Nokia announces MWC press conference, scheduled for February 24
0. phoneArena 23 Jan 2014, 08:57 posted on
Mobile World Congress 2014 is quickly approaching. In just a month's time, hordes of geeks from all over the world will gather in Barcelona drawn by their passion for mobile gadgets. We'll be there as well, of course, and one of the events we'll surely attend is the Nokia press conference, scheduled for Monday, February 24...
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1. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
But all eyes will be set on the Lumia 929.
3. nokia12 (Posts: 463; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
Nokia please release Normandy please.. as a goodbye gift to your fans. .. we know elop and ms fu up badly.. but you are independent now..
xda will make sure it will be a very capable device and it will still sell way more than any Samsung low end phone.. that will give you confidence to return in 2016 with Android.. comeon Nokia..
14. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Only Android will save Nokia
WP is going backwards.
WP sells nothing
19. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
How is gaining market share going backwards?..
25. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
As pointed out several times, year after year declination of sales by Nokia themselves
Market share gain is MS FUD now isn't it.
12. Ren11 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Jan 2014)
Nokia .. Please Normandy.. u need to blow out Samsung...!!!
16. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
And Moto but Moto G is better ! Than the Lumia
18. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Dude get your mind right, when you make comments like that and people got the never to upvote it really shows that a lot of you have no idea of what you are talking about, what you stated are not facts.
Google or Bing "The burning platform memo", to get the facts.
Android would not have saved Nokia they would have died already mainly due to Samsung being the King of Android, others like HTC are struggling, MS financially supported Nokia which they needed pretty much like the way the helped out Apple in the 90's however this deal was exclusive to WP.
To make a long story short under WP Nokia has been thriving, they sold 30 million Lumias over the last year compared to 13.3 million in 2012, in the process they in the process made WP the fastest growing OS worldwide, look it up.
I see Lumias is being ground breaking, an excellent hardware/software combination, everyone is copying Nokia from hardware great cameras, colored smartphones, everyone is copying Windows Phone Metro aka Modern UI, look at Android, it's OEM's and iOS , app developers website, WP changed design language, everyone is now Flat, Clean Minimalistic and Tiled like.
Nokia employees will still be making Lumias I see a bright future.
20. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
All I can say is that what you just said is most likely the reality of the situation, and the truth... I agree..
27. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I'll just leave this here,...
32. nokia12 (Posts: 463; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
burning platform memo",
to get the facts. Android would not have saved
Nokia they would have died
already mainly due to Samsung"
this is the reason why I call you a fanboy .. when burning platform memo was released Samsung was not the king.. it was Htc who was dominant.. blindly believing elop words..
htc has is struggling not because it has android but because of marketing and overpriced phones in mid and low range... Sony and LG is beautifully making a comeback both are profitable they sold more than nokia wp phones.. wp is not making nokia phones sell.. its nokia brand value that is making windows phone sell ..
tell me if windows phone is so successful why did Samsung, htc quit and never put efforts in wp .. because of a simple reason majority people don't like windows phone , it has been a failure.. the market share they earned has been through lumia 520,620 which was sold at LOSS.. anybody can gain Markey share if they sell at a loss.. if blackberry started selling bb10 os at 70$ off contract it will also gain market share... its all about price... but in long run you can't sell at a loss ,gain market share and stay alive that what happened to nokia..
I am a nokia fan and use to support wp as well but after lumia 800,900 disaster it wad simple majority people don't like wp.. it was fast and fluent,android was laggy ... but what if aandroid got fast and fluent , and exactly that's what happened with jelly bean so people didn't switch.. and ms failed with wp8 slow development... all the work done is by nokia making exclusives apps,features for lumia .. while ms was sleeping with outdated hardware...
what nokia emloyees are you talking about majority of great nokia employees have already resigned including pureview camera guru Damian Deming , their lumia design head who designed all phones and countless others.. many more will leave after sale is complete... nokia management was already changed when elop came along and infected with its ms employees.. so what you will get is a pure Microsoft product with no nokia not even nokia brand tag..
without nokia brand sales will fall for windows phone.. and then they will reboot to windows phone 9..
26. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
Liveitup & Rodneyej1 Seems that we are about the only ones on here that give fair assesments based on some knowledge or fact.
Even the creator is baised towards Android granted its their thread but pointing out just Normandy for MWC.
Really cmon!!! They have a keyboard, 929 Icon, Normandy, 1320.
29. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
WPCentral is the only trusted source for accurate, unbiased, sensible WP news... These guys are just here for filler..
4. akki20892 (Posts: 3899; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
We have eyes on new entry Normandy if they have plan to launch.
And Lumia 929 is just for Verizon.
13. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
In my opinion if Nokia makes the Normandy,,, we're looking at another HTC first here.. I just don't see this phone shaking up the market, or becoming a threat to other low end phones on the market.. It might if it stayed on the market for multiple generations, but it would most likely be short lived.. A novelty at most...
21. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Your welcome.. Anytime..
Also, do you realize how pathetic you sound? At least try to make people believe that you're an adult.. Come on, kiddo.. You can do better than that.. Believe in yourself next time!
34. nokia12 (Posts: 463; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
you clearly are too blinded with ms famboyism and cleArly don't see that this is a less than 80$ off contract phone for india .. ashas sell in huge number at that price which is a feature phone.. if a dumb phone can sell in huge numbers at that price a smartphone will even sell more. and before you say lumia 520 .. it is 130$ phone in india.. so Normandy will kill all the 100$ phones there being an android from nokia and will be the biggest selling device.. htc first was totally a differnt thing and was not cheap...
36. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
The device will gain a lot of traction and won't be short lived. XDA has been, and will always be there to make the most out of this device.
Just look at even the HTC G1 getting Kitkat. That proves how popular can things get.
6. aranauser (Posts: 58; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
no more lumias for me.its started showing decline(read q4)
excited to see NORMANDY and pray there will be a flagship for that range
9. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
It showed a tiny decline, as others did also.. It's no big deal, and definitely nothing to start pitting against Lumia devices with.. Who cares? And Microkia expected this dip knowing that they weren't releasing a load of new devices, with updated software, for the holiday season.. This isn't anything to panic about.
7. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2009; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Before anyone is excited, Normandy, if announced, will NOT be running on Google Android. Otherwise Nokia will be going down, hard.
8. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Ready to leave my Lumia 920 for a GSM variant of the Lumia 929! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!
10. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I hope this event is where we'll see some next generation Windows Phone hardware by Nokia, and finally get a peek at WP8.1..
Nevertheless, it most likely won't, and WP fans will have to wait for Build 2014...
I just can't wait to see what Cortana has to offer..
11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
FYI... The Microkia deal still hasn't gone through yet, so the devices that Nokia has been working on for the past 6 months, that have yet to be revealed, will still be branded Nokia devices for now.. I can see any Lumia, or other device, that comes out for the next 2 quarters still being branded Nokia devices.. I wouldn't expect a non Nokia, solely Lumia, branded device until late 2014,, if not early 2015..
I say solely Lumia because that's the only thing that makes since at this point, and nobody, including myself, thinks that a Microsoft branded phone sounds that great.. It only makes sense for MS to do exactly what they did with Xbox, and Surface, and leave the Lumia brand to itself... Now, I'm sure the would stamp the name "MS" really tiny on the back, and that would be fine... As long as the hardware only change's for the better, and not the worst.. But, I have faith that It'll either stay the same, or improve slightly,,, I hope...
15. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
nokia has bin microsoft since Elop
Elop and wp killed nokia
22. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Are you replying to me? Because I've already heard your useless opinions, I don't agree with anything you say, and I'm not even sure if you're real.. So in other words,,, you're trying to convince the wrong person to believe your lies, false info, fiction, and listen to your cries out for attention.. I ain't the one, it...
23. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
And, practice some English! Are we really supposed to take that baby talk seriously?
28. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
Rod don't let it get to you. They are crazed to think that MS is going any where anytime soon hahaha.
They are all here to stay Apple, Google, Microsoft & BlackBerry
31. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
android powered nokia!!!! waiting for it :D nokia deserves good os
33. quocthinh1709 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
i think Windows Phone will become better, wait, wait, ...
35. bakarock (Posts: 53; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)
this phone will sell better than lumia 525, even without google services... MOST people want nokia android phone, and this phone is based on highly optimized android 4.4.. CUNNING NOKIA...
37. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1513; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I'm interested in Nokia's last hurrah device release's before Microsoft and Nokia seal their Deal. If the Nokia Android powered "Normandy" is released before their Deal is sealed
Folks it's a good bet Microsoft will have to support the "Normandy" if they are on sale before
Microsoft takes over Nokia's devices and services mobile division. If it is not on the market place then Microsoft can cancel it's manufacturing. I do not think it would hurt Microsoft to offer an Android OS smart phone instead it would show that Microsoft is a Savvy corporation
and sells different types of devices including Android devices to the Public in it's online store , Brick motor store and independent outlets like "Best Buy".