:27It's using the Qi wireless charging standard. Nokia is also announcing deals with Virgin Atlantic and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf...
09:26

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:43 8

1. arunvsindia (Posts: 9; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


waiting:)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:08

31. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


me waiting if nokia have some tablets to announce

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:43 7

2. -box- (Posts: 3727; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Waiting. So excited!!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:44 9

3. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


"Overall, we're quite excited about the upcoming devices by Nokia, because the company has proven that it's capable of building beautiful smartphones that can easily stand out from the crowd of black bars that the market seems to be flooded with."

+1 for that.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:48 6

4. imran_khan0786 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Still waiting

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:51 3

5. Diego! (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I'm waiting... patiently :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:51 6

6. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Being honest I dont wanna see a company so big fall terribly,while i was growing up Nokia used to be that look-up to company so hopefully they do well this time around!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:54 1

7. eisenbricher (Posts: 970; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I think Ray has already been cut off from accessing internet ~~

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:55 5

8. Shino (Posts: 178; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Go Nokia! I'm sure they'l be #1 again!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:55 4

9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1044; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


get it on Nokia and best of Luck I do not care what they say Nokia is a Winner everyday!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:05

15. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 345; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Sorry for - it was a mistake
+1 for u

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:56 1

10. arunvsindia (Posts: 9; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


watch livehttp://www.nokia.com/global/about-nokia/webcast/live/

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:02 1

11. rainyday (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Oh boy, oh boy

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:03 2

12. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Bring it on!!!!!!!!!! NOkia

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:03 2

13. Diego! (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Elop is wearing jeans! o.O

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:14

35. Commentator (Posts: 2319; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I guess it was too much to ask for Ballmer to wear jeans too...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:04 2

14. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


live cam is not working :(

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:06 1

16. kenobi8 (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Good start Nokia :P
The service is unavailable. on their website.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:08

17. Diego! (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Don't Asha phones have Symbian as OS?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:09 1

18. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


no it has s40

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:13

19. Diego! (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Thanks buddy! :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:29

20. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)


So lets comments live :P

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:29

21. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)


I just farted

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:30

22. imran_khan0786 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Superb phone.definitely I will take this one. No other phone.

Thanks nokia

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:31

23. ckingt4 (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 May 2012)


So far all I've gotten is Buy nokia because if your on at&t or international we have a camera, display and maps! not impressed thus far.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:40

24. voxmarc (Posts: 299; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


iPhonearena headlines: iPhone 5....whatta bias website.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:43

26. Commentator (Posts: 2319; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Because the launch of what is expected to be Apple's best-selling handset ever warrants no coverage at all...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:43 3

25. Mohamed_Abdulkareem (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 May 2012)


4.5" display? finally ! good job nokia :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:53 4

27. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


MOtion HD+ Clearblack display

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 05:45

41. Mohamed_Abdulkareem (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 May 2012)


awesome :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:03 1

28. Commentator (Posts: 2319; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


So... why did Angry Birds get its own two minute plug? It didn't really fit in well with the other feature demonstrations...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:07 1

29. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Explains all the technical problems... even the computers are sick of the over exposed game.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:07 1

30. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


If these camera tools are even half as good as they look, this is going to be a HUGE selling point for Nokia.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:10

32. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Yes, you're right.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:11

33. VebbX (Posts: 41; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


wtf 8mp??? :(

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:12

34. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I wish they would have just gone over the entire WP 8 functions. I know it would have made for a long presentation, but really... why keep anything on the back burner at this point? Other than that, this looks great for Nokia.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:16

36. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


My boy Ballmer just mispronounced "Nokia". Geez.....

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:18

37. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


"Naw-kea". I am giggling...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:24

38. merkeke (Posts: 62; Member since: 03 Jan 2009)


what carrier in the US will this be on? Have they announced anything in regard to that yet?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:25 1

39. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


f*** no tablets

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:19

40. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


nice looking phones......but im with sony lol xperia ftw :)

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