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Nokia Symbian^3 browser refresh delayed until Feb 2011?

Nokia Symbian^3 browser refresh delayed until Feb 2011?

Nokia's new browser for Symbian^3 was meant to arrive later in 2010 and tighten up the internet experience on the N8 among other handsets; now, according to the latest rumors, it seems we'll have to wait until early 2011 for that to happen. Notorious insider Eldar Murtazin is claiming that Nokia has postponed the refreshed browser until February 2011.

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Nokia N8 gets Orange HD Voice support

Nokia N8 gets Orange HD Voice support

Another day, another HD Voice enabled device on the Orange UK network.  The carrier has just confirmed that not only will the Nokia N8 arrive in their stores this coming weekend, it will also be the latest handset to support the higher-quality audio system promising improved voice calls.

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Nokia N8 parts cost $187 according to iSuppli

Nokia N8 parts cost $187 according to iSuppli

At this point we know just about everything there is to know about the Nokia N8. We posted up our review of the handset over the weekend. We have also had a look at the inside of the device thanks to iFixit. Today we get a rundown of what the N8 costs to build courtesy of iSuppli.

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Nokia N8 in-stock in UK

Nokia N8 in-stock in UK

Read our Nokia N8 review and tempted by a 12-megapixel Symbian^3 smartphone of your own?  If you're in the UK then you're in luck; the company's online store is showing all color versions of the N8 - bar the blue - as in stock and ready to ship.

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Nokia C7 Unboxing & First-Impressions [Video]

Nokia C7 Unboxing & First-Impressions [Video]

Whether or not 28 days between its announcement and it shipping sets a new record for the company, the Nokia C7 is a welcome addition to the Finn's smartphone line-up. Slotting into the company's mainstream range, it's the second Symbian^3 device after the Nokia N8 we reviewed a few days ago. More first-impressions, plus hands-on photos and video 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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Nokia N8 teardown praises internal design & repair potential

Nokia N8 teardown praises internal design & repair potential

Nokia don't really intend end-users to open up the N8; the Symbian^3 smartphone follows the iPhone's example of using a non-user-swappable battery, and has a sturdy, creak-free chassis as a result.  However, lack of manufacturer approval never stopped iFixit from tearing down a new gadget, and so they've taken screwdrivers and the rest to the Finn's finest.

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Nokia N8 gets continuous auto-focus with latest hack [Video]

Nokia N8 gets continuous auto-focus with latest hack [Video]

After yesterday's Nokia N8 photo compression hack and 30fps silky-smooth video mod, now arch-tinkerer hyperX has outed another tweak to the Symbian^3 smartphone's optics.  He's added an option to support continuous auto-focus during video recording, keeping footage crisp even as your subject moves around.

Video demo after the cut

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Nokia N8 online stock from October 15th; in UK stores Oct 22nd

Nokia N8 online stock from October 15th; in UK stores Oct 22nd

Nokia's N8 may have begun shipping, but the number of people currently holding the Symbian^3 smartphone is still dwarfed by those still waiting for one.  The Finnish company has just announced that the N8 will be available for online order - either SIM-free or on contract - and with immediate delivery from October 15th; meanwhile in-store UK retail availability will follow on a week later.

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Nokia N8 gets 30fps 720p video hack and super-detail still compression tweak

Nokia N8 gets 30fps 720p video hack and super-detail still compression tweak

The Nokia N8's photography skills are already prompting plenty of discussion, but one modder has instead concentrated on squeezing out some extra performance rather than arguing over the standard results.  Notorious Symbian-lover hyperX has already managed to coax the N8 into shooting 720p video at 30fps rather than the default 25fps, and he's also worked some magic on the smartphone's still images.

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The Daily Slash: September 30th 2010

The Daily Slash: September 30th 2010

As we mark the last hours of the final day of September, we're left with only one thing to do: The Daily Slash. So, welcome to tonight's edition. In our story from around the Web, it looks like Time Warner's CEO is chiming in about Apple TV's pricing, and he's not a fan. And then, just as we do every night, we'll wrap up what's been going on in the R3 Media Network.

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Nokia N8 video demo

Nokia N8 video demo

Final software, final hardware, finally shipping - it's N8 day, and the Nokia team is unsurprisingly pretty pleased with itself for making it inside the Q3 window.  So how does the N8 hold up?  We've used plenty of different prototypes along various stages of the development path, and it's fair to say some have been patchier than others.

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