nokia world 2010

Nokia Plug and Touch turns any display into a touchscreen [Video]

Nokia Plug and Touch turns any display into a touchscreen [Video]

While Nokia had three new devices to show at Nokia World this week - the E7, C7 and C6 - the company's researchers also had some concepts not quite ready for primetime.  The Nokia Blog spotted "Plug and Touch" running on the Nokia N8, an app which basically turns any HDMI-connected display (whether HDTV, projector or something else) into a huge touchscreen.

Video demo after the cut

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Nokia C7 and C6 hands-on [Video]

Nokia C7 and C6 hands-on [Video]

We've just ducked out of the final stages of the Nokia World 2010 opening keynote and grabbed some hands-on time with the new C6 and C7. The C6 certainly feels every inch of its mid-range intentions, with a blocky plastic chassis that feels chunky in the hand, though the C7's stainless steel casing is far more impressive (and slim).

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A Week with the Nokia N8: Can Symbian Survive?

A Week with the Nokia N8: Can Symbian Survive?

I'm in London this week at Nokia World and it's a defining moment for Nokia. Last week Nokia announced their CEO's departure, and new CEO (and Microsoft alum) Stephen Elop. Nokia phones once defined state of the art and the S60 platform defined the modern smartphone era in 2002. Today, in a world dominated by news of the latest Android and iOS devices, Nokia looks to drive forward their relevance and innovation.

Among the plethora of news, one of the highlights is Nokia officially unveiling the N8, their flagship device for the Symbian^3 platform. I've been using one for the last week or so and I can safely say it's the best Symbian phone I've ever used. The question remains, though: is that good enough in today's competitive market?

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Nokia takes on Apple: 260,000 smartphones a day, not just “feel-good soundbites”

Nokia takes on Apple: 260,000 smartphones a day, not just “feel-good soundbites”

Nokia EVP Niklas Savander has kicked off the Nokia World 2010 with some sharp words for Apple.  Playing iOS software SVP Scott Forstall's clip from the recent Apple event, in which he said iOS was "all about connecting people", Savander dismissed it as "a feel-good soundbite," going on to claim that in the past quarter, Nokia has sold more smartphones than Apple and Android combined.

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Nokia World 2010: We’re here

Nokia World 2010: We’re here

Nokia World 2010 kicks off this morning, and we're with the Finnish company in London, UK, today to see if they can announce a portfolio of devices and services that will eclipse the last few days' high-profile exec departures.  On the cards is the Nokia N8, the Symbian^3 smartphone Nokia hopes will turn around their mid- to high-tier fortunes, but we're also expecting quite the spread of featurephones and enterprise-centric devices.

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Nokia smartphone chief Anssi Vanjoki quits on eve of Nokia World 2010

Nokia smartphone chief Anssi Vanjoki quits on eve of Nokia World 2010

Nokia World 2010 was meant to mark the Finnish company's return to form, but it's in serious danger of being overshadowed by reshuffling - forced and otherwise - of their top execs.  Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia EVP and current head of the firm's Mobile Solutions unit (responsible for smartphones and mobile computing devices) has resigned, stating that he feels "the time has come to seek new opportunities."

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Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo ousted as ex-Microsoft Stephen Elop steps in

Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo ousted as ex-Microsoft Stephen Elop steps in

With Nokia World 2010 just days away, the Finnish company has announced that CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo has been replaced by ex-Microsoft Business head Stephen Elop.  The change - which will take place on September 21st - will also see Kallasvuo cede his position on the Nokia Board, though he will have his non-executive chair of the Nokia Siemens Networks board and a €4.6m severance package to cheer him up.

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