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Nokia N8 preorders cancelled by Amazon Germany

Nokia N8 preorders cancelled by Amazon Germany

Amazon Germany has apparently begun cancelling Nokia N8 preorders, according to FinestFones, informing customers by email that while the retailer had attempted to source the smartphone in a timely manner, they had been unable to do so with the Symbian^3 smartphone.  Interestingly, they also say that while they try to ensure their database is up to date, manufacturers sometimes change their release plans; it's unclear whether Nokia has been delayed in its release intentions for the N8, which many had expected sometime in August.

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Canada’s unlocked iPhone 4 gets priced

Canada’s unlocked iPhone 4 gets priced

With Canada one of the seventeen additional countries set to get the iPhone 4 this coming Friday, Apple has confirmed that eager buyers won't actually have to sign a contract in order to pick up the fourth-generation smartphone.  Instead, alongside Bell, Rogers and TELUS handsets, Apple will be offering the iPhone 4 unlocked and SIM-free, as they have been doing in the UK.  Unfortunately, the downside is the expense.

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My Favorite Dentist

My Favorite Dentist

On the night my son was born, I was a couple hundred miles away, hurtling north on the New Jersey turnpike trying to get home in time. I had my mother next to me, but my wife was alone in Morristown, NJ, where we lived. She wasn't due for another three weeks, and I had been in my hometown of Columbia, Md, for a dental appointment.

Aren't there dentists in New Jersey? I'm sure there are, and probably even good ones. But for most of my life, since I was a very young child, I've had the same dentist: my father. He's actually a very good dentist, and besides our familial relationship, if I were any normal patient I'd probably want to keep him even after I moved away.

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iPhone 4 spreads this Friday: 17 more countries on July 30th

iPhone 4 spreads this Friday: 17 more countries on July 30th

Apple would hate for you to forget their roll-out plans for the iPhone 4, and so they're just sent out a quick reminder that as of this coming Friday, July 30th, the fourth-generation smartphone will go on sale in seventeen more countries.  Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland will join the existing five countries where the iPhone 4 is on sale (France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US), though of course it will only be available in black for the time being.

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August 9th Acer Stream launch official

August 9th Acer Stream launch official

Acer's Stream Android 2.1 smartphone has just got an official UK launch date, though it's a little later than the previous August 3rd release tipped.  According to the press release, Expansys will be exclusively offering the Stream - complete with a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and 5-megapixel camera - from August 9th, priced at £399 ($615), though the retailer's own product page is currently showing August 7th as the due-date.

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Vodafone axe Samsung H2 development; Vodafone 360 to be platform agnostic

Vodafone axe Samsung H2 development; Vodafone 360 to be platform agnostic

Vodafone UK has axed its standalone range of Samsung-made Vodafone 360 devices, according to Mobile Industry Review, though the carrier's various 360 services will continue to be available.  The news means that the recently leaked Samsung H2 (aka the Samsung I8330) will no longer be making its debut; according to Vodafone, they're now looking to put 360 services on as many devices as possible, rather than holding them back for a smaller selection of so-called "bespoke" handsets.

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HTC make Super LCD for Desire and Nexus One official

HTC make Super LCD for Desire and Nexus One official

HTC has announced that it will be using Super LCD (SLCD) displays in its smartphones later in the summer, in response to the shortage of AMOLED panels that has been limiting supply of some of the company's most popular devices.  As we heard last month, that's led HTC to look to alternative screen technologies, and now they've officially confirmed that handsets like the Nexus One and Desire will switch to the Sony-made SLCD panels.

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