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Feb 27, 2012, 1:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Tune in for live coverage of Nokia's announcements at MWC this year.


Feb 27, 2012, 3:28 AM: And that's a wrap!

Feb 27, 2012, 3:28 AM: You can take a 5MP, an 8MP, and a 38MP picture with the PureView 808. The 41MP allows users to capture more information. You can still use a 5MP and blow it up to a huge size. The full 38MP image captures detail that you can't immediately see.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:27 AM: The company says it is going to be aggressive with its product roll outs. Oh, and one more question from Sasha.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:26 AM: It's Q&A time.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:22 AM: And that's it. Elop thanked everyone for continuing to support Nokia.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:18 AM: Elop is talking a bit about the success of its developers, which have added tens of thousands of apps to the Marketplace for Mobile.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:17 AM: It is working with Groupon to bring daily local deals to consumers around the globe and integrate them into Nokia Maps.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:17 AM: Stephen Elop is back on stage. He's talking about location-aware apps. The company is going to use a new Nokia Maps across Nokia devices. It is creating a Nokia Where platform, that will offer new APIs for developers to take advantage of.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:12 AM: Nokia just destroyed everyone's hearing with an audio demonstration. Yes, it has big speakers.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:12 AM: It will have Dolby Digital Plus with support for 5.1 surround sound for working with home theaters.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:12 AM: PureView also has excellent video capture capabilities, with surround sound recording with phones.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:11 AM: The PureView technology is said to compress the data of 7 megapixels into a single megapixel, which allows for unprecedented levels of zoom within photos.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:08 AM: FORTY-ONE MEGAPIXELS!!!!! What the HELL!

Feb 27, 2012, 3:08 AM: Nokia announces the Nokia 808 PureView - a camera-focused smartphone with Symbian Belle, 41 megapixel sensor!!!

Feb 27, 2012, 3:07 AM: Hmm, Nokia is now talking about Symbian.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:07 AM: I still miss hearing Finns speaking for Nokia. Hearing North Americans do all the presenting at MWC just doesn't feel right.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:06 AM: The 610 will cost just 189 Euro, and will debut in the second quarter of this year.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:05 AM: The 610 will come with Nokia Transport, which includes public transport directions -- that works underground -- and supports transit in 47 countries. It is free for NOKIA Windows Phones.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:04 AM: The 610 is targeted at younger users. It has a metallic edge and a good feel in the hand.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:02 AM: Nokia announces the Lumia 610!!! The most affordable Lumia phone yet!

Feb 27, 2012, 3:01 AM: It has lowered the specs needed to run Windows Phone, and can work on devices with as little as 256Mb of RAM. Windows Phone now has a larger addressable market because it can expand availability to emerging markets.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:01 AM: Nokia has worked to make its devices available in China. So Windows Phone is now working on China.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:59 AM: Beta version of Skype for Windows Phone is available in the Marketplace!!!

Feb 27, 2012, 2:58 AM: COntent updates dynamically on the live tile with the Nokia Reading app. it is available to download for free from the Marketplace for Mobile.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:56 AM: Jo Harlow is taking us through a demo of the Nokia Drive application. It is also talking about other milestones on the Lumia line with multimedia. Nokia reading, a new ereader app.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:54 AM: Even though the 900 supports LTE in US and Canada, it will ship with HSPA+ at 42Mbps for markets in which LTE is not yet deployed.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:54 AM: Wow, the Lumia 900 is spreading to world markets. SHocking. Jo Harlow is on stage now talking about the 900.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:53 AM: ...oh, look the Lumia 900 will hit Canada in April with LTE and other markets.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:53 AM: Uh oh, he's talking about smartphones. Mentions the Lumia 900 for AT&T in the U.S. One guess what he's going to say next...

Feb 27, 2012, 2:52 AM: he seems to be pretty happy about the new Asha phones.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:52 AM: And Stephen Elop is back on stage!

Feb 27, 2012, 2:52 AM: Nokia believes it has a great set of apps and services built into the new Asha line of phones, and that they have solid hardware and usability.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:50 AM: They are walking us through how it works to set up an email account in the Asha 302. It's a simple clint, but is secure and works quickly.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:49 AM: The Asha 302 has a QWERTY keyboard. It supports POP3 email and is adding support for Microsoft Exchange email as well.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:49 AM: Nokia is talking about the power of its cloud browser and how it is using web apps to Series 40 feature phones.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:46 AM: The 202 and 203 are going to be packed with some EA games from the Store. Up to 40 games, actually. That's quite a lot.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:45 AM: McDowell is talking about the new ways to control the lives with the software, such as life skills, healthcare and education, as well as polls.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:43 AM: McDowell is talking about the new ways to control the lives with the software, such as life skills, healthcare and education, as well as polls.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:42 AM: The 202 supports two SIMs and the 203 supports one. They have a modern design and have Nokia's LifeTools on board.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:42 AM: Three new Asha devices coming. The 202, 203, and 302. All running Series 40. Adding touch screens at volume price points.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:41 AM: They've brought Mary McDowell on stage to talk about, uh, Series 40.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:40 AM: Elop is plased with the uptake of the company's WP smartphones across both the US and Europe.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:37 AM: Elop is rattling off a lot of weird statistis -- stuff that has happened in the last year.

Feb 27, 2012, 2:36 AM: And Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has taken the stage!

Feb 27, 2012, 2:29 AM: We're on site and live for Nokia's Mobile World Press conference! The company is widely expected to debut several new Windows Phones. Let's see what Nokia has in store for us this year.

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About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.

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Feb 27, 2012, 2:49 AM

Dual Sims - way to go!

Dual Sims are important! Many of us carry already multiple phone numbers. Dual Subscriptions are also becoming important, e.g. for using one phone for voice, and one for data, with the same subscription.
I can't wait until CDMA starts using C-SIMS as well.
For the life of me I do not know why U.S. carriers have not picked up on this as well. Then again Europe/Asia phone markets are not as tight-a$$ed.

Feb 27, 2012, 3:26 AM

Ultimate Symbian Belle phone

808 with Pureview. Ultimate Symbian Belle phone. Symbian aint dead after all!
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