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Nokia E7 browser & multimedia [Video]

Nokia E7 browser & multimedia [Video]

Nokia's E7 may slot into the Finnish company's business-centric ESeries range, but that's not to say the handset has nothing for more mainstream users.  We spoke to Nokia's David Rivas, VP of technology management, about the E7's multimedia appeal, together with finding out why, exactly, they're so confident with it as an enterprise offering.  Meanwhile we also grabbed some more time with the E7 and shot more hands-on video and photos, all of which you can find after the cut.

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Nokia E7 hands-on [Video]

Nokia E7 hands-on [Video]

Star of Nokia World 2010 has to be the E7, the company's new QWERTY smartphone and the device we've until now been referring to as "the N8 with a keyboard". We've just grabbed some hands-on time with the E7 - as well as an N8 for some side-by-side comparisons - and first impressions are great.

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Nokia E7: 4-inch QWERTY smartphone outed

Nokia E7: 4-inch QWERTY smartphone outed

Nokia's third new smartphone for Nokia World 2010 is the Nokia E7, the spiritual successor to the original Nokia 9000 Communicator.  It has a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display, a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and a slimline stainless steel case.  And, as Anssi Vanjoki insisted at several points during his keynote, "it's BIG."

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HTC 7 Trophy tipped by Vodafone: QWERTY Windows Phone 7 candybar?

HTC 7 Trophy tipped by Vodafone: QWERTY Windows Phone 7 candybar?

Mention of a new HTC-made Windows Phone 7 device has popped up in Vodafone's database, with BestBoyz's source spotting the mysterious smartphone on the German branch of the carrier's systems.  The "HTC 7 Trophy" has no details beyond the name, but the "7" certainly suggests Microsoft's upcoming smartphone OS; meanwhile it's not the first time we've heard of the Trophy name, either.

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T-Mobile G2 gets $199.99 price tag courtesy of Best Buy

T-Mobile G2 gets $199.99 price tag courtesy of Best Buy

T-Mobile USA were so excited yesterday when they officially announced the T-Mobile G2 that they forgot to specify how much the Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone would be or when exactly it would arrive on shelves.  Happily Best Buy's press release writers have far more common sense; the retailer has confirmed that the G2 is up for preorder sometime today - at $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement - and will begin shipping October 6th.

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Motorola outs NYXgreen super-capacitor remote

Motorola outs NYXgreen super-capacitor remote

Motorola's remote control team has been busy, looking at not only how they can speed up text entry when using the company's IPTV set-top boxes but how we can avoid switching AA batteries every couple of months.  The former problem is easier, of course - their NYXboard slaps a QWERTY keyboard on the reverse of a regular remote - while the latter rather excitingly uses super capacitors and a fast-charging stand.

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T-Mobile G2 gets official: due later in September

T-Mobile G2 gets official: due later in September

Having been teased back in August, the T-Mobile G2 has finally made its official debut.  The successor to the original T-Mobile G1, the G2 packs a full QWERTY hardware keyboard, a 3.7-inch WVGA with an unusual hinge design, and a Qualcomm MSM7230 800MHz chipset which also includes HSPA+ connectivity.

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Philips Home Control DUAL Hides the QWERTY Keyboard on the Bottom

Philips Home Control DUAL Hides the QWERTY Keyboard on the Bottom

If you don't think gesture control is the revolution for your living room, and want something a bit more traditional, but still adds that flair of the future you're so eagerly anticipating, then Philips might be the safer way to go. At least, as far as concept designs go, anyway. Their new Home Control DUAL remote control proves that all sides, the essential ones, anyway, can be utilized to the best of their ability, and make your next remote all the more useful.

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BlackBerry Style 9670 tutorial videos leak

BlackBerry Style 9670 tutorial videos leak

The clamshell BlackBerry 9670 launch looks to be a case of "when" not "if" at this stage, and according to some leaked tutorial/demo videos on YouTube it's also got a name: the BlackBerry Style.  CrackBerry spotted the three clips, which show the dual-display smartphone running through its home screen, zooming content and being operated via the external screen.

Video demos after the cut

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Motorola MILESTONE 2 official: European DROID 2 due Q4

Motorola MILESTONE 2 official: European DROID 2 due Q4

Motorola has outed the MILESTONE 2, and as you might expect it's both the successor to the original MILESTONE and the GSM version of the DROID 2.  As such, it gets the same 3.7-inch 854 x 480 touchscreen, Android 2.2, 5-megapixel camera and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, with the improved and redesigned keys.

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 3G due September 8th for $80

T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 3G due September 8th for $80

T-Mobile USA has announced availability and pricing for the BlackBerry Curve 3G, officially launched earlier this month.  Would-be buyers will be able to pick up the Curve 3G from September 8th, priced at $79.99 with a new, two-year agreement (and a mandatory data package, naturally).

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Nokia E7 and C6-01 outed in XML profiles

Nokia E7 and C6-01 outed in XML profiles

XML profiles of two rumored Nokia handsets have been spotted online, for the Nokia E7 - tipped to be the N8-style QWERTY phone leaked a few months back - and the Nokia C6-01.  Both run Symbian^3 with a 640 x 360 display, WiFi and Bluetooth, with the C6-01 expected to have an 8-megapixel camera.

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