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Nokia World 2011: Live Coverage!

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Nokia World 2011: Live Coverage!
Welcome to our liveblog covering the opening keynote of Nokia World 2011, featuring CEO Stephen Elop. We're quite excited because the still largest phone manufacturer by volume is expected to finally unveil its first Windows Phone-based smartphones. As a matter of fact, the very first leaks prior to the beginning of the event have started, hinting that we might see a total of three new Windows Phones - the Nokia Lumia 800, Lumia 710 and 900. Whether that would be the case, remains to be seen. Who knows, there may be even more in store for us!

Stay tuned for all the details, as the event starts at 4AM eastern, 3AM central, 1 AM pacific time, or 9AM GMT. You can follow our live updates here, or via our special Twitter channel - @PhoneArenaLive.

Live event tracker

04:37We thank you as well! This is Ray S. signing off. Stay tuned for our first hands-ons with the new devices!
04:36"Thank you and enjoy the rest of the day!"
04:34Colin Giles, head of sales, is now back on stage, closing the keynote.
04:33Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, thanks all of their partners, and of course, customers for the support.
04:32Nokia Asha 300 will be EUR 85, Asha 303 - EUR 115, and Asha 200 - EUR 60, all by the end of the year in Europe and Asia.
04:31The Nokia Lumia 800 is now available for pre-order at Nokia.com.
04:31Nokia Lumia 800 will cost EUR 420, while 710 will cost EUR 270, before taxes and subsidies.
04:30U.S. availability will happen in the beginning of 2012. But not sure of which devices yet.
04:30The Lumia 710 comes to Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan by the end of the year.
04:29Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan will be getting it later.
04:29EU stores are getting the Lumia 800 in November.
04:28Nokia Lumia 800 is now being packed and shipped! They've packed and sealed a Lumia 800 live! Cool!
04:26And Steven is out. Stephen is in. Now they're talking about release dates!
04:25They are rolling another "Amazing Everyday" spot.
04:24Just joking, we're still here. No way we miss the end!
04:24"We're gonna invade cities." Okay, all of this marketing game is getting a bit too much for us. We're out...
04:22Oops, they plan on filling "the world" with tiles. That's Live Tiles he talks about. Looks like a helluva lot of tiles to us.
04:21The commercial audience for Nokia is "young". And "Amazing Everyday" will be the marketing idea that will be playing on those youngsters.
04:19Steven Overman, VP of marketing creation, is now on stage, telling us how they're going to drive desire for the Lumia.
04:1731 carriers and retailers have commited to offer the new Lumia handsets.
04:16"Today we're also announcing the Nokia purity headsets!" , developed in partnership with Monster.
04:15EA and Sesame Street are new Nokia partners. Intriguing...
04:14Nokia Live View, on the other hand, is a new app for augmented reality.
04:13They are announceing the Nokia Public Transportation app.
04:13Stephen is now wrapping up what we saw today.
04:10They're going to be shipping colorful back covers that will let you personalize your handset. We like those!
04:10Nokia Drive, Nokia Music and ESPN Sports hub are also included with the Nokia Lumia 710.
04:09It'll be a more affordable Windows Phone by Nokia - 3.7" LCD Clear Black display.
04:09Nokia Lumia 710 is now announced! Out of nowhere.
04:07Stephen is now back on stage and chats with Kevin about availability.
04:06He recaps: "You've seen terrific hardware innovation that brings out the best in Windows Phone."
04:06Nokia Drive, Nokia Music and ESPN Sports Hub will all be free, when you purchase the Nokia Lumia 800.
04:05With ESPN Sports hub, you can pin a league or a team right to the homescreen.
04:04It's a new Sports hub, exclusive to the Nokia Lumia phone!
04:04Finally, they have worked with ESPN in order to enhance the sports experience on the Nokia Lumia 800.
04:03Kevin wants the audience to give him some applause for Nokia Music. Here it comes, Kev!
04:02There are lots of different mixes taht you can play, but you can also create a custom mix. And yeah, you can also download those for later.
04:01The headline feature of Nokia Music is Mixed Radio - it instantly plays tracks, without log-ins, passwords and so on.
04:00Next up is music. Apparently, what we've had until now was "such a pain". Now they are giving us Nokia Music and Mixed Radio, a new services
04:00They have optimized the in-car landscape view, which should improve your driving with navigation experience. He demoes turn-by-turn guides.
03:59Nokia Drive has online type-ahead suggestions for over 69 million places.
03:58Nokia Drive comes for free with the Lumia 800 - it will be the first WP phone with included voice-guide navigation.
03:57Now he'll talk about the unique value added by Nokia: "Navigation, music and sports".
03:57Finally, we'll get to see the internet browser in the Lumia 800. It's the WP 7.5 browser, complete with hardware optimization.
03:56His Xbox Live avatar looks exactly like Kevin... no way, we tell you!
03:55He's now "introducing" us to the Office hub. 25GB of SkyDrive storage come with the Nokia Lumia 800.
03:54The camera on the 800 has been designed in a way to work great with ordinary people, even ones who don't know a thing about photography.
03:53f2.2 aperture, optimized flash for low-light conditions.
03:52You can do a Facebook or Windows Live chat right from within the People hub.
03:52Kevin is now showing us the People hub. But we've already seen this before, of course.
03:50He demos how you can pin application shortcuts on the homescreen, as well as contacts and their latest Twitter, Facebook updates, etc.
03:49Those Live Tiles seem quite lively, indeed. He says this is much better than other, more static homescreens...wonder what he's referring to?
03:48He's now doing a live demo of the software on the Nokia Lumia 800, and more importantly, a few WP apps by Nokia.
03:47The interface seems to be right on the surface of the display, nice.
03:46Carl Zeiss lens is right there, on the back.
03:45"Outstanding antenna performance" "It's beauty on the outside, it's beast on the inside..."
03:45This guys is somewhat unbalanced, we tell you. Boy, the enthusiasm...
03:44He now introduced Kevin Shields, Senior VP of Program and Product Manager, to talk about the Nokia Lumia 800.
03:42They think this is actually the "first real Windows Phone" Wow, a bold statement that is.
03:42"There's a harmony to the Nokia Lumia 800." ... it's there first phone built on Windows Phone, of course.
03:41The same design language introduced with the N9, but improved even further for the Lumia 800.
03:40Apparently, Steve thinks the world is ready for something new... and it's the Nokia Lumia 800!
03:39"The line is blurring between smartphones and mobile devices."

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posted on 26 Oct 2011, 02:56 1

1. pongkie (Posts: 655; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

this live event tracker is neat would be nicer if there's live video too

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 03:00 1

2. ohyeah (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

hi pongkie! you could watch it live athttp://events.nokia.com/nokiaworld/index.html

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 03:02 1

3. pongkie (Posts: 655; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


posted on 26 Oct 2011, 03:08 1

4. mahadhevan05 (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Nokia windows phone (based on leaks) would be nice for illiterates. Nokia WP is nice and worth for $100. Nokia --Nowhere near the Competition.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 03:31

5. pongkie (Posts: 655; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

good for you.... but let the people in nokia finish what they have to offer before you brag about to this competition you speak. maybe you need a nokia wp because you seem to be an idiot.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 03:54

9. mahadhevan05 (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Nokia becomes the BIG ZERO BRAND.. villagers are happy with Nokia!!!

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 03:37

6. vivek.ray (Posts: 22; Member since: 08 Apr 2011)

no WOS7 !! Nokia gone crazy , featuring budget phones on their biggest event at times when when they're hitting all time low sales figures . .

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 03:45 1

7. vivek.ray (Posts: 22; Member since: 08 Apr 2011)

ohh k my bad , here comes WOS 7 . (:

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 03:49

8. kamen (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

This poor crazy boy - Kevin Shields - ruined the moment for the 800 with his yelling. I understand enthusiasm and excitement but do not get it with making people watching the live cast want to throw away their headphones.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 04:44

10. mahadhevan05 (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I need a slim 8.5mm , 4+ " dispaly, 300+ppi, 1.2 ghr chip , 8+MP cam.. HSDPA or LTE support,, will nokia do it?

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