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Nokia Instant Community: ad-hoc networks for chat & media sharing [Video]

Nokia Instant Community: ad-hoc networks for chat & media sharing [Video]

Nokia Research have been showing off a new technology designed to create impromptu WiFi mesh networks for chat and media sharing, and it's far more interesting than their partnership announcement with Yahoo! yesterday.  Wired grabbed a hands-on with the Nokia Instant Community system, which automatically creates ad-hoc WiFi connections between nearby devices; each device acts as a repeater, meaning the network could theoretically spread throughout a stadium or hall.  Initial apps include group text chatting together with photo and video sharing.

Updated with video after the cut

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Nokia N8 gets official: €370 in Q3 2010 [Video]

Nokia N8 gets official: €370 in Q3 2010 [Video]

Nokia have officially announced the N8 smartphone, the handset we saw prematurely reviewed (and somewhat panned) yesterday, and the first from the company to pack a 12-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, HDMI connectivity and Symbian^3 OS.  As we've heard before, there's a 3.5-inch 640 x 360 capacitive touchscreen, GPS and 16GB of built-in storage plus a microSD card slot.

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Skype for Symbian S60 slides into Nokia’s Ovi Store

Skype for Symbian S60 slides into Nokia’s Ovi Store

The latest version of Skype's mobile VoIP app for Symbian S60 devices (aka Symbian^1) has been added to the Nokia Ovi Store, making free calls over WiFi or 3G a slightly easier possibility for the millions of handset owners out there.  In fact, there are over 200 million Nokia phones worldwide, and with the Skype app they'll be able to send SMS messages, share images and other files, use IM and of course make free or low-cost Skype calls.

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Nokia 2010 Symbian UI update gets previewed

Nokia 2010 Symbian UI update gets previewed

Nokia's promise to overhaul the Symbian UI yesterday was heavy on stats but light on screenshots, but thankfully the company's webcast is fair overflowing with concept renders.  The Finnish company has promised not only to make the UI more attractive - by cutting out clutter and upping scrolling rates from 15fps to 60fps - but more functional too, slicing out the number of taps required to complete tasks or launch features, and giving users "large capacitive displays" to do that tapping on.

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Nokia planning Symbian UI overhaul plus “major product milestones” in 2010

Nokia planning Symbian UI overhaul plus “major product milestones” in 2010

Nokia's The Way We Live Next 3.0 conference was a chance to dream happily about the future of mobile devices, today the company has put its stats where its mouth is.  It's Capital Markets Day for the Finns, and while there's plenty of talk of targeting average selling price erosion and flat market share in 2010, the most interesting stuff for the geeks among us are its aims for smartphones.  Key among those is re-engineering the Symbian UI and delivering what Nokia describe as two "major product milestones", midway through and then at the end of 2010.

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Should Nokia Abandon Symbian S60 for Maemo Linux?

Should Nokia Abandon Symbian S60 for Maemo Linux?

Nokia has a problem: it is both the largest handset vendor in the world, by a significant margin, and the largest smartphone vendor in the world – again, by a significant margin. Yet it has never managed to crack the U.S. smartphone market, and it has begun losing market share even in its European strongholds, primarily to Apple, though RIM, Samsung, and HTC are also threats. Nokia admits that it was caught sleeping while Apple first redefined the mobile user experience with the iPhone, and then again when Apple reenergized app development with the App Store. Nokia’s initial response has been lackluster: adapting its existing Symbian S60 OS to support touch, applying that to a few phones (the 5800 and the N97), and stumbling in its initial launch of the Ovi Store.

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Nokia E72 review

Nokia E72 review

There's always a risk when a high-interest product is announced that by the time it hits shelves its moment has passed.  The Nokia E72 has been just such an anticipated smartphone, with eager E71 owners keen to upgrade to the Finns' latest QWERTY marvel; problem is, at nigh on six months between announcement and availability, that's a long time for the appeal to pale.  Has tardiness robbed the E72 of its market, or does a well considered keyboard save the day?  Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition packs DVB-H tuner

Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition packs DVB-H tuner

While we may continue to blast Qualcomm's FLO TV standalone streaming TV handheld, we have no problem with manufacturers integrating mobile TV into their cellphones.  Nokia's latest, the 5330 Mobile TV Edition, does exactly as its name suggests: packs a DVB-H digital TV tuner into a media-centric handset, complete with hardware music control keys, a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a 3.5mm headphones jack.

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