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Symbian Foundation roadmap, NFC, social networking hooks discussed

Symbian Foundation roadmap, NFC, social networking hooks discussed

Remember the BeagleBoard prototyping platform, which was put to such cost-effective use in the DIY Beagle MID earlier this year?  Expect to see plenty more of the $149 OMAP3 device in future, now that Symbian Foundation have released their latest build for the platform.  Speaking at Nokia's The Way We Live Next 3.0 conference today, Symbian Foundation's Shaun Puckrin discussed the roadmap for Symbian^3 and Symbian^4, the next-shipping versions of the platform, together with some of the functionality that will be hard-baked into the OS.

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Symbian Foundation concept UI blends augmented reality & social networks [Video]

Symbian Foundation concept UI blends augmented reality & social networks [Video]

Like an ex-partner suddenly hitting the gym and prompting some relationship regrets (yes, we're shallow here in the tech world), Symbian Foundation have caught our eye with a new demo video of what they're suggesting might be a nifty future UI for the platform.  Part of Lee Williams' keynote at SEE 2009 last month, the video shows a device with lashings of augmented reality and location-based services, together with social networking integration.

Video demo after the cut

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Nokia deny Android smartphone rumors: sticking with Symbian

Nokia deny Android smartphone rumors: sticking with Symbian

Nokia rumors a-plenty today, as UK paper The Guardian suggest that the Finnish company are planning to release a touchscreen Android smartphone so as to counter falling Symbian shares.  However, Nokia themselves have vehemently denied any such intentions, with a spokesperson quoted as saying "everyone knows that Symbian is our preferred platform for advanced mobile devices."

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Sony Ericsson Idou tipped for October release

Sony Ericsson Idou tipped for October release

Sony Ericsson may think they can keep us sated with cheap sliders and candybars, but we all know that unless they whip out the Idou sometime soon it's game over.  Happily that just might be happening in October this year, with a German PR rep for the company supposedly going on record to confirm their planned 2009 Idou launch schedule.

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