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HTC exec “100% convinced” in Windows Phone 7, scorns Nokia for not ditching Symbian

HTC exec “100% convinced” in Windows Phone 7, scorns Nokia for not ditching Symbian

HTC are generally pretty upbeat and uncontroversial about their rivals, but obviously their Australia/New Zealand sales & marketing director, Anthony Petts, didn't get that particular memo.  He's been talking up Windows Phone 7 with Smarthouse, and as well as insisting that he's "100-percent convinced that the new Windows Mobile will be highly successful," he also saved a few barbs for poor old Nokia.  "Symbian is an old operating system" Petts says, "and it's proving much harder for Nokia to re position the brand in the current market."

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Nokia and Intel open Joint Innovation Center: 3D UIs and mobile holograms ahoy!

Nokia and Intel open Joint Innovation Center: 3D UIs and mobile holograms ahoy!

We already knew Nokia and Intel were deeply in love, thanks to their collaboration on MeeGo, but now the pairing has decided to hook up with the University of Oulu in Finland and open a joint research center.  Part of the Intel Labs Europe scheme, the new Joint Innovation Center will focus on "new and compelling mobile user experiences," taking advantage of mobile device processing grunt to offer 3D graphics and even holograms.

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Nokia N9 Rumored to Feature 4-Inch OLED Screen and 1GHz Processor

Nokia N9 Rumored to Feature 4-Inch OLED Screen and 1GHz Processor

Late last week, Nokia's N9 broke cover with plenty of leaked images. While the photoshoot was great, and it showed off plenty of the device's physical attributes, there still wasn't enough information to get people excited. Now though, it's time to spend some time in the rumor mill, and reveal to you, the curious onlooker, what exactly is going to make the Nokia N9 so prominent in the smartphone market some time in the near future.

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iPhone 3G iOS 4 fix “coming soon” says purported Jobs email

iPhone 3G iOS 4 fix “coming soon” says purported Jobs email

We've learnt to be pretty skeptical about emails purported to be from Steve Jobs, but the prospect of an imminent fix for iPhone 3G owners with slow, glitchy and downright frustrating handsets after updating to iOS 4 is too good to be true.  Having heard that Apple were investigating the reports, a Mac Rumors reader emailed the CEO to ask if an official downgrade option was really in the works; according to Jobs' reply, there's a "software update coming soon."

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AT&T Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant & Galaxy S simple unlock unearthed

AT&T Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant & Galaxy S simple unlock unearthed

Unlocking a cellphone can be a headache, so we're pleased to see Samsung has done its users a service with the Galaxy S - and the US versions, the AT&T Captivate and T-Mobile Vibrant, based on the phone - by including the unlock codes in a file on the smartphone itself.  Unfortunately they've not made them easy to access, and so the team over at xda-developers has stepped in with a simple tool that takes a locked Galaxy S family handset and spits out an unlocked version.

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AT&T Samsung Cetus i917 Windows Phone 7 leaks

AT&T Samsung Cetus i917 Windows Phone 7 leaks

Windows Phone 7 must be close, because the leaks keep on coming.  Another Samsung smartphone has poked its head into the wild, believed to be the Samsung Cetus i917 headed to AT&T's clammy clutches.  Packing the usual WP7 hardware into a glossy black casing that's a little more discrete than HTC's two-tone Schubert/Mozart, we're guessing that means the previously spotted prototype was indeed just a model used for internal testing.

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