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Linpus Lite Tablet Edition Software Based on MeeGo Due by Fourth Quarter 2010

Linpus Lite Tablet Edition Software Based on MeeGo Due by Fourth Quarter 2010

Linpus isn't a name that's mentioned a lot in homes, but the company has been around for quite awhile now. They made their presence known by developing the Operating System utilized by many early Acer manufactured netbooks, but it looks like they're ready to step into the tablet industry, and they're aiming for the stars. While only the netbook version of MeeGo has been released to the public so far, the tablet version is set to get released soon, and Linpus is looking to take advantage of it.

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MeeGo WeTab will launch with no app store

MeeGo WeTab will launch with no app store

Neofonie's WeTab MeeGo slate may be expected to launch this week, but it seems the overall user experience may not quite live up to what iPad and Android tablet owners have become accustomed to.  CarryPad's Steve Paine bumped into one of the 4tiitoo team partially responsible for the WeTab (back when it was the WePad) and he confirmed that when the 10-inch tablet arrives it won't have any sort of application download store.

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Nokia E7 to be Announced at Nokia World 2010, Sources Say

Nokia E7 to be Announced at Nokia World 2010, Sources Say

It looks like Nokia is ready to take on the end of 2010 with some heavy hitters in their smartphone line-up. With word that the N8 is set to launch by the end of this month, Nokia is ready to make some waves. That is, if these rumors, coming from two separate sources, turns out to be true. According to Reuters, it looks like Nokia is set to officially announce the recently leaked Nokia E7. Not only that, it looks like Nokia is set to put the device as their flagship device.

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MeeGo Screenshots Appear Again, Still Looking Good

MeeGo Screenshots Appear Again, Still Looking Good

It's been a couple of months since the last batch of MeeGo User Interface screenshots broke cover. And with these new ones showing off their pretty images, we can say that it was well worth the wait. Despite the fact that MeeGo isn't quite ready for prime time yet (so they say), it's looking like the development cycle is turning the upcoming mobile Operating System into something we could really get into. Of course, these are just development builds, and there is something strikingly Nokia in there, but that doesn't necessarily mean a bad thing.

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Nokia’s Featurephone Problem

Nokia’s Featurephone Problem

Nokia’s struggles in smartphones are well documented, and I’m not going to rehash them here. However, if you live in the U.S. it is easy to overlook just how huge and successful Nokia is. Even in smartphones, Nokia is the global volume leader, and when it comes to featurephones, Nokia literally sells about six dozen of them in the time it takes to read this sentence – every minute of every day. Most of those are basic voice phones sold in emerging markets like India and Africa, but Nokia is also the market leader in multimedia featurephones. Nokia’s latest entry in that category is the X3 Touch and Type (not to be confused with the X3, launched last year), which is a Series 40 phone with a touchscreen on top and a physical numeric keypad below. I find the X3 Touch and Type deeply disturbing.

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HTC exec “100% convinced” in Windows Phone 7, scorns Nokia for not ditching Symbian

HTC exec “100% convinced” in Windows Phone 7, scorns Nokia for not ditching Symbian

HTC are generally pretty upbeat and uncontroversial about their rivals, but obviously their Australia/New Zealand sales & marketing director, Anthony Petts, didn't get that particular memo.  He's been talking up Windows Phone 7 with Smarthouse, and as well as insisting that he's "100-percent convinced that the new Windows Mobile will be highly successful," he also saved a few barbs for poor old Nokia.  "Symbian is an old operating system" Petts says, "and it's proving much harder for Nokia to re position the brand in the current market."

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