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Nokia X7-00 leaks: S^3, quad-speakers and 8MP camera [Video]

Nokia X7-00 leaks: S^3, quad-speakers and 8MP camera [Video]

Video and images seemingly showing Nokia's unannounced X7-00 smartphone has emerged, with the touchscreen Symbian^3 handset playing Need For Speed Shift as well as navigating though the usual Nokia menus. The leak, from the Czech Modryzub forums [registration required], tips the Nokia X7 as having a polished metal body, 360 x 640 display and an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash.

Video after the cut [Fixed]

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Nokia C6-01 Review

Nokia C6-01 Review

The Nokia C6-01 may have been the "low end" device at Nokia World 2010, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to recommend it. Packing one of Nokia's new ClearBlack AMOLED displays and a compact metal chassis, it slots in underneath the businesslike C7 but offers roughly the same specifications. Best balance of pocketability and performance? Check out the full SlashGear review to find out.

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The Daily Slash: November 23 2010

The Daily Slash: November 23 2010

Oh you beast, Acer, you are such a beast. How dare you sillies release a slew of tablets right before a holiday when I'm going to get so much good food to eat? I can't believe it! But we'll still write about it. All of it, in a row. Then we've got a fancy review of the rough and ready Motorola Defy, a hands-on video of Marvell's Android tablet, a questioning article pondering designer 3D glasses, and another review on the Droid Pro! Android beats out Symbian in Asia, Skyfire 3.0 launches with Facebook Connect, and our big huge "A Week With" NOOKcolor continues with what might be the most important part of the whole device: reading! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

Also World War III may have just started in North and South Korea. No biggie.

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Nokia C7 Review

Nokia C7 Review

The Nokia C7 could well be described as the less outlandish sibling of the N8: a more sober design, more mainstream camera and more affordable price tag, for what's the second Symbian^3 smartphone from the company. Alternatively, it could be a business bargain. First impressions at Nokia World 2010 were solid, but does the day to day experience live up to the sturdy chassis? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Gartner: Android second largest smartphone OS worldwide; iOS share down but not out

Gartner: Android second largest smartphone OS worldwide; iOS share down but not out

Gartner's smartphone OS market share stats are out for Q3 2010, and it makes for positive reading if you're Google. According to the figures, Android market share grew from 3.5-percent in Q3 2009 to 25.5-percent in 2010, making it the second-largest platform worldwide. In the same period, Symbian - which keeps the top spot - dropped from 44.6- to 36.6-percent, while Apple's iOS fell from 17.1- to 16.7-percent.

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Symbian UI overhaul due early 2011; Nokia CEO will talk “connected lifestyle devices” at MWC

Symbian UI overhaul due early 2011; Nokia CEO will talk “connected lifestyle devices” at MWC

Nokia expects to update the UI of its Symbian devices in early 2011, with a new portrait-orientation QWERTY keyboard and split-screen text input, as part of an attempt to improve "the visual appeal of the graphics" and hopefully win back a few hearts. That's the message from Jo Harlow, Nokia's Senior VP of Symbian Smartphones, who told Engadget that the move to bring Symbian development back in-house will lead to faster iterative developments for handsets like the N8, C7 and E7. Meanwhile there's also talk of MeeGo's potential, and not just for smartphones.

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Nokia E7 due from December 10 [Update]

Nokia E7 due from December 10 [Update]

Nokia has confirmed that the Nokia E7 will begin shipping on December 10, though the company's Twitter account says that not all countries will get the 4-inch Symbian^3 smartphone on that date. The E7 was announced back at Nokia World 2010 and tipped for a Q4 2010 launch; it has a full QWERTY keyboard and similar styling to the N8.

Update: Nokia has made a mistake, it seems, and now says the E7 is on track to ship in December 2010 rather than on December 10th.

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Symbian development shifts to Nokia as Foundation funding sees “change in focus”

Symbian development shifts to Nokia as Foundation funding sees “change in focus”

Nokia is taking responsibility for future Symbian development as of March 2011, with the Symbian Foundation transitioning to a non-profit organization that will license software and IP - including the Symbian trademark itself - to other companies. According to Tim Holbrow, executive director, "the current governance structure for the Symbian platform – the foundation - is no longer appropriate" after the volatile economy led to "a change in focus for some of our funding board members."

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Symbian spawns SYMBEOSE embedded OS project for cloud-computing & more

Symbian spawns SYMBEOSE embedded OS project for cloud-computing & more

Symbian continues to develop in unforeseen ways, and after Nokia confirmed it would no longer be bothering with its Symbian^3/^4 nomenclature, the Symbian Foundation has announced a new SYMBEOSE project.  Standing for "Symbian - the Embedded Operating System for Europe", SYMBEOSE is the result of a €22m European investment and intends to put the platform onto embedded devices, internet-connected gadgets and cloud-computing tech.

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