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Elop: Nokia and Microsoft unveiling all of Windows Phone 8 tomorrow

WP Central

Image from the WSJ Live interview with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop

In an online video interview just posted to WSJ Live, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop discusses Nokia’s strategy going forward with Windows Phone, their regular phone business and what to expect tomorrow.

While no specifics were revealed, it has been confirmed that Nokia will be showing off a fully-functional Windows Phone 8 OS on their new devices—rubbing the point home that Samsung was unable to do this just a week ago. From the interview..

“Any company can choose to stand up and hold a device and say “We’re launching it”. We’re proud, tomorrow, to be showing the very first working Windows Phone 8 device with everything unveiled”

Elop also drives the point home that they will be unveiling new consumer features in their hardware not done by other Windows Phone vendors, nor even Apple—an experience that they need to “break through” to consumers but are confident that they can.

Finally, Elop mentions how these will be the first devices where you see Nokia’s research and development (R&D) team's “full power” brought to consumers, things that have been “years in the making”.

Needless to say, we’re excited and are ready to be impressed. Tune into Windows Phone Central early tomorrow morning for our live coverage of the Nokia event as we’re on location in NYC.

Source: WSJ Live; Thanks, TheAsbo, for the tip

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exyaster says:

If what they say is true, then things are really changing. I'm looking forward to tomorrow!

White AT&T Lumia 920, you are mine!!

Wyn6 says:

If what they say is true, then the Microsoft and the Nokia could be dangerous.

I'd like to try your Lumia style.

Let's begin then! Hwaah!

Higgs Boson says:

36 live tiles of death, kid!

duk3togo says:

My pureview in lumia's shadow technique is stronger lol

jsayz says:

I wish i could stay home from work to see this!

smontoya2 says:

I second that! I hope they also announce carriers so we know what we can look forward too.

namikral says:

Who cares about carriers, I would switch to the one that has what I want

12Danny123 says:

watch it from work. Cheap shot! lol (NZ teen language)

tommohammed says:

As a Christchurch teen, I have no clue what this means

12Danny123 says:

just a cousin thing. we use slang alot. but sorry for Christchurch mate. we all NZders feel your pain man :). have a bright future ahead for the city

Ticomfreak says:

Third that, but school

12Danny123 says:

I want to watch to. But It would be 4am here in NZ and it would be Thursday !. just live stream it

irlju#WP says:

Are you sure? It will be midnight on the east coast of Australia, I don't think you guys are 4 hours aheads of us.

Shanawaz Ali says:

I'm pretty sure that it should kick off around 1am NZ local time.

R0bR says:

Ahhh...the benefits of working from home.

greg2k says:

Finally, a day I'm glad to be living in Europe. 4pm CET is perfect

12Danny123 says:

Come Lumia 920 you're mine! :)

sepatown says:

Windows Phone is finally coming together. We have Nokia and team Windows Phone to thank for this. Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 (takes a peek into his bank account), come to me baby (babies?)!

KrazyKatz64 says:

Today , I'll see everything they want us to know about their product, via live broad cast ^^

erzhik says:

Nokia given the honor to be first to fully unveil WP8. Just another reason to buy Nokia.

schlubadub says:

Tomorrow? It's already Wednesday :P Now the agonising wait until they start begins ;)

sholokov says:

Video not found :[

ZuNuKoo says:

That's was his reaction, he had none. :) he's in shock.

cedarlog says:

lol nice one 

Thank you WP central for the heads-up, that was a very good interview. When Elop speaks I can't help but think he's being groomed to take over MS when Ballmer steps down.

futurix says:

Oh dear god, no!
"Microsoft, your platform is burning!"

If I'm reading your comment correctly, then you're taking mine in the wrong way. I think he'd be, and is, a great CEO.

karelj says:

Talk is cheap, lets see if Nokia can walk the walk.

sdreamer says:

Time to buy Nokia stock? Lol. Kinda bummed to hear about how they've spent years developing these hardware features, and to finally put them into a device they probably knew about when the Lumia 900 was coming about, that's in the past anyways. I hope they also show off 7.8 for those of us stuck in our contracts with the most definately (not) awesome premier partner AT&T.

Tell me about it. They get to show off great phones that you can only get if you are willing to pay mega bucks for capped data, while 98% of their iPhone users are getting unlimited for the same rate....disgusting.

jfa1 says:

I am paying less than 240.00 amonth for 850 minutes unlimited family text and I have a grandfathered unlimited data plan my wife a 3 gb  data on her iphone 4 and my daughter 3gb  on 4s and my son 3gb  on GS2.  Not megabucks in my eyes.

I'm at TMobile and $85 unlimited everything.

Montpbm says:

I'm with T-Mobile too, and only pay $141.00 for 3-lines & unlimited everything too.. So I know what you mean & how you feel lol.

Duffau says:

Wow, I pay 120 with tmobile for unlimited minutes on 2 lines (parents don't use data), unlimited text for all, and unlimited data (2gb full speed) and 500 min on each of 2 additional lines (don't really use minutes on these 2). I get more than I need out of this plan and I've never gone over 1.5gb. To me it seems like you are paying megabucks bud.

wpguy says:

Like Duffau, I'm paying half that on TMobile for two lines, 750 shared minutes, unlimited text, unlimited data (probably throttled after 2 GB per phone, but neither has hit that). Will probably add a third phone for $40, for a grand total of $160.

From where I sit, after adding the third phone I will be saving $80/mo, $960/yr by using TMo instead of AT&T for what is effectively the same service.

MediaCastleX says:

Its called negotiation, you really don't have to simply accept what you have...rail at customer service or go into a dealer and get a better plan! That's what I do. =[

wpguy says:

How much are you paying, for how many phones, for what service, on which carrier?

TheAsbo says:

I'm a tipper! Woo!
Can't wait until tomorrow! (Still Tuesday here)

NIST says:

*cough cough. I feel a sick day coming on.

sholokov says:

I work from home these days...yippie!

alrutani says:

If this WP8 will be reveled fully then the event might be extended for more then 1 hour. It's already 5th September here. The event will be evening time so I will be at home ep ep horayyyy

jeff william says:

sir,could you tell me the exact time(GMT)?thank you

Sparkyscrum says:

1430 GMT.
 
I'm on nights but will be getting up especially for this!

TechsUK says:

14:30 BST isn't it? 5 hours isn't it?

gillaz1976 says:

Yeah its BST. GMT not til end of oct

bjax says:

I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve! When's the last time the industry has been this hyped for something not called iPhone?

Idk!!!! Can't wait!!

Slice2003 says:

So, what time is this all supposed to be going down???

rath79 says:

Oh Mr Elop you naughty little tease,
 
Like i wasnt excited enough before this interview,
 
thank god that its going to be 1130 pm here in aus when the show begins so im not going to be interupted by work the wife or the child :)
 

bokchoy1 says:

I read somewhere that Nokia's R&D had waterproofing some time ago, but never got it into any devices... *fingers crossed*

kingkoopa09 says:

I'm just ready to pre order the highest end Nokia and best available surface at launch

DieNadel says:

WooT WooT......still on vacation...I'll c u there......come 2 me baby.......

Coolaaron88 says:

Here in Vegas, will be waking up at 7 am PST to watch this!

kidjenius says:

Same here in Vancouver Canada!

PeterFnet says:

Would be nice to see an upgrade plan for those with current handsets announced tomorrow.

12Danny123 says:

I think Nokia will gladly offer it. but you'll maybe charge for it for your contact

12Danny123 says:

I'm Excited I can't keep it in!!!!. Must.....see.....video! of Wp8 revealing! and Nokia Lumia 920!

dangish says:

I work at a phone retailer. Indeed. I will be glued to my work pc tomorrow.......

J4rrod says:

Get it!!!!!!!

big dooze says:

I'm ready! Brushed aluminum 920...you will be mine!

TechAbstract says:

Wow something must be really big coming with all this hype from Nokia.

dbld_INDY says:

When do they announce the one with the 5.2" screen that is going to Verizon?

I doubt Nokia will go 5.2". But we will find out. :-)

RoyalAdonis says:

Ahhh!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for tomorrow!!!! I had a feeling that they would be showing some consumer features of WP8!!!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!!

No video link. Please add it ASAP.

rath79 says:

Just hit the source link at the bottom of the article

schlubadub says:

Or View Links in the app

Juan08C says:

I think Samsung's presentation sucked when they announced the ATIV S

Hopefully they show off some new stuff for wp7.8 on their Nokia lumia 900.

Same. But I'm still getting the 920!!

Petition to save the hump and xenon flash on these windows phones from Nokia.

Rick Smits says:

Please more wp7.8 features....

a7medo778 says:

we need some Killer features on WP8 that cant be matched on the iphone5 or andriod...
 
other than that, its lumia 900 all over again

12Danny123 says:

you will see killer features no doubt about that

mjfadaway says:

I could care less about 7.8...my 900 is going on eBay shortly. That 920 is callin my name!

OMG55 says:

Yeah, lots of cry babies. Nokia didn't force me to upgrade to the L900, I chose to and there were plenty article out there saying they wouldn't be upgradeable

benrp says:

Is there anywhere I can watch a live stream on my mobile?

Are they going to stream it to the Xbox?

dalydose says:

Can't journalist get the name of the OS right? The interviewer calls it "Windows 8 Phone" and they wrote it. Ugh.

paulheu says:

Yeah, real sloppy and he gets correct by elop several times in a nicely executed 'undertone' manner..
 
Saw the interview with Tim Cook at D10 the other day and he referred to it as 'The Windows Mobile OS'.. Goes to show what he knows.. Jobs would at least have gotten his facts straight..

Gatlyn says:

I wouldn't doubt that Tim Cook purposely messes up the name just to irk our fan base. A man in his position would know the names of his competitors.

titandude says:

I so want ins of theses New lumia devices, but unfortunately all lumia cameras sucked, so they hopefully get things right this time. Otherwise I need to stick with my Titan.

jdep1 says:

Finally what everyone has been waiting for will Nokia & windows succeed or fail? We are all excited to see what there bringing tomorrow but we all know that in order to fully succeed they need new consumers

dalydose says:

Man, I cant wait for the morning! I dont have a lot of extra cash, so I might have to choose Nokia 920 or Surface tablet to be purchased first! :(

sholokov says:

I suggest the 920. You will be carrying that in your pocket, unlike the Surface.

julgonqu says:

Espero que todl salga muy bien a WP y que en verdad sean grandes cambios los que van a mostrar y que el iphone 5 y el Slll queden resagados

cedarlog says:

my Excitement-O-Meter reached 100% when i read these words 
"Elop mentions how these will be the first devices where you see Nokia’s research and development (R&D) team's “full power” brought to consumers, things that have been “years in the making"
 

MaulerX says:

I agree. Gave me slight goose bumps. Imagine a waterproof L920 with Pureview and they show you an awesome underwater shot taken with the phone. Epic.

cckgz4 says:

Excited to see wp8 in motion

kidjenius says:

I see what you did there ;)

alrutani says:

For me I will keep my Lumia 900 with 7.8 for sometime. Then defenatly will go for unlocked hot red 920.

theshadow03 says:

Can't wait...i will be watching from home :):)....love the new 820 :):)

I'm so f*ckin' excited!!!

addicusbrown says:

How ironic. The file can't be played on my Windows Phone. Triple ultra dynamic epic fail.

procen says:

What are you talking about? I played the video on my phone with WPCentral software.

theefman says:

Plays fine on mine. But I have a Lumia. :)

Gatlyn says:

The same happened to me. :( it seems sometimes my phone randomly chooses whether or not it will play a video.

DaSchnee says:

T-5h and 52min. I can't wait!

Malte1234511 says:

Means tomorrow today ?

Sarang68 says:

Only 5½ hours to go in India.

mzetko says:

Nokia stocks are ready, let's go!

ebradley says:

Let's hope WP8 will be a real game changer starting with this

uopjo6 says:

Rise of Nokia

lippidp says:

Meh. Waiting for LG launch. (kidding)

12Danny123 says:

Who does like LG?

lippidp says:

I have to say that the Quantum is the best phone I've ever owned.  The joke was that LG doesn't have any plans for WP8.  Unless I see a WP8 with a keyboard it will be me and my Quantum until death do us part!

tiabonaz says:

Hoping they will release today the 7.8 OS

lippidp says:

Perhaps more info, but launch was announced by Microsoft to be 90 days after WP8 launch I believe. That puts us into 2013.

n3rfh3rd3r says:

Doubtful they launch 7.8.

empemp says:

Already Wed 6:00pm here... my region is earlier half of a day!!! Will watch it at 9:00pm, but some conflicts with Tennis US open haha...

henrysun says:

i brought the lumia 800. i love it, but if Nokia doesnt release something amazing. i think ill buy a htc windows 8. Not to keen on the ATIV S. 

MediaCastleX says:

I LOVE living in NYC! =P

They talkin big shit, lets just hope they back it up and drop it all in the toilet! I'm ready for new great hardware and software!

wpguy says:

WTH is up with the interviewer's clothing? Wrinkled, worn, unprofessional. Does WSJ think so poorly of WP8 and Nokia that this is what they send to do an interview?
OTH, the slob look made Elop look all the more polished. Like a Nokia phone.
 
 

Bushybro says:

Elop handled that great. Good interview, even though jerkoff kept calling it windows 8 phone.

Sarang68 says:

1½ hours. Woohoo!!

monigal2 says:

Some of the leaked phones I've seen r not that impressive. I don't know what all the hype is about..

woodbane says:

EPIC FAIL!! They clearly didn't reveal everything about WP8 at the event yesterday in any way shape or form.
I've got to say yesterday was one of the biggest disappointments for me in the Windows Phone life cycle to date. I think they seriously scewed up and dropped the ball.
To show new hardware and tout the new OS and the NOT reveal anything about pricing, availability or even carriers just ONE WEEK before the new iPhone announcement was a critical mistake.
I've been on the Windows Phone bandwagon from the start but I'm finding it harder and harder to stay on board. I'm all for the 'slow and steady' approach but I just don't think MS or Nokia can afford to do it if they seriously want to make a dent in the moible ecosystem.
If we're looking at a Q4 launch then there could even be serious danger of RIM sneaking back in the game with the launch of BB10 (provided they don't slip again and it really does land in January AND is mind blowingly good).
At this point in time I'm getting seriously concerned about the future of Windows Phone, it's all starting to feel like too little, too late.