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Nokia buy Smarterphone already looks better than Symbian

Nokia buy Smarterphone already looks better than Symbian

All Nokia will say of its Smarterphone acquisition is that it's all part of the company's Next Billion plan, but videos of the smartphone-features-at-dumbphone-prices platform suggest the OS could well outshine S40 and Symbian. Clips of Smarterphone's wares running on the Kyocera C4700 show Facebook contacts integration, multimedia playback and web browsing, all running at impressively smooth speed on the super-budget device.

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Gresso Avantgarde Grand Premiere mobile phone is $50K!

Gresso Avantgarde Grand Premiere mobile phone is $50K!

Gresso is the place where the rich go to buy suitably ostentatious gadgets that looks fancy, but often lack the features in much cheaper device. Gresso has a new mobile phone called the Grand Premiere mobile phone. The device is covered in 5.3 ounces of 18K gold. The yellow gold is offset by the black surface of the sapphire screen.

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Nokia 803 user manual leaks with line art

Nokia 803 user manual leaks with line art

Line art isn't as nice as a real pic of a smartphone in the wild, but when it comes to line art or nothing, we will take the pic however we can get it. A user manual for the Nokia 803 has been leaked and inside that manual is a drawing of the smartphone from three different sides. The device appears to be thick and have a rounded back.

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Apple iOS owns mobile browser share at over 61%

Apple iOS owns mobile browser share at over 61%

Apple's iOS platform may no longer be the most commonly used in smartphones, but take into account tablets and the platform not only has the most market share but makes up the majority of mobile/tablet web access, according to the latest stats. Browser counters Net Applications have crunched hits on their network of tracking customers and reckon that, as of October 2011, iOS accounted for 61.64-percent of mobile browser use. In comparison, Android languished far behind at 18.9-percent.

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Nokia World 2011: The US Perspective

Nokia World 2011: The US Perspective

This week was a big one in mobile, plus I lost my virginity. Nokia World 2011 took place in London, my first time at the show, with the company revealing the Windows Phone handsets its bet the farm on. We've covered the event in previous years here on SlashGear, but for the first time it felt like there was some relevance in what Nokia was doing to the US market. I've left the UK, and the show, with plenty of unanswered questions and mixed opinions about Nokia - and Windows Phone - moving forward.

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Nokia Asha 200, 201, 300 and 303 official

Nokia Asha 200, 201, 300 and 303 official

Nokia has revealed its new Asha series, the company's four-strong Symbian range intended for developing markets, entry-level users and anybody whose mobile ambitions might exceed their budgets. The Nokia Asha 200, 201, 300 and 303 run S40 on a range of form-factors that includes QWERTY keyboards and full touch.

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Nokia 700 Review

Nokia 700 Review

You could easily make a case against the Nokia 700. Launched on the eve of Nokia's Windows Phone drive, but running the oft-maligned Symbian, on paper the 700 has "too little, too late" written all over it. Still, Symbian may be on its way out, but it still has a place on Nokia's roadmap for a few years, and the 700 debuts Belle, the newest version of the OS. Could the Nokia 700 really be the phone that leaves us lamenting Symbian? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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ComScore: Android nears 44% of US smartphone market share

ComScore: Android nears 44% of US smartphone market share

Research firm comScore has just released its latest figures that unsurprisingly show continued growth for both Google and Apple in the US smartphone market. Google's Android is seeing a steady upward climb now reaching 43.7 percent market share, while Apple's iPhone seems to be slowing a bit with smaller incremental changes. It's recent launch of the iPhone 4S, however, may give it a boost.

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Nokia 700 hands-on [Video]

Nokia 700 hands-on [Video]

Nokia knows we're waiting for its first Windows Phones, but it has a few more slabs of Symbian to distract us with before showing off the platform it has bet the farm on. So the Nokia 700 could run the risk of slipping by the wayside, something of a shame when you consider its updated software might just be the refresh Symbian has been demanding all these years. Is the company's newest OS iteration the Belle of the ball or just a bad case of tinnitus? We caught up with the wags at Nokia to get our fondle on.

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