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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)!

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

170 Comments
  • the damn suspense!!!
  • I hear you.  Tuesday was a damn grind.  It's gonna be like this next week too (fan of all electronics).
  • you and me both brother you and me both
  • Gametime!
  • Oh yeah!!! (gets his box of tissues)
  • too far man, too far.
  • Hahahah lmao!
  • 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
  • Go Go Nokia!
  • Damn restrictive corporate network policy, no Silverlight, and streaming site is blocked.
  • Right thats why Netflix and the Olympics use it.
  • Lets see this!! Is there a way to stream on the phone
  • Just so you know there are people that use Linux and have no Silverlight.
    Using dead technolgies sux!
  • Agreed. Was confident I could watch it this morning. Very disappointed.
  • Yeah, they do suck, so why are you using Linux?
  • Any way to stream on android tab?
  • Heresy!
  • +1
  • No live blog on wpcentral wp app
  • hmm..seems that the stream is broken now.
  • This better be good. I wanna say "hell yes!" at least once.
  • Nokia Nokia Nokia! Lets go!
  • 3 minutes....
  • Anybody else getting Service is unavailable for the webcast?
  • I have the same issue
  • Yep me :(
  • What's the deal with the stream? Anyone else having problems?
  • Yes
  • How many think a tablet on the horizon as well?
  • Refresh and it will cine back...live niw
  • Where is the video?
  • Does anyone else also get a message saying "service not available"??
  • I got it too...I'm on Windows 8 trial and it doesn't work in IE 9 or 10 or Chrome.
  • But problems
  • Why didn't Channel 9 carry this? They never seem to have problems.
  • Went out and back in. Video but no sound
  • Mines still not working. Should have known this would happen
  • looks like the feed is over subscribed. i can't get in.    :(
  • video feed!!! not working!!
  • 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.
  • I refreshed the page  because of the flickering and now I can't get in. This is so lame :(
  • It just started and no stream.... WTF? THIS SUCKS!
  • wow way to go Nokia, epic fail on your LIVE video feed. Why did I wake up this early again??
  • Service not available on the stream wtf!!!!
  • I am getting choppy video but no sound
  • No stream = less excitement
  • Good job on hiring a/v techs that don't know how to run a webcast Nokia and Microsoft.
  • Anyone have another video feed link?
  • WORKING YES!!  http://www.nokia.com/global/about-nokia/webcast/live/
  • Im all for Windows Phone but this event will suck with those two lame devices.
  • Wonky video signal and no sound so far.
    Oh wait, we have sound now
  • ok it's fixed
  • Thats all I get.
  • Damnit :(
  • boo, stream not working :(
  • Im watching it now!!
  • stream working at nokia http://www.nokia.com/global/about-nokia/webcast/live/
  • still getting service unavailable... grr..
  • Stream is up, directly on nokia's site
  • i get service is unavailable for the webcast ):
  • Says no service available? :(  I cant get in to watch the live event.  Bummer.
  • OK! Working fine now. Nokia site is still down, watching it on wpcentral site.
  • Anyone else shocked that this announcement is so well watched...
  • All good now. Being discussed is Asha, apps, mapping, Nokia place in innovation.
  • No go
  • working for me now.  Just keep refreshing it.
  • Still says unavailable for me
  • Daniel killing us with the WOW...... Long pause.
  • 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.
  • Lumia 920 got introduced
  • PureMotionHD+
  • PureView. Best images and video than any other mobile phone. Being talked about
  • ugh!  no streaming!!!
  • No Cyan? =( Wow Nokia not like i have things to match that color that you pushed so much...
  • try go to http://www.nokia.com/global/about-nokia/webcast/live/ those with unavailable service
     
  • Floating lens technology.
  • Smooth video (stabilization)
  • Had it, was flickering, refreshed unavailable, closest I can get now is "starting" :(
    EDIT: Scrap that it's loaded, just be patient :)
  • Location based apps and offline maps
  • Nokia Drive
  • New experience, Nokia City Lens (video demo)
  • Augmented reality on Nokia maps
  • looks like you have the prime spot there Daniel! :D
  • Is it me or is the lumia 920 thicker than the 900
  • Aha, curved glass after all?
  • LOVE!!!
  • 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.
  • Blur free scrolling. 920 has 4.5" screen.
  • Bright colorful display you can see in the desert or beach
  • 2000mah battery
  • Hmmm, taking a tip from MS marketers..  Puremotion sounds like it would have been better branded Pureview, and Pureview branded Purecapure?
  • Back up on W8 tablet
  • Snapsragon S4. and wireless charging
  • Fatboy recharge pillow, now THAT will get those iPhone users ;-)
  • Fatboy wireless charging. Chi wireless standard
  • Curved Glass, Wireless Charging, Pure Motion HD+, Pureview, Dual Core, what else. Some of us are going to start chaffing.
  • Lame. Need more info on the chip being used. Clearly not an S4 pro or they would have touted its graphical processing power.
  • WP Central, could you get anymore central?! :D
  • Waiting here to see if Docomo us picking this one up. Supposedly at least 1 Nokia phone coming to Japan.
  • Windows phone 8 Joe Belfiore on stage
  • Here come the wp8 features
  • 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!!!
  • that 920 has LTE...
  • Small correction on the wireless charging, it's Qi, not Chi. ;)
    Btw, good Nokia for going with an established standard!
  • THEY BROUGHT BACK FIND ON PAGE!!! Yes!
  • CAPPPPTUREEE!!!!
  • those tiles also seem to flip more often. 
  • New camera features. Screen shots capability
  • SCREENSHOT!!
  • Sharing screen shots
  • New camera features. Pinch to zoom in camera
  • 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!!!
  • "Lenses" camera feature
  • FX suite lens. In camera live effects
  • Fill res photos and vids to skydrive
  • Full resolution
  • "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
     
  • Camera Burst mode (Blink app)
  • 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.
  • Serious dude. Stop with your silly comments
  • Buying opportunity!!! Analysts don't know shit
  • Oh it's shouty Kevin!
  • Kevin Shields. Senior VP. Design innovation.
  • update NOK mis now down over 12%. The market/ analysts do not like what they are seeing.
  • It is just the shorties covering their calls. It will rebound
     
  • Please go away
  • bah to those analysts. All hugging their iphonesand blackberries in jealously.
  • "...needless metal elements"
     
    Oof! that is gonna leave a mark!
     
  • 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
  • Yeah I agree. I gues we have to wait. :/
  • wicked burn...sony's gonna be pissed
     
  • Sturdier and stronger construction. New colors.
  • Super sensitive touch technology. Will work with gloves on or calluses on your fingers for us guitar players
  • JBL Power Up speakers. With wireless charging and NFC
  • Nokia Music possibly available now in US
  • Smart Shoot sounds awesome!
  • Remove people from pics
  • 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.
  • You're still here?
  • You're an obvious plant and a troll. Please kindly STFU. Thank you.
  • This guy isn't a very good presenter.
  • More Pure View news. Amazing stabilization work done by Nokia
  • 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.
  • This guy is a horrible presenter ... yikes
  • Nokia down almost 14% since the announcement. Seems the market doesn't believe that this is enough for a comeback.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wow I considered selling my stock last night. Could have picked it back up for less today.
  • This camera looks to completely crush the iphone
  • 4.3 inch screen... I was hoping for a larger screen to be honest.
  • Same here
  • Steve Ballmer is on stage.
  • IT'S MINE!!!;;;;
  • The evolution of Windows across all devices
  • Nothing on prices and availability???
  • the demo even crashed. pathetic presentation.very disappointed today.
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Not impressed.
     
    If I had the time I'd make a Mckayla photo over the presentation lol.
  • I'm disapointed. Was specting more to be unveiled... :-(
  • Doesn't care how much it would cost...it's AWESOME!!!
  • +1,000
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.