Nokia to hold press event April 2nd for Lumia reveals

Microsoft is going to have a ton of news over the next week or so. On Thursday, the company will hold a press conference in San Francisco where it might reveal official plan to bring its Office software suite to the iPad. Now Nokia has sent out invites to media outlets, including Neowin, for yet another press event in the city, this time on April 2nd at 5 pm Pacific time (8 pm Eastern time).

As you can see, the invite shows a "Join us for More" tagline. The email also included a #MoreLumia hashtag. That's a big clue that the press event could reveal one or more new Nokia Lumia smartphones, perhaps with Windows Phone 8.1 installed. However, the invite also uses the Nokia Mix Radio logo for the "O" in "More" which might also mean Microsoft and Nokia could made some software-based announcements.

The press event is happening on the first day of Microsoft's 2014 BUILD developer conference, which is also being held in San Francisco. However, the press event is being held separately from the BUILD conference, which will hold its first keynote to kick things off at 8:30 am PT that morning. It's expected that Microsoft will reveal lots of details about Windows Phone 8.1 at the keynote.

Neowin will be attending both the BUILD conference and the April 2nd press conference so stay tuned as we plan to give you tons of coverage from both events.

Note: The original version of this story said that the press event was being held by Microsoft, when in fact it is being held by Nokia. Our apologies for the confusion.

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meh. given the uncertain future of all nokia devices and the inevitable plunge in innovation that being eaten by MSFT will result, what are the chances of this being anything other than the expected 930.

what would be cool would be nokia wearable tech. but yeah right, MSFT not being 2 years late? pfff.

neonspark said,
meh. given the uncertain future of all nokia devices and the inevitable plunge in innovation that being eaten by MSFT will result, what are the chances of this being anything other than the expected 930.

what would be cool would be nokia wearable tech. but yeah right, MSFT not being 2 years late? pfff.

MS did wearable tech before everyone else years ago, regardless we don't know if the whole smart watch thing is going to be anything worth while, best thing MS could do is just add support for them through APIs in WP and Windows and let third parties make any devices they want.

As far as the future, why do you think things are uncertain for the devices? The Lumia brand is going to stay even when MS snags up Nokias phone business. MS supports things better than anyone else out there, these won't be any different after the deal closes.

neonspark said,
meh. given the uncertain future of all nokia devices and the inevitable plunge in innovation that being eaten by MSFT will result, what are the chances of this being anything other than the expected 930.

what would be cool would be nokia wearable tech. but yeah right, MSFT not being 2 years late? pfff.

Speaking of wearable tech, have you not been following the Nokia challenges to create a real tri-corder?

There is a lot of interesting stuff, check it out.

No surprise, on the same day in the morning at BUILD they'll show off the OS and then in the afternoon we'll see new Lumia 8.1 devices. Always expected the OS to be shown off first and then the hardware.

AsherGZ said,
It's actually a Nokia event, Microsoft has nothing to do with it. Here's the full picture:
http://www.wpcentral.com/sites...MoreLumia.jpg?itok=KR2aNFX3

Don't know why it was cropped. If it's confidnetial then the cats already out of the bag with numerous other sites posting it. Anyways, can't wait.

There's actually a animated version of the image out there but I don't have a link for it. I don't think it's anything secret at all.

that does make sense but I'm in love with MixRadio in it's current form and I'd be really sad to see it folded up to become just another "feature" in another app :(