Microsoft and Nokia are sending out invitations for an event on September 5.
While details about the invites are still unclear, The Verge reproduced the essential parts of the missive, but it is safe to assume that it may be about Windows Phone 8 on upcoming Nokia Lumia handsets.
The hype around the event depends on consumers and their eagerness to get features not found in Android OS and iOS.
At 9:30 AM in New York City, the event will commence in front of the attendees, and Windows Phone and Nokia fans could just stay outside the venue and ask directly from participants what to expect from the software giant and the Finnish phone maker.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that handsets would be coming in the “relatively near term”.
Elop believes the Microsoft-Nokia tandem can still carve into a smartphone market that looks all but stitched up for Android, as it widens the gap above iOS. Windows Phone and Nokia Lumia devices are still capable, if only it will introduce and exhibit a megahit handset.
“In today’s war [between] Android, Apple and Windows, we are very clear; we are fighting that with the Windows phone. I don’t think about rewinding the clock and thinking about competing elsewhere,” Elop added.
The Nokia/Microsoft Windows Phone 8 press event falls on the same day this year’s Nokia World will begin in Helsinki, Finland, a two-day event where the phone maker gets to showcase its latest and upcoming products and projects.
Source: The Verge
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