Nokia N8

Windows Phone 7 outsold by Android 15:1 in UK suggests retailer

Windows Phone 7 outsold by Android 15:1 in UK suggests retailer

With Microsoft still refusing to provide Windows Phone 7 sales figures, retailers are stepping in with their own anecdotal evidence about the new smartphone platform's market success - or lack of it. UK store deal aggregator MobilesPlease has announced that Windows Phone 7 has accounted for just 3-percent of their smartphone sales, with Android devices outselling WP7 handsets 15:1 and even Symbian doing a good job of eclipsing Microsoft.

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Nokia N8 power problems officially acknowledged [Video]

Nokia N8 power problems officially acknowledged [Video]

Nokia has acknowledged some issues with its N8 smartphone, which sees the Symbian^3 handset refusing to power on correctly. According to Nokia EVP Niklas Savander, the issue affects "a limited number of N8 users" who are finding their phones either won't turn on or won't turn off; Savander says Nokia has identified that the fault lies with "the way we assemble the engines."

Video interview after the cut

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Nokia N8 Review

Nokia N8 Review

It feels like we've been talking about the Nokia N8 for a long time. February 2010 saw the first murmurings, followed by a string of leaks, rumors, semi-accurate previews and finally, around seven months later, a commercial release. In the meantime there's been no shortage of speculation over whether Symbian^3 still has a place among the smartphone elite, how the North American market will take to the N8, and indeed whether Nokia is still relevant in a world of Android, iOS and other successful platforms. That's a whole lot resting on a single device, so can the Nokia N8 shoulder the strain? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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