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WPCentral Nokia, Microsoft LIVE Blog from New York City

We're here live from downtown Manhattan, New York for the Nokia-Microsoft Press conference. The event is on now!
 
Live blog and chat room are above, and you can check out the Nokia video stream below (uses Silverlight... doesn't seem to be working that well)!
 
 

 

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WinFan1 says:

the damn suspense!!!

expectafight says:

I hear you.  Tuesday was a damn grind.  It's gonna be like this next week too (fan of all electronics).

WinFan1 says:

you and me both brother you and me both

Desdemona says:

Oh yeah!!! (gets his box of tissues)

Nickkk101 says:

too far man, too far.

Montpbm says:

Hahahah lmao!

holzlondon says:

to quote the poor kid who gets killed at the end of the fast and the furious....
 
"this will decimate all...."
 
just a shame I have to go do a presentation for clients at exactly 16:00, German time here....  Grrrr

paulm187 says:

Go Go Nokia!

jmshub says:

Damn restrictive corporate network policy, no Silverlight, and streaming site is blocked.

blackprince says:

Right thats why Netflix and the Olympics use it.

deadwrong03 says:

Lets see this!! Is there a way to stream on the phone

Dormage says:

Just so you know there are people that use Linux and have no Silverlight.
Using dead technolgies sux!

birdman_38 says:

Agreed. Was confident I could watch it this morning. Very disappointed.

willied says:

Yeah, they do suck, so why are you using Linux?

Any way to stream on android tab?

No live blog on wpcentral wp app

erzhik says:

hmm..seems that the stream is broken now.

NIST says:

This better be good. I wanna say "hell yes!" at least once.

hoonigandad says:

Nokia Nokia Nokia! Lets go!

chrs55 says:

3 minutes....

NIST says:

Anybody else getting Service is unavailable for the webcast?

DaSchnee says:

I have the same issue

macastle says:

What's the deal with the stream? Anyone else having problems?

chrs55 says:

How many think a tablet on the horizon as well?

chrs55 says:

Refresh and it will cine back...live niw

Charlesgonz says:

Where is the video?

Baltez says:

Does anyone else also get a message saying "service not available"??

moe1up says:

I got it too...I'm on Windows 8 trial and it doesn't work in IE 9 or 10 or Chrome.

chrs55 says:

But problems

cannon#WP says:

Why didn't Channel 9 carry this? They never seem to have problems.

chrs55 says:

Went out and back in. Video but no sound

Lacktoes says:

Mines still not working. Should have known this would happen

TechsUK says:

looks like the feed is over subscribed. i can't get in.    :(

video feed!!! not working!!

Lucky7Phone says:

lucky i loaded the live stream before the event started but there's some technical difficulties.  lots of flickering and no sound.  i hope they fix this soon.

Tomasz S. says:

I refreshed the page  because of the flickering and now I can't get in. This is so lame :(

macastle says:

It just started and no stream.... WTF? THIS SUCKS!

Arsenic17 says:

wow way to go Nokia, epic fail on your LIVE video feed. Why did I wake up this early again??

deadwrong03 says:

Service not available on the stream wtf!!!!

erichon99 says:

I am getting choppy video but no sound

birdman_38 says:

No stream = less excitement

Good job on hiring a/v techs that don't know how to run a webcast Nokia and Microsoft.

Im all for Windows Phone but this event will suck with those two lame devices.

NIST says:

Wonky video signal and no sound so far.
Oh wait, we have sound now

Charlesgonz says:

Thats all I get.

ncxcstud says:

boo, stream not working :(

mrolympia74 says:

Im watching it now!!

ncxcstud says:

still getting service unavailable... grr..

rcballa12 says:

Stream is up, directly on nokia's site

Snow says:

i get service is unavailable for the webcast ):

venom5150 says:

Says no service available? :(  I cant get in to watch the live event.  Bummer.

macastle says:

OK! Working fine now. Nokia site is still down, watching it on wpcentral site.

Dethzilla says:

Anyone else shocked that this announcement is so well watched...

NIST says:

All good now. Being discussed is Asha, apps, mapping, Nokia place in innovation.

ncxcstud says:

working for me now.  Just keep refreshing it.

chrs55 says:

Still says unavailable for me

Higgs Boson says:

Daniel killing us with the WOW...... Long pause.

cannon#WP says:

There you go, for all of you whining. It's got pureview tech. I can't wait for Dan & Co. to compare the 920 camera to the Titan II camera. My Titan II is the best cam on a phone I've ever used.

NIST says:

Lumia 920 got introduced

NIST says:

PureMotionHD+

NIST says:

PureView. Best images and video than any other mobile phone. Being talked about

wadijusay says:

ugh!  no streaming!!!

khazaduel says:

No Cyan? =( Wow Nokia not like i have things to match that color that you pushed so much...

NIST says:

Floating lens technology.

NIST says:

Smooth video (stabilization)

sHAYM4N says:

Had it, was flickering, refreshed unavailable, closest I can get now is "starting" :(
EDIT: Scrap that it's loaded, just be patient :)

NIST says:

Location based apps and offline maps

NIST says:

Nokia Drive

NIST says:

New experience, Nokia City Lens (video demo)

NIST says:

Augmented reality on Nokia maps

sHAYM4N says:

looks like you have the prime spot there Daniel! :D

mrolympia74 says:

Is it me or is the lumia 920 thicker than the 900

sHAYM4N says:

Aha, curved glass after all?

rbf1337 says:

Man not much new info after all the leaks. I hope they show more models than just the 920 unless they plan to launch it on all networks.

NIST says:

Blur free scrolling. 920 has 4.5" screen.

NIST says:

Bright colorful display you can see in the desert or beach

NIST says:

2000mah battery

sHAYM4N says:

Hmmm, taking a tip from MS marketers..  Puremotion sounds like it would have been better branded Pureview, and Pureview branded Purecapure?

chrs55 says:

Back up on W8 tablet

NIST says:

Snapsragon S4. and wireless charging

wrigs says:

Fatboy recharge pillow, now THAT will get those iPhone users ;-)

NIST says:

Fatboy wireless charging. Chi wireless standard

blackprince says:

Curved Glass, Wireless Charging, Pure Motion HD+, Pureview, Dual Core, what else. Some of us are going to start chaffing.

rbf1337 says:

Lame. Need more info on the chip being used. Clearly not an S4 pro or they would have touted its graphical processing power.

sHAYM4N says:

WP Central, could you get anymore central?! :D

chrs55 says:

Waiting here to see if Docomo us picking this one up. Supposedly at least 1 Nokia phone coming to Japan.

NIST says:

Windows phone 8 Joe Belfiore on stage

chrs55 says:

Here come the wp8 features

rbf1337 says:

Was that a usb on the bottom? It looked round in many of the renders they showed.

All the trolling against Samsung for this ? Stick a fork on those clowns ...they are done!!!

expectafight says:

that 920 has LTE...

goopile says:

Small correction on the wireless charging, it's Qi, not Chi. ;)
Btw, good Nokia for going with an established standard!

WPenvy says:

THEY BROUGHT BACK FIND ON PAGE!!! Yes!

sHAYM4N says:

CAPPPPTUREEE!!!!

expectafight says:

those tiles also seem to flip more often. 

NIST says:

New camera features. Screen shots capability

NIST says:

Sharing screen shots

NIST says:

New camera features. Pinch to zoom in camera

iSeeiSheep says:

WOW the 920 is fast as hell... I wish they integrated with XBOX and Windows 8 more but that's certainly coming down the road.

I want it NOW!!!

NIST says:

"Lenses" camera feature

NIST says:

FX suite lens. In camera live effects

NIST says:

Fill res photos and vids to skydrive

NIST says:

Full resolution

mrfreetruth says:

"Nokia's make-or-break smartphone appears to already have broken. $NOK plunges 7% in middle of flashy #Lumia920 pitch in NYC."
 
10:34 AM | Bad news for Nokia...

From Dennis Berman on Twitter
 

NIST says:

Camera Burst mode (Blink app)

mrfreetruth says:

update NOK is down over 10% as the stock market is voting and they don't seem happy with the new phone and window 8 OS . The phone specs are good but I believe  the market thinks window 8 OS is a flop.

MastrMeatWad says:

Serious dude. Stop with your silly comments

marcusjl808 says:

Buying opportunity!!! Analysts don't know shit

sHAYM4N says:

Oh it's shouty Kevin!

NIST says:

Kevin Shields. Senior VP. Design innovation.

mrfreetruth says:

update NOK mis now down over 12%. The market/ analysts do not like what they are seeing.

exsanguine says:

It is just the shorties covering their calls. It will rebound
 

NIST says:

Please go away

blackprince says:

bah to those analysts. All hugging their iphonesand blackberries in jealously.

exsanguine says:

"...needless metal elements"
 
Oof! that is gonna leave a mark!
 

deadwrong03 says:

Why are they focusing on this camera crap? Give us the os. It comes out a month and they spending 30 mins talking about the camera I'm disappointed with this. Show us the OS WTF

nizzon says:

Yeah I agree. I gues we have to wait. :/

expectafight says:

wicked burn...sony's gonna be pissed
 

NIST says:

Sturdier and stronger construction. New colors.

NIST says:

Super sensitive touch technology. Will work with gloves on or calluses on your fingers for us guitar players

NIST says:

JBL Power Up speakers. With wireless charging and NFC

NIST says:

Nokia Music possibly available now in US

ncxcstud says:

Smart Shoot sounds awesome!

NIST says:

Remove people from pics

mrfreetruth says:

The specs are amazing on the phone but I'm not liking the "new" window 8 OS and from the looks of it neither does the market.

NIST says:

You're still here?

MaulerX says:

You're an obvious plant and a troll.

Please kindly STFU.

Thank you.

NIST says:

This guy isn't a very good presenter.

NIST says:

More Pure View news. Amazing stabilization work done by Nokia

JPDVM2014 says:

I was planning on holding off and not buying this off-contract, but holy sh*t...I want one! Anyone want to buy a slightly used 900? Lol.

korggy says:

This guy is a horrible presenter ... yikes

zacman says:

Nokia down almost 14% since the announcement. Seems the market doesn't believe that this is enough for a comeback.

JPDVM2014 says:

Yea, which I don't understand. Even compared to high-end android phones, this seems awesome. Hopefully they sell well so Nokia's stock can recover.

korggy says:

I think it's based largely on the weakness of the presenters. If Jobs had presented the same device, people in the audience would be swooning right now.

rbf1337 says:

Wow I considered selling my stock last night. Could have picked it back up for less today.

NIST says:

This camera looks to completely crush the iphone

Dethzilla says:

4.3 inch screen... I was hoping for a larger screen to be honest.

NIST says:

Same here

NIST says:

Steve Ballmer is on stage.

DieNadel says:

IT'S MINE!!!;;;;

NIST says:

The evolution of Windows across all devices

zacman says:

Nothing on prices and availability???

mrfreetruth says:

the demo even crashed. pathetic presentation.very disappointed today.

OMG55 says:

you sound stupid, it was just a connectivity issue, it happens during presentation when the computer you flashing to goes into hibernation; although I agree the tech team should have been better prepared and changed the power options. You also have to remember this was about the hardware today and the full OS introduction along with features is reserved for Microsoft to demonstrate at their events

blacquay says:

is your name really WindowsFan or iFan or Droidula?

shut up with the stock news, we geeks don't need your crap here.

On the Other Hand, i think the reason the OS is not demoed now is to steal some thunder from APPLE during the presentation of the HTC phones on the 19th.

by then, the OS (windows phone 8) will be unveiled...

Dethzilla says:

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!  NO DATES AND PRICES!  MICROSOFT AND NOKIA FAILED!  This was their opportunity to build off the excitement and enthusiasm of their fan base and they left us hanging.  There's another conference this afternoon by another mfg and then Apple next week... SERIOUSLY!  This is why they'll never grab the marketshare.  So dissappointed.

trazer says:

Not impressed.
 
If I had the time I'd make a Mckayla photo over the presentation lol.

webnoi says:

I'm disapointed. Was specting more to be unveiled... :-(

DieNadel says:

Doesn't care how much it would cost...it's AWESOME!!!

Don't get me wrong - I really love my Lumia 800 but -
Why did MS bother showing up? Showed a bit about the start screen and photo related apps but after that there was nothing. No announcements of carriers, release dates - not even a mention of Wp 7.8 which I was expecting.
No mention of prices then on Nokia's part. 
Am disappointed with the presentation. The presenters did a good job but the hall looked small and low key - Samsung's show in Berlin was OTT but it was impressive. 
Apple, who I'm not a fan of - will trump this show ten times over. 
 
That said I really like the look of the 820. Shame it doesn't have Pureview. Or am I wrong on that?

ahabenezer says:

This is fairly disappointing. The camera tech seems pretty sweet, but the rest was already leaked and was kind of lackluster at the time of the leaks as well. 

The only Apple product I own is an iPod Nano, but I wish companies would act more like Apple when having major events like this. Get peopel excited about your stuff, then make it available shortly after.

blacquay says:

Mehinks the reason the OS is not demoed now is to steal some thunder
from APPLE during the presentation of the HTC phones on the 19th which will come up after the Apple event. By then Motorola would also have played all their hands today with their new phone and JB Android (later today actually).
By then, the OS (windows phone 8) will be unveiled. Nice Strategy, sandwich Apple news within all the Win8 hype...
Besides I understand MSFT has a later even lined up (developer?).
the question is: why should I reveal all my weapons when the competition is about to show off theirs?
answer: wait to you see what they have to offer and then BAM, a live demonstration of windows phone 8 not just camera abilities of the hardware

 

macastle says:

We have become so spoiled. I can't believe there's people here complaining and expecting more. I Thi k they could of done better on presentation, but you can't complain about the product. It has the best of everything for goodness sake. Everything said is amazing, and that is just the hardware. WP8 will bring lots of awsome technology to what seems to be an awesome peace of hardware. Hands down WP8 devices will be the most advanced technological gadget on the market. All you haters eat your hart out.

The1Weapon says:

Microsoft and Nokia....as much as we all care about them and want to support them, have failed at this event today. You look around and what are people's main gripes with the Windows Phone platform? The software, not the hardware (and even if you want to make the case that it is the hardware, then that's only because the hardware is an extension of the software limitations).

The anticipation for this event wasn't so much to see what exactly the next hardware from Nokia would be, but to see what the software would look like running on the next hardware from Nokia. Two very different things. People love the Lumia 900 and it's design and so many people have no problem with it. The main thing against the Lumia 900 is that it will not be running WP8, which is why people want to see the next hardware. Therefore the emphasis, and I can't believe that they've overlooked this, is not placed on the hardware, but on the software which forms your experience.

Pureview and all of that is great, but the fundamental aspect of nailing this event wasn't to show what next step for Nokia is, so much as it was for the next step for Microsoft and WP and if they would've had to make this a MS event, then so be it. Those who believe in the platform, want to see the platform itself, not just what will be running it. That's why Android tablets have struggled to be compelling, in a large sense. It's not about what's running the software so much as the software itself and how it gels into the casing around it. It's the reverse Palm effect (they had great software, but lacked the hardware innovation to support it).

We know what we have with WP7 and for WP8 to be as big of a change as we're told (so much so that they had to build it off of a whole new core technology and throw out all the existing progress they've made in terms of the consumer base they've currently generated), we haven't quite seen it yet. Or at least I haven't. Everything that we have seen from WP8 thus far looks like it could and should be in WP 7.8 and unfortunately, this was a step backward for MS, most importantly, and Nokia, by extension.

j_the_geek says:

Is there another link to the video? All my browsers cut around 2/3's the video off and give scrollbars to move the video around.