9:00 pm: Nokia President Elop is back on stage. He's now dealing with Q&A.
Someone from the crowd asks Will older apps work on Windows Phone 8? Elop replies, "The expectation is for full forward compatibility on apps from Windows Phone 7."
8.55 pm Balmer also talks about how they hope that 400 mn new devices will run the Windows. He leaves after talking about how Windows 8 will be important for app developers.
He said, "Its the year of Windows." That remains to be seen.
8.45 pm Big surprise, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer is at the event.
"Our partnership with Nokia brings a unique product to life. This is a very important milestone", he says.
Shields is now announcing the Lumia 820. Features of the smartphone are Polycarbonate unibody, 4.3 inch screen, NFC, Nokia Location Suite, Carl Zeiss Camera, Exchangeables back cover.
8.40 pm The smartphone camera is major part of Nokia's strategy. Shields talks about some Camera apps exclusive to the Nokia Lumia 920. The Cinemagraph lets users add motion to a still photo.
The Smartshoot app lets users add and remove objects from photos. Pretty cool.
Image stabilization is key feature of the Nokia Lumia 920 as well. Question why is he talking the CityLens again?
8.30 pm Kevin Shields is taking about the wireless charging pad. It seems the pads will come in different colors to made your Lumia smartphone. Nokia also launches Nokia Music, for instant streaming of music.
Shields has also shown off wireless headphones by JBL, which has Near Field Communications and can users can tap on the JBL PowerUp speakers (that's what Shields is calling them) to connect to another device.
8.20 pm Nokia executive Kevin Shields is now on stage. Belfiore talked a lot about how Windows 8 is all about a personal experience. Big question is why did it take Microsoft so long to add screenshots to Windows 8?
Here's a tweet showing the Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone:
— Nokia (@nokia) सितम्बर 5, 2012
8:10 pm Joe Belfiore, manager of the Windows Phone Program at Microsoft is here to talk about Windows 8 and some special features for the Lumia 920.
The tiles interface for Windows 8 looks pretty damned cool. It's definitely a very different User interface from Android or iOS but again its nothing new for Windows mobile.
— Windows Phone (@windowsphone) सितम्बर 5, 2012
Is any of what Joe Belfiore saying drastically new? Not really so, and there's seems to some buzz on Twitter about this. As far as apps goes he's not saying anything revolutionary.
Boring as of now, everybody knows that. Things are being repeated. #switchtolumia
— Arafat Tehsin (@arafattehsin) सितम्बर 5, 2012
8:00 pm Nokia's new smartphone also has PureMotion HD+ for video. Nokia has given it the largest battery ever, a 2000mAh battery. And yes it has a Wireless charging pad. It's called Fat Boy recharging pillow.
The screensize is 4.5-inches. As far as processors go, the Lumia 920 will have a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. Harlow takes a pot-shot at all the quad-core processor out from Samsung Galaxy S III to HTC One X and says,
"It's up to 30 per more battery efficient than quad-core alternatives."
Will Nokia's bigger battery make a difference? There's no doubt that battery remains a major headache for most smartphone users.
7:50: Harlow is talking about the awesome picture technology for the Nokia Lumia 920. Floating lens technology for taking smooth pictures and HD video. The PureView branding is there for the Lumia 920.
Harlow, says Nokia will continue challenging the limits for smartphones camera.
Harlow is now talking about Nokia maps. It seems that Windows 8 will come with offline maps. Watch out Google maps.
Nokia's also launched a new app, CityLens which will use augmented reality to list local shops, cafes, and bars. All users have to do is use their smartphone cameras to point at their point of interest and the information will there for them to see.
7.40 pm : A Yellow Nokia Lumia smartphone is seen on the stage with Jo Harlow, the Executive Vice-President of Nokia. This device seems to the Lumia 920. More on the features of this smartphone.
Sadly the live web-cast is still not working. Finally, the hashtag switchtolumia is trending on Twitter.
7.30 pm: Nokia President Stephen Elop is on stage to launch the new devices.
Elop says Nokia has worked to ensure that people can enjoy a more local eco-system on their Windows 8 smartphone. Elop is also talking about the Nokia Asha phones as part of Nokia's strategy to look beyond smartphones.
CNet's Brian Bennett says, Elop just called phones black and gray slabs!
7.15 pm: There seems to be some delay. The event will officially start in another twenty minutes once everyone has settled down. The hashtag Nokia and Microsoft's Windows 8 phone is now trending worldwide on Twitter. It's evident that the Lumia isn't about Nokia but it's also a big Microsoft investment.
Also the webcast doesn't seem to be working for us. It seems that the webcast is trying to come to life. Is Nokia's live link working for you? Tell us in the comments.
Here's a picture of the event tweeted out by Roger Cheng from CNET. As you can see its all blue out there.
— Roger Cheng (@RogerWCheng) सितम्बर 5, 2012
7:00 pm The Nokia event has begun. Nokia's promoting the hash tag #switchtolumia. Is this going to start trending on Twitter? Let's wait and watch. For now iPhone 5 seems to be trending for India and Mumbai. Oh, the irony.
According to The Verge, Lumia 920 wireless charging support will be provided via an inductive method — lining the device up to the contacts on a charging pad. We're told it will support the Qi wireless power standard — making it compatible with other wireless charging products.
Other features of the smartphone according to the rumours include a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, an eight megapixel camera with Nokia's Pureview branding, 32GB space and 1GB RAM.