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Nokia C7 sits in world’s first prosthetic smartphone arm

Nokia C7 sits in world’s first prosthetic smartphone arm

Mister Trevor Prideaux, a British man born without an arm on the left side of his body, now has what we're pretty sure is the world's first prosthetic limb with a built-in smartphone dock. Not only that, but he's using the cool Nokia C7, a device that not only Chris Davies reviewed here on SlashGear, your humble narrator Chris Burns wrote a review for the USA side of things as well. Now one of these magical little devices sits in the hardened arm of a Brit - hows that for taking your "handicap" and making it work in your favor. Plain old human arm not looking so good to you now, is it?

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Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T Join Forces for $100M NFC Investment

Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T Join Forces for $100M NFC Investment

There's some big money floating around right this minute, all of it aimed directly at NFC venture Isis, a soon to be rival of Google's NFC service known as Google Wallet. Mobile payments will be the way of the future if Japan is any indication, a mobile payment piece of hardware a MUST in every smartphone (and quite a few feature phones too) on the islands if you want to sell a single unit. Bloomberg has some "people with knowledge of the project" who are saying that this investment is set to be a big step toward what Juniper Research says is a $670 billion dollar market by 2015.

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Angry Birds Magic brings Rovio’s Game into NFC Reality

Angry Birds Magic brings Rovio’s Game into NFC Reality

If there's one formula that's worked for Rovio thus far with their Angry Birds game series, it's the promise of extra levels. Rovio's newest effort in spreading the love is a new Angry Birds game called Angry Birds Magic. Angry Birds will soon have a feature in which when you tap your NFC-enabled phone to a friend's NFC-enabled phone, you'll unlock several new levels. This feature was revealed to at WIMA 2011 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco - tap unto the future!

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Nokia Drop Beta, from Nokia Labs

Nokia Drop Beta, from Nokia Labs

Nokia Labs released a beta for a new application. They posted a demo for a Google Chrome extension that allows the user to drop images and hyperlinks directly onto their Symbian OS equipped phone. Mark Guim demos the extension with a Nokia C7, or Nokia Astound here in the US. Take a look at Nokia Drop.

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T-Mobile Nokia C7 Astound Unboxing and Hands-On [With Symbian^3!]

T-Mobile Nokia C7 Astound Unboxing and Hands-On [With Symbian^3!]

We had what seemed like only a few moments with this shiny little pebble back at CTIA 2011, and now we've got it for an extended period, all to ourselves! This is the Nokia C7 Astound, a Symbian^3 device that will be carried by T-Mobile exclusively in the very near future (April 6th for $79.99 with a 2-year contract,) has a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a physical home, call, and end-call buttons, metal chassis, and is supported by T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network for data. Let us inbox this little treasure.

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