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Nokia’s Elop unveils Asha: Phones for the next Billion

Nokia’s Elop unveils Asha: Phones for the next Billion

"Earlier this year we realized the need to shift our strategy so we could deliver even better experiences." So Stephen Elop kicked off the Nokia World 2011 keynote, the CEO painting a picture of the company as a reliable old friend who was very much in need of a makeover. "Generally people like Nokia, we're durable, we're trustworthy, we're reliable" Elop explained. "We comb our hair neatly, we always pick you up after work when we said we would. But we wanted more … and that wouldn't happen without change."

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Nokia Q3 report: Sales still slide but hope for Nokia World

Nokia Q3 report: Sales still slide but hope for Nokia World

Nokia has announced its Q3 2011 financial results, and as expected it's been another dreary quarter with smartphone sales down 38-percent compared to 2010 and operating profit down 60-percent. According to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, the company will be "bringing the [Windows Phone] experience to consumers in select countries later this quarter," while Q3's few successes were down, in no small part, to dual-SIM phone sales in developing markets.

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Huawei and Discovery partner for the Expedition rugged phone

Huawei and Discovery partner for the Expedition rugged phone

Huawei and the Discovery Channel have partnered up to produce a co-branded mobile phone that's true to the channel's spirit of outdoor adventure. The rugged phone is aptly named the Discovery Expedition and is ready to take on water, dust, and shock. Perhaps, we'll see Bear Grylls toting the phone in an upcoming episode of Man vs. Wild.

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Dell and Baidu are working together on tablet computers and mobile phones

Dell and Baidu are working together on tablet computers and mobile phones

In China, the Baidu search engine is the most popular and widely used. Google operates in China as well, but is second place behind Baidu. China is also one of the fastest growing markets for tablets and has one of the largest mobile phone using populations on the planet. Dell is teaming up with Baidu to make new mobile phones and tablet computers for the Chinese market.

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H2O Wireless can turn unlocked iPhone and Android devices into pre-paid smartphones

H2O Wireless can turn unlocked iPhone and Android devices into pre-paid smartphones

If you have an iPhone or an Android device that is unlocked and you are tired of the contract and the expensive rates that AT&T, Verizon and others are charging you H2O wireless has a solution for you. The catch for some users is that the pre-paid wireless carriers often don’t have any compelling smartphones. H2O has a new app that will turn your existing iPhone or Android device into a pre-paid smartphone.

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Gresso shows off extremely rugged mobile phone

Gresso shows off extremely rugged mobile phone

The last time we talked about Gresso was last year when the company showed off a seriously high-end iPad that had a wooden case made of 200-year old wood and an 18K gold Apple logo. Not everything that Gresso makes is packed with bling and wood though. The company has unveiled its new super rugged mobile phone called the Extreme X3.

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