Join us for Nokia's Windows Phone press conference (live blog)

As Nokia World unfolds in Finland, Nokia joins with Microsoft to unveil new Lumia devices Wednesday morning in New York. CNET will be there to bring you the news live.

Editors' note: The live blog has concluded. Here are some of the stories on what was announced:
•  Nokia aims to dazzle with Windows Phone 8 Lumia 920
•  Nokia bringing wireless charging to Virgin, Coffee Bean
•  Nokia's turnaround hopes come to focus with new Lumia phones
•  Microsoft beefs up Windows Phone 8 camera phone features
•  Nokia Lumia 920 is PureView but not PureView
• Editors' Take: Bright yellow Nokia Lumia 920 could strike gold
You can replay the live blog by clicking the link below.

Tune in to CNET's live blog from Nokia's Windows Phone press conference starting Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. ET.

NEW YORK--The first days after Labor Day mean more than just back to school and the traditional end of summer; they also mean the start of a busy season of new gadget introductions. And in that respect, Nokia and Microsoft aren't wasting any time.

On the morning of September 5, the two companies are hosting an event in New York City to unveil what should be two new Windows 8 phones. Outside of a short video promising that " things are about to change ," the companies haven't spilled any details on what we'll see. Yet, according to leaks that have emerged over the last few days, the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 will feature wireless charging and Nokia PureView technology. Rumors also suggest that the Lumia 920 could feature a 4.5-inch display, 32GB of device storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, with the 820 coming in with a 4.3-inch display and 8GB of storage.

Needless to say, the stakes are huge for Nokia. Despite high marks for the Lumia 900, it didn't exactly fly off the shelves . And while the next version of Windows Phone looks promising, current Windows Phone owners won't be able to upgrade. So, by all means, Nokia and Microsoft will need to give Windows Phone fans a good reason to upgrade. Don't forget, as well, that Samsung introduced its own Windows 8 phone last week with the Samsung Ativ S .

Doors to the event open at 6:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. ET, which means the the fun should begin about 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET. Jessica Dolcourt will kick things off a few minutes early from San Francisco to take your questions. Then, once Nokia and Microsoft take the stage, she'll kick it over to Roger Cheng and Brian Bennett to bring you the news live from New York. We'll also have plenty of photo and video thanks to Sarah Tew and the CNET TV team. To follow along, you can just bookmark this link and come back to it Wednesday morning.

Editors' note: The initial version of this story was posted September 4 at 3:03 p.m. PT.

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