11:44AM EDT - Hopefully we'll get hands on with the Lumia 1020 very soon!

11:42AM EDT - Visually the 1020 looks like a 920 with a different camera bulge on it

11:42AM EDT - Time for questions now, well that looks like it, the 1020 looks very interesting

11:41AM EDT - Camera grip: $79

11:41AM EDT - Colors: yellow, white, black

11:41AM EDT - Other markets starting this quarter in China and key European markets, and exclusive device variants to Telefonica to Latin America markets

11:40AM EDT - The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available starting July 26th for $299.99 with a 2 year agreement, preorders on att.com start July 16th

11:40AM EDT - "Today AT&T sells more Windows Phones than any other carrier"

11:38AM EDT - AT&T is the exclusive carrier of the Lumia 1020, well that's that

11:37AM EDT - Ralph from AT&T is on stage now talking about the Lumia 1020

11:36AM EDT - Bringing Lumia 1020 very soon, in US first on AT&T

11:36AM EDT - Nokia gear investment continues with the 1020, snap on wireless charging shell and nokia camera grip with a tripod mount and 1020 mAh battery in the camera grip

11:35AM EDT - The camera development SDK will be available today at developer.nokia.com

11:34AM EDT - So far the camera UIs that Nokia have been showing off look great, lots of control

11:33AM EDT - CNN, vyclone, yelp, foursquare, path, flipboard, panagraph, snapcam, and hipstamatic all use the SDK

11:32AM EDT - Inviting developers to create unique experiences with a Nokia imaging SDK

11:30AM EDT - Now we're seeing the usual assortment of Nokia-specific applications, like Here maps, I want to see more of that camera UI, didn't really get a good picture of it, but I'm reminded of the Galaxy Camera interface with those circles

11:29AM EDT - That 4 second exposure looked really crazy, I've never seen a smartphone take an exposure that long

11:29AM EDT - Nokia smart camera, creative studio, panorama, photo beamer

11:28AM EDT - Very cool light painting with the 1020 and that 4 second exposure

11:27AM EDT - 4 second exposure picture here, special processing that goes on

11:27AM EDT - We're seeing a camera demo here in the dark, almost complete dark

11:26AM EDT - Very cool looking manual focus interface with a slider that rotates

11:25AM EDT - AWB, manual focus, ISO settings all in this camera application

11:24AM EDT - New camera application on the Lumia 1020 called Nokia Pro Camera

11:22AM EDT - Dual capture on the PureView 1020

11:21AM EDT - We're looking at the camera UI for the 1020 right now, looks impressive, zooming in and out

11:20AM EDT - 6 element zeiss optical system in the Lumia 1020

11:18AM EDT - Showing us the level of zoom possible with the 1020, it's dramatic

11:17AM EDT - Elop is dishing on the Galaxy S 4, iPhone 5, and showing how good the 1020 freezes motion with xenon flash

11:16AM EDT - Xenon flash is next up, the 1020 has a Xenon flash

11:16AM EDT - Elop is showing us a stabilized video taken from the 1020

11:15AM EDT - The 1020 uses ball bearings around the housing and magnetically driven motors in its OIS system

11:15AM EDT - Of course, the 1020 combines OIS and the large size sensor

11:14AM EDT - Talking about OIS now on the 1020

11:14AM EDT - Looking at the detail in a lossless zoomed video from the 1020

11:13AM EDT - Oversampling also processes image data for video, up to 1 billion pixels/sec

11:13AM EDT - Really easy to share the 5 MP oversampled images on social networking and cloud storage

11:12AM EDT - Simultaneously saves a 5 MP oversampled image at the same time, using up to 7 pixels from the sensor

11:12AM EDT - 34 or 38 MP image files in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio respectively

11:11AM EDT - Sensor innovation and technology called oversampling, advanced the Nokia PureView 808 technology with an ultra high resolution 41 MP BSI sensor

11:10AM EDT - We're going to hear from the team responsible for PureView and the Nokia imaging team

11:10AM EDT - The camera module doesn't look like it sticks out that far at all, not a huge bulge like the PureView 808

11:09AM EDT - Lumia 1020 continues Nokia's color story in yellow, black, and white

11:08AM EDT - There it is, the Lumia 1020

11:07AM EDT - We're looking at a video of what's no doubt the 1020's imaging system

11:07AM EDT - "next chapter in smartphone photography" being introduced today

11:06AM EDT - Talking about low light pictures on the 920, 925, and 928 and OIS

11:05AM EDT - Nokia 7650, N90, N95, N8

11:04AM EDT - Stephen Elop is out talking about the history of Nokia's cameras

11:02AM EDT - Looking at a video showing the history of photography

11:01AM EDT - There's a clock counting down from 41, obviously we're looking at a 41 MP system

11:00AM EDT - Looks like we're going to be getting underway shortly

10:50AM EDT - Obviously because it's likely an MSM8960 inside that means there's bound to be a discrete ISP inside the 1020 somewhere, similar to the beefy discrete ISP on the 808

10:49AM EDT - 41 Megapixels with oversampling and lossless zoom running on a platform I can use could be compelling, that experience was very unique on the PureView 808

10:46AM EDT - There's almost no doubt that the 1020 will be a GDR2 phone, and thus based on MSM8960 and the like for SoC. It's still too early for GDR3 phones based on MSM8974 silicon, though that's obviously coming.

10:45AM EDT - If rumors are true, the Nokia 1020 should be like a PureView 808 running Windows Phone. That was my biggest complaint with the PureView 808, while the imaging experience was best in class, the platform it ran on made using the device as something beyond a camera a chore. Running Windows Phone should obviously address that.

10:34AM EDT - This is the first press event I've been at where we have desks like those from school with the little folding table. I feel like there's going to be a quiz later.

10:30AM EDT - We're looking at photos taken on Nokia Lumia smartphones while waiting on the screen here. The projector is surprisingly kind of low res though.

10:26AM EDT - We've got quite a wait in front of us, the event starts at 11 AM eastern, so in roughly 35 minutes things will get underway

10:17AM EDT - One of the things that Windows Phone handset makers do have control over is the imaging experience, which is good for Nokia since it allows things like PureView

10:14AM EDT - Well, seated and ready to go, it's a nice day in NYC and hopefully we're going to hear about the Lumia 1020 (formerly EOS) which will combine Windows Phone and imaging closer to the PureView 808's system.

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  • garadante - Friday, July 12, 2013 - link

    $55 for unlimited data? That plan sure isn't offered here. AT&T doesn't offer unlimited data here and their plans are $10-30 more expensive than comparable T-Mobile plans, plus T-Mobile offers unlimited data. I'm guessing you're grandfathered into a plan which is good and great for you, but not for people who aren't.
  • ghost6007 - Friday, July 12, 2013 - link

    It's called being "grandfathered" in. I don't like being tied down into a continual contact and being charged extra "fees" just because ATT feels like it.
    I had them way back when they were CellularOne; after that my company had ATT iCraps for employee phones, bad coverage and even worse customer service.
    Never again.
  • pandemonium - Saturday, July 13, 2013 - link

    Yes, I am grandfathered in, but you're both wrong. And everyone assumes you have to be grandfathered in to get this deal.

    You can go to AT&T as a new customer and get the same thing I have now.
  • BPB - Saturday, July 13, 2013 - link

    The only way I was able to get a good AT&T plan was to go through my company's account, so now I have a business account, and I would prefer one like yours. But I don't think you can do that anymore, and if you could, $55 a month just for the data portion is a lot of money.
  • stirredo - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    So....where is the hands-on and video?
  • kyuu - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

  • Sabresiberian - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    Likely be a slightly different version released on other carriers a few months later, as was done with the 920.

    Me, I'm thinking Asus phone. We're talking a year or so from now though, of course. If it even happens.
  • edlee - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    if camera quality really mattered to the people the are better suited for an SLR camera.

    Most people now take pics on their phone they can share on vine/insta/fb.

    And those are all low res platforms, so I dont see any significance in this device.
  • pandemonium - Friday, July 12, 2013 - link

    The significance is several fold:
    - the fact that the quality of those pixels from this smartphone compared to all other smartphones is much higher
    -you'll ALWAYS have your phone on you...
    -less to worry about than carrying around all of your SLR and its gear, or even a P&S

    It's not about being the best camera. It's about being the best camera for a platform which is excelling at convenience and connectivity (the smartphone). Why buy several devices when you can have all of them combined into 1, and still function at a reasonably acceptable level, if not excel?

    Of course, if you're a professional, this is a silly argument. Though, there are plenty of professional photographers out there that will admit that they didn't have their serious gear with them when they had to resort to taking a shot with their smartphone... Right there we have a powerful smartphone camera coming into play, even for a professional.

    Have you looked at the range in photo quality on popular media sharing sites? It's dramatic. I can instantly tell when someone shares a shot from a DSLR and when someone shares a shot from a smartphone. The funny thing is, my N8 'still' produces pictures way above average on Facebook.

    And, no, it's not exclusively about the resolution capturing from this phone.

    There are several reasons why 41MP is useful here (as an aside to the larger sensor):
    -digital zoom/review won't be as poor
    -image cropping with pixel binning rewards in a higher quality, lower resolution photo
    -cropping in general isn't rendered unusable

    And no, you don't have to use all of the picture quality reduction filters on Instagram to share a photo on there. I don't know why people think that's necessary. It's retarded.

    You're limiting your comprehension of what a smartphone is capable of doing with saying that the majority of smartphone users only share their photos with low-resolution services. Think a little outside the box here. This is where this phone will be amazing...for those that can and will do that. If more people start taking better photos, the quality of those shared sites will have higher demands place upon them and the standards will increase. You can't increase the boundaries if you think that there are limits to the way things work.

    Push the boundaries and say screw the norm.
  • LarsBars - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    With the price at $300 on contract, I would have expected 64GB of storage, and possibly even SD card support. Also, if AT&T is anything like it was last year, I would almost expect the grip to be thrown in as a pre-order gift. The lack of wireless charging isn't a deal-breaker, but it is puzzling seeing as how the device is probably somewhat weighty already.

    TL:DR version: For the premium price I think this phone is missing some premium features.

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