Nokia and Microsoft are holding a press conference today in New York, and one or more of our staff will be live blogging the event as they watch it unfold on Nokia’s live stream at 10 AM EDT.
Also keep an eye on our Twitter feed during the event.
The LIVE blog will appear below (in this post) and update on its own with the latest updates at the top. Thanks for joining us!
UPDATE: Well, that’s all folks. Hope you guys enjoyed our input and if you missed anything just follow the break to find our coverage.
(10:25:00 am) Vernon:
Thanks to everyone that followed along with the live blog and interacted with us via Twitter! We appreciate our fans!!
(10:14:52 am) Vernon:
Here is where you can find out all about the specs showcased today. The Nokia Lumia website.
(10:12:19 am) Vernon:
…and… we are done.
(10:10:47 am) Vernon:
400 million licenses of W/WP8 in the coming months!
(10:09:06 am) Vernon:
Alluding to Xbox permeation within the ecosystem.
(10:07:49 am) Vernon:
Trying to soften the blow of not seeing much of Windows Phone 8 OS.
(10:07:24 am) Jonathan:
Steve Ballmer, “This is the year of Windows!”
(10:05:13 am) Vernon:
Ballmer has lost weight!
(10:04:45 am) Vernon:
NOKIA!! NOKIA!! NOKIA!!!
(10:04:30 am) Jonathan:
or release date
(10:03:59 am) Vernon:
…and yet, no word of pricing.
(10:03:58 am) Andrew:
No wonder everyone thought this phone looked like it already had a cover on it. It does!
(10:03:30 am) Vernon:
820 confirmed to have wireless charging.
(10:03:21 am) Jonathan:
Nokia Lumia 820 has exchangeable back covers
(10:03:08 am) Vernon:
The 820 has a horizontal camera plate as opposed to the vertical one of the 920. Distinctive!
(10:01:58 am) Vernon:
That was a rather weak round of applause.
(10:01:40 am) Jonathan:
Announcing the Nokia Lumia 820!
(10:01:31 am) Vernon:
Moving on to the meager 820.
(10:01:07 am) Vernon:
Again, better than HD?
(09:59:17 am) Vernon:
The PureView camera is really impressing me right now!
(09:59:04 am) Jonathan:
Wow video stabilization on pureview is the real deal!!
(09:57:27 am) Vernon:
There is just a little bit of the Kevin Shields of old.
(09:55:48 am) Andrew:
lmao they basically just showed an app that allows you to make GIFs right on your phone. Pretty cool tho
(09:55:47 am) Jonathan:
New Nokia lenses apps will be available for existing Lumia devices!
(09:55:37 am) Vernon:
Just now getting to the PureView demo.
(09:55:17 am) Vernon:
HOLY COW! So, is this a GIF file that CinemaGraph is creating?
(09:53:29 am) Vernon:
Wow! MORE camera features?! Impressed!
(09:53:17 am) Andrew:
Excited that all the Angry Birds games are confirmed to be coming
(09:52:11 am) Vernon:
Umm… Plug for Rovio? Really? How about a plug for Verizon or T-Mobile?
(09:51:12 am) Vernon:
Guys, after running the City Lens beta, it is just plain flippin’ cool. ^VS
(09:50:43 am) Andrew:
I’m really impressed with the 920, but if it’s not on Tmo I won’t be buying.
(09:49:56 am) Jonathan:
I hope we word of a get a release date.
(09:49:14 am) Vernon:
Showcasing the NFC is impressive.
(09:47:49 am) Jonathan:
WOW that speaker/charger is epic!
(09:45:44 am) Jonathan:
Omg that screen is gorgeous!
(09:44:57 am) Vernon:
Wow. That is actually imcredibly amazing. Most impressive feature so far!
(09:44:09 am) Vernon:
Super sensitive touch. Kevin is putting on chopper mitts.
(09:43:31 am) Vernon:
ClearBlack is amazing!
(09:42:29 am) Vernon:
Laying into Samsungs flexible phones.
(09:42:22 am) Andrew:
Nokia calls out it’s competitors on lack of design. Is that the Ativ S, I see? DAMN!
(09:41:11 am) Vernon:
Grey, Red, Yellow. Sweet!
(09:40:41 am) Vernon:
Yes, the 920 has the curved display.
(09:40:17 am) Vernon:
How come the SkyDrive app does not follow the accent color?
(09:38:55 am) Vernon:
Kevin Shields is up next. Anyone remember the AWESOME!!! guy?
(09:37:47 am) Vernon:
Wow! Blink is an actual helpful feature.
(09:35:09 am) Vernon:
Showing off the already awesome PhotoSynth.
(09:34:17 am) Andrew:
Showing off how 3rd party apps can make custom lenses for the camera app that work in real time. Something tells me the Instagram experience on WP* will be superior to others
(09:33:39 am) Vernon:
Whoa! Trippy video of video of video of video of…
(09:31:20 am) Vernon:
Pinch to zoom for taking pics.
(09:30:55 am) Vernon:
Time to show off the camera features!
(09:30:12 am) Vernon:
That was probably the most quickly retweeted tweet by Joe B.
(09:29:14 am) Vernon:
Lets see if it shows up on Twitter.
(09:28:24 am) Vernon:
Another YAY!!! Screenshots are native to WP8.
(09:26:24 am) Andrew:
I see the 920 is running LTE.
(09:26:22 am) Vernon:
YAY!!! Tabs in IE are close at hand!
(09:25:12 am) Andrew:
Not sure I’m crazy about the new “loose” way tiles flip, they seem to flop a bit lol
(09:23:53 am) Andrew:
I heard him say glance!! Shout out to us! lol
(09:23:51 am) Vernon:
Reminding us of the commonalities of WP8 and W8.
(09:22:42 am) Andrew:
I really really am loving the new small tiles
(09:22:12 am) Vernon:
Games tile look different than what we currently have. More like an Xbox controller.
(09:21:18 am) Vernon:
Reminding us of the resizable tiles.
(09:19:40 am) Andrew:
That’s NEW hair, Vernon
(09:19:35 am) Vernon:
Joe is setting the stage for sharing only some of the WP8 features.
(09:19:21 am) Andrew:
(09:18:56 am) Vernon:
Joe Belfiore. Hair and all.
(09:18:39 am) Vernon:
Finally, WP8 stuff!!
(09:18:15 am) Andrew:
lmao @ Vernon
(09:17:47 am) Vernon:
Whoa! Mustache much?
(09:17:16 am) Andrew:
Not sure how I feel a/b the brand name “fatboy”, but very cool wireless charging
(09:15:23 am) Andrew:
Loving these X-Rays of the phone innards
(09:14:50 am) Vernon:
2000 milliamp hour battery. Sweet!
(09:14:07 am) Andrew:
Oooo, she said the 920 has a curved display!!
(09:13:30 am) Vernon:
Making fun of London’s weather. Classy.
(09:12:33 am) Vernon:
Nokia Pure Motion HD+
(09:12:17 am) Vernon:
Parts of City Lens built into the general Nokia maps. Assumedly on all WP devices.
(09:10:31 am) Vernon:
City Lense showcased.
(09:10:23 am) Andrew:
Pretty awesome. Nokia Drive calculates how long it will take you to get to work, so it can then tell you what time you need to leave by.
(09:10:08 am) Vernon:
Ellaborating Nokia Maps features.
(09:09:16 am) Vernon:
Sharing examples of app integration.
(09:07:03 am) Vernon:
Replaying the recent teaser video.
(09:06:46 am) Vernon:
Captures between 5 and 10 times the light of competitors.
(09:06:22 am) Andrew:
Are you following our live stream of #WP8NYC? Visit GlanceandGoRadio.com #Nokia
(09:05:43 am) Vernon:
Showing examples of poor quality images taken with smartphones.
(09:05:17 am) Andrew:
Talking all PureView
(09:03:08 am) Vernon:
Comfirmed wireless charging.
(09:02:45 am) Vernon:
“Best video of any smartphone.”
(09:02:13 am) Vernon:
Yellow Lumia 920.
(09:02:12 am) Andrew:
Official: Lumia 920
(09:01:46 am) Vernon:
A focus on the Pure View internals.
(09:00:52 am) Andrew:
(09:00:29 am) Andrew:
Nokia says their excited to share the next step
(09:00:18 am) Vernon:
Stream is back.
(08:57:48 am) Andrew:
Okay, stream seems to be working. Talking Asha phones
(08:56:10 am) Jonathan:
Stream just became unavailable! EPIC FAIL!
(08:54:13 am) Andrew:
oh good, it now says the service is unavailable. #NokiaFail
(08:52:09 am) Jonathan:
stephen elop walks onn but this stream is rather laggy
(08:51:22 am) Andrew:
okay, I am not seeing a whole lot of “live” stream on this thing. Just me?
(08:50:19 am) Jonathan:
(08:41:11 am) Vernon:
Hmm… We start off with a rather glitchy intro screen. Weird.
(08:35:05 am) Vernon:
As generic this intro music is, it is rather building my excitement!! ^VS
(08:32:39 am) Vernon:
Of course we want you to follow our blog, but we aren’t cruel! Watch the event live at Nokia.com/webcast
(08:28:40 am) Vernon:
Howdy folks! Yes, it is I Vernon(EL). Join us as we live blog the #WP8NYC event starting in just a few minutes!
(08:17:18 am) Andrew:
We’ll be live blogging the #Nokia event this morning. Stay with us! http://bit.ly/OXdtTv #wp8
(08:12:46 am) Andrew: