nokia world 2010

Nokia U concept proves Finn fans are spec-addicts like everyone else

Nokia U concept proves Finn fans are spec-addicts like everyone else

There are only a few days to go until Nokia World 2010, but over at the company's blog they're already getting in on the crystal ball gazing fun with their Nokia U concept.  The product of a "Design by Community" effort, it seemingly demonstrates that when you ask Nokia fans for their ideal device they throw in every high-end specification of recent months in a chassis that looks like a slimmed down N8.

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Nokia E7 to be Announced at Nokia World 2010, Sources Say

Nokia E7 to be Announced at Nokia World 2010, Sources Say

It looks like Nokia is ready to take on the end of 2010 with some heavy hitters in their smartphone line-up. With word that the N8 is set to launch by the end of this month, Nokia is ready to make some waves. That is, if these rumors, coming from two separate sources, turns out to be true. According to Reuters, it looks like Nokia is set to officially announce the recently leaked Nokia E7. Not only that, it looks like Nokia is set to put the device as their flagship device.

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Nokia C6 on sale; N8 release to coincide with Nokia World?

Nokia C6 on sale; N8 release to coincide with Nokia World?

With Nokia World 2010 just around the corner, we're seeing plenty of news - official and otherwise - from the Finns.  Fresh to Vodafone UK comes the C6, the company's latest QWERTY slider, with the carrier also announcing that if you want the green N8 then you'll have to see them too, since it's a network exclusive.  Meanwhile there's more news on when exactly the N8 will hit shelves.

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Nokia’s Featurephone Problem

Nokia’s Featurephone Problem

Nokia’s struggles in smartphones are well documented, and I’m not going to rehash them here. However, if you live in the U.S. it is easy to overlook just how huge and successful Nokia is. Even in smartphones, Nokia is the global volume leader, and when it comes to featurephones, Nokia literally sells about six dozen of them in the time it takes to read this sentence – every minute of every day. Most of those are basic voice phones sold in emerging markets like India and Africa, but Nokia is also the market leader in multimedia featurephones. Nokia’s latest entry in that category is the X3 Touch and Type (not to be confused with the X3, launched last year), which is a Series 40 phone with a touchscreen on top and a physical numeric keypad below. I find the X3 Touch and Type deeply disturbing.

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