Stephen Elop takes the stage
"This has been a remakable time for Nokia, our industry, but most of all for people who love great experiences"
"Today, I'm excited to share with you the next generation of Nokia innovation"
"We are extending our leadership in imaging"
Elop is starting by talking about the Asha 501, released earlier this year
"Nokia Asha 501 downloads has already surpassed 26 million"
"Building on this success, I would like to introduce the next three members of the Asha family"
Camera skills and social apps being discussed
Nokia Asha 500, 502 and the 3G 503
bold colours sealed inside a clear plastic body
Nokia announces the launch of the new Asha phones.
Looks great onscreen -- like a phone trapped in ice
"It's a design unique to Nokia" says Elop
Mohamed El-Sheakhi has taken the stage with Elop to talk software on the Ashas
Mohamed has been globe trotting to talk to developers, he explains
"I took all my pictures with a 5-megapixel camera" he says
Both the 502 and 503 will have 5 megapixel cameras
Double tapping the screen wakes the phone up, then swipe up to open the camera. A long press will bring up settings for flash, white balance.
Swipe right and you'll go into your gallery
Double tap the new Asha phones to wake them up. Simply slide up to open the camera app.
Mohamed is taking a picture of Elop now. He seems cool with it.
You can share directly from the photo over social networks or messaging
Whats App is coming to Asha phones
Jan Koum, CEO of Whats App has come on stage
WhatsApp coming to the Asha phones.
"This is a dream come true for me. As a kid growing up in Russia, I always wanted a Nokia phone"
Jan is waxing lyrical about his memories of the Nokia ringtone
"Asha is very exciting for us" Jan says