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Nokia promises to "wow" with announcements (video)

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Nokia’s chief executive officer Stephen Elop took over the Finnish phone maker nearly two years ago, and now, a year and a half after he announced that Nokia will adopt Windows Phone as its main platform, the company’s today event will be the big test for not only the phone maker but the CEO as well. We’re roughly two hours ahead of the event, and setting the tone for the allegedly upcoming Lumia 920 with PureView technology and a more affordable colorful Lumia 820, Elop promised to wow customers this time.

"Some of the things you'll see you'll look at and say 'wow, this has clearly been years in the making, it's wonderful work— this is the thing that Nokia has always been known for," Elop said in an interview for the Wall Street Journal.


Nokia’s head showed great confidence in the upcoming devices and said they are a part of an ongoing plan, the next step in the development for Nokia’s Lumia lineup of Windows Phone smartphones.

When asked about Samsung’s ATIV S, the first officially announced Windows Phone 8 phone, Elop smiled and convincingly explained that on September 5th Nokia will be showing “the very first working Windows Phone device” with the focus on “working,” obviously as opposed to Samsung’s ATIV S that we don’t know all that much about.

After nearly two years at the helm at Espoo, Finland, Elop also promised that today will be the first time for us to see the “full power and might of the Nokia R&D team” and the “fully differentiated experience” on Lumias. And while investors are not so certain and generally bearish for Nokia's prospects, but there is still hope for the company. Stay tuned, the event kicks off in less than two hours and we’ll be covering it live.

source: Wall Street Journal

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:29 11

1. hung2900 (Posts: 793; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Who still believes in Elop? I dont

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:32 10

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


elop = flop ;)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:33

21. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Agreed.. thats what he did to Nokia.. :(
WP 8 now their only hope

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:21

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


yupe ......... and can become again unbeatable if nokia do android flagship

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:40

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


with these two flagship heavy s**t now nokia is no more.......
now Elop shud change his name to Flop

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:35 6

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


first time for us to see the “full power and might of the Nokia R&D team” and the “fully differentiated experience”

That's the only part I believe in his whole statement. Now that Nokia has the OS it needs to unleash all its power to compete with the others.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:01 2

15. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


let's see what all those years are spent on!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:40 6

9. -box- (Posts: 3784; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Elop is just the voice of the company. I'm supremely confident in the company behind him

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:48 1

14. Nematc (Posts: 28; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


WOW WOW WOW

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:31 1

2. redmd (Posts: 882; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I'm excited but I know I might not get Nokia WP

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:31 3

3. MeoCao (unregistered)


I don't trust this guy.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:34 5

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


first time for us to see the “full power and might of the Nokia R&D team” and the “fully differentiated experience”

That part when he said that, my hopes got high. I have big trust on Nokia R&D. They're among the best in the world.

I hope elop won't make all this hype come to nothing. Nokia fans are waiting patiently for a nokia device that could unleash their true power.

*fingers crossed*

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:36 3

7. BigSupes (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Can't wait. Nokia and WP are the saving grace from the generic iCrud and Android devices.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:37 4

8. cubanresourceful (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


I'm excited for Nokia and hope they succeed. More players in the market equal better competition in prices, hardware, and design. Here's to Nokia pulling through. :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:41 1

10. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 347; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


If he bring out great innovations then my hate for this guy will be reduced... :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:42 1

11. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


WOW Stephen elop is fired!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:43

12. santaclaus (Posts: 52; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


please make us "WOW" for another time just like you had did in MWC about Pureview

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:47 1

13. redmd (Posts: 882; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I was wowed by the technology not the phone itself.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:28

17. haseebzahid (Posts: 1826; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


thats what pureview was made for phone was just a prototype of the technology it was not to compete with anything

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:10 2

16. clarkja72 (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)


I don't understand why people demonstrate such hatred for Elop. He is the CEO of a major company, that has a board. It's not like he just sits behind a desk ruling with an iron fist, and makes decisions all on his own. The board runs the company, he is just the voice of their decisions. No CEO has that authority, unless he is a majority share holder. With that being said, I'm very excited to see what Nokia brings to the WP game today. Samsung has presented the ATIV S already, which looks to be a solid device. I hope Nokia can bring something that will blow us all away! Whatever they, HTC, and other manufacturers bring will only increse competition(choice for the consumer), and help boost the ecosystem of the BEST OS!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:28 2

18. hung2900 (Posts: 793; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


So "Single-core is enough, multi-core is useless" is the idea of the whole company, right?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:30

20. haseebzahid (Posts: 1826; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


what where does u fit ur comment in reply to O_o

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:29

19. haseebzahid (Posts: 1826; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


its because people dont think at all about a company structure

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:01

23. poddey (Posts: 75; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


That's not quite how companies usually run. The company board does sit at the top and they have the decision making power but it is really the CEO's job to develop the strategy and to run the company. The CEO is the captain of the ship and he steers it even though he may not own a majority share in it.

Elop must have presented an extremely convincing case to the Nokia Board for them to have agreed to take Nokia down this WP route.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:53

22. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Better WOW us Nokia i dont want you to die
But if the new nokia Lumia dont sell nokia will be dead thats really sad

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:19

24. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3009; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You guys haven't seen anything yet... Stephen, a Chief executive will not be someone to boast without having something to brag about. I'm sure Nokia will come up with something exquisite!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:27

26. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


where is the "WOW"
watch and i don't see it

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