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.



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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27 Comments

1. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Who still believes in Elop? I dont

4. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

elop = flop ;)

21. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

25. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

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

27. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

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

6. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

15. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

14. Nematc

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

WOW WOW WOW

2. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

3. MeoCao unregistered

I don't trust this guy.

5. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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*

7. BigSupes

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

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

8. cubanresourceful

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 26, 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. :)

10. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

11. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

WOW Stephen elop is fired!!

12. santaclaus

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

13. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I was wowed by the technology not the phone itself.

17. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

16. clarkja72

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 17, 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!

18. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

20. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

what where does u fit ur comment in reply to O_o

19. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

its because people dont think at all about a company structure

23. poddey

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 22, 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.

22. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 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

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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!

26. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

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

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