Published on 09-05-2012 10:17 AM
Stephen Elop is coming to the stage
18 months ago, Nokia unveiled their new strategy. They realized it's gone from a war of devices to a war of ecosystems.
In 6 months Nokia brought the Lumia 800 and 710. Reminds us that the 800 is the first 'real' Windows Phones.
They helped Microsoft expand to lower points and into new markets. Apparently China is the biggest Windows Phone market.
Here in the 'States they brought the 900 and 710 to AT&T and T-Mo respectively.
over 100,000 apps in the marketplace. now growing 3x faster than before Nokia joined.
Now talking about Asha, trying to use those to connect another 1B users to the mobile phone market.
Mentions that Nokia has stabilized their phone business in the last quarter.
Now talking about the 3rd part of their business - their future disruptions. Maps, optics, etc.
Nokia maps will be embedded into Windows Phone.
Jo Harlow, Executive Pres of Nokia is now up.
They're now showing a pretty epic video of a new Lumia device. Couldn't help noticing it has a Snapdragon processor.
The new Lumia is called The Nokia Lumia 920.
Includes Pureview camera
Nokia City Lens
Nokia Pure motion HD Plus
Built in wireless charging
"This is Nokia, and it's time to switch"
Now talking about PureView. 2012 will be the year the number of pictures taken with mobile phones will surpass those taken with regular cameras.
Talking about how slow shutter speeds result in blurry pictures. The Pureview camera captures 5x to 10x the amount of light that competitors does. The camera has 'floating lens' technology to help reduce blur (I'm guessing she's talking about image stabilization).
Yes, it's IS. It's used in videos too.
Now talking about navigation. It's supposed to be one of the reasons why people choose a Lumia. They're bringing their navigation products together into an integrated Location suite. Mentioning offline maps - not just cached maps. Daily commute feature will tell you how long it will take to get to work. It will tell you what time you have to leave. Nokia Transit includes how much time it takes to get to the next stop and how much time you have to spend at statioin
Nokia city lens is an augmented reality apps. Nokia maps will also get augmented reality.
This is cool, set a route in Nokia maps and use the augmented reality feature to see where you have to go. No more having to figure out which direction to go.
Nokia Pure Motion HD Plus is the name of the display. 4.5" curved glass display with 'better than HD resolution'.
The colour tone (and brightness) adjust automatically in bright sunlight.
2000mAh battery, Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon processor. Up to 30% more efficient that 'quad core alternatives'.
Wireless charger. One accessory is the 'fatboy wireless charging pillow'. It's based on the Qi wireless charger standard (woohoo, standards)
Virgin Atantic will place charging plates at their lounge in Heathrow. Coffee Bean will also place charging plates in their stores.
Joe Belfiore is now on stage talking about Windows Phone 8.
You can now take screenshots with Windows Phone 8 (finally)
The camera apps supports lenses from WITHIN the camera. Basically, instead of using a separate app that controls your camera you can select the app from within the camera app.
There's tap to share via NFC.
920 introduces new colours: Yellow, Red, Grey in addition on Black and White.
920 is stronger than the 900. Strong body and glass. Polycarbonate body is good for RF. Nothing to block RF.
Strip on the back where the camera is doesn't scratch easily now.
It looks like a giant Lumia 800 (that's a good thing).
It's a LCD display. They say it's the fastest LCD display available (fastest pixel transition) and brightest.
WXGA resolution (1280x768).
The display has super sensitive technology. You can use it with gloves (good for the winter). It has 2 modes, bare skin and with gloves on.
Nokia Music is coming to the 'States. Try downloading it now.
Cool NFC/wireless charging accessory from JBL (I'll upload a video of it later).
Now talking about exclusive apps that come with the Lumia. Out of the box location apps.
New Rovio game called Angry Birds Roost coming to Lumia.
Now talking about the camera 'lenses' again. Cool! say you're at a gallery and want to take a picture of someone. Your subject stands in the center of the frame while random people are walking around. You can use this lens to REMOVE the other people. < applause > Very, very cool
Nokia Lumia 820 just announced. Polycarbonate unibody, Carl Zeiss lens, 4.3" clearback display, NFC.
the back shell pops off, 1650mAh battery. (how is it a unibody?)
Yellow, red, blue, purple, grey, white and black shells
Also have wireless charging shells (optional).
Steve Balmer is on stage now.
I'll have a hand-on and some demos later.