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Nokia Bubbles proves Nokia can be innovative, Symbian 1.1 update lands

Nokia Bubbles proves Nokia can be innovative, Symbian 1.1 update lands

This may be the first time I have seen anything from Nokia and thought it was really cool. Nokia Beta Labs has unveiled a new shortcut system called Bubbles. The idea is that when you wake your phone from sleeping rather than having to unlock and then navigate to what you what you can just drag the bubble with the task you want to perform to a drop point and go directly to it.

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Nokia “must build, catalyse or join a competitive ecosystem” says CEO

Nokia “must build, catalyse or join a competitive ecosystem” says CEO

Nokia needs to "change faster" to keep up with the cellphone market, CEO Stephen Elop has admitted, but it's his ecosystem comments during the company's financial results call that have tongues wagging. The Nokia/Android/Windows Phone 7 speculation has proven sturdily resilient to common sense and the Finns' own denials, and Elop's suggestion that Nokia "must build, catalyse or join a competitive ecosystem" is unlikely to do much bar fueling the rumors.

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AT&T Nokia X7 cancelled: Mediocre carrier support blamed

AT&T Nokia X7 cancelled: Mediocre carrier support blamed

Nokia has reportedly axed plans to launch the Nokia X7 on AT&T, with insiders suggesting concerns over the amount of marketing and subsidy support the Finnish company felt it could expect from the carrier led to it pulling the plug on the deal. According to the WSJ, the X7 - which has been positioned as a gaming device in previous leaked information - will still be released in other markets. It's unclear if, as with the N8, Nokia will offer the X7 in the US as a SIM-free, unlocked device for the full handset selling price.

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Nokia Windows Phone 7 phones in Q2 2011 tips insider [Updated]

Nokia Windows Phone 7 phones in Q2 2011 tips insider [Updated]

Like the Verizon iPhone, there are some tech industry rumors that simply refuse to die, and today it's the turn of Nokia and a potential Windows Phone 7 device that's getting raked over the coals once more. Notorious insider - and not known for his love of the Finnish cellphone company - Eldar Murtazin claims that Microsoft and Nokia have been holding ongoing talks regarding a Nokia-branded Windows Phone 7 smartphone range.

Updated with Nokia comment after the cut

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Nokia 2011 smartphone plans revealed: 1GHz, dual-core & more

Nokia 2011 smartphone plans revealed: 1GHz, dual-core & more

Nokia is looking to significant hardware and software updates in 2011 to keep its smartphone lines competitive, with dual-core CPUs, boosted graphics and a heavily modified Symbian UI all promised for the new year. According to Nokia exec Gunther Kottzieper, the company will look to 1GHz processors in Q2 or Q3 2011, as well as increasing graphics memory, to lessen the gap between current Nokia devices and their high-spec rivals.

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Nokia E7 delayed until early 2011 [Updated]

Nokia E7 delayed until early 2011 [Updated]

The Nokia E7 has been delayed until early 2011, missing its December release window. Nokia had been insisting the E7 was on track for retail availability before the end of the year as recently as last month, but unspecified issues have forced the company to postpone that. "To ensure the best possible user experience on the E7 we have decided to begin shipping it in early 2011" a Nokia spokesperson told Reuters.

Update: Nokia comment after the cut

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Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry in Dead Heat for Most Desirable Smartphone of the Month

Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry in Dead Heat for Most Desirable Smartphone of the Month

Of course, the month we're talking about here is October of 2010, but this sort of data takes time to compile, ye know, and The Nielson Company've done quite a job doing so. According to this study done by the folks at NC, the smartphone market now covers about 27.7% of the whole pie, the pie being the Total Market Share for phones in the USA. Of that smartphone percentage, three competitors stand out the strongest and are surprisingly close in their race for dominance: RIM BlackBerry OS with 27.4%, Google Android OS with 22.7%, and Apple iPhone OS with 27.9%. After that it goes Microsoft Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, Linux, and Palm OS, with 14, 3.4, 3.3, and 1.3% respectively. After that, desire sets in, and the numbers get real interesting.

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Windows Phone 7 outsold by Android 15:1 in UK suggests retailer

Windows Phone 7 outsold by Android 15:1 in UK suggests retailer

With Microsoft still refusing to provide Windows Phone 7 sales figures, retailers are stepping in with their own anecdotal evidence about the new smartphone platform's market success - or lack of it. UK store deal aggregator MobilesPlease has announced that Windows Phone 7 has accounted for just 3-percent of their smartphone sales, with Android devices outselling WP7 handsets 15:1 and even Symbian doing a good job of eclipsing Microsoft.

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