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Nokia 700 Symbian Belle smartphone announced, we go hands-on

Nokia 700 Symbian Belle smartphone announced, we go hands-on

Today Nokia officially announced the Nokia 700 smartphone running on Symbian Belle. After teasing about it back in August, then unveiling the new details last month it has finally arrived and will be available early October in the UK. Being dubbed Nokia's smallest smartphone, able to fit just about anywhere including the skinniest of jeans. We've received some hands-on time with the tiny smartphone so head on down past the break for photos and more details.

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Mobile Mix study shows Android almost double iOS market share

Mobile Mix study shows Android almost double iOS market share

Millennial Media released a new Mobile Mix report today for the month of August and unsurprisingly Android and iOS are both still in the lead and growing, while the rest of the competitors continue to fall further behind. Android has quite the lead with a 54 percent market share that's almost double that of iOS, which has 28 percent.

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Verizon expects Windows Phone to overtake BlackBerry

Verizon expects Windows Phone to overtake BlackBerry

Despite the poor sales of Microsoft's Windows Phone devices, Verizon seems to have more confidence in the platform than RIM's BlackBerry. During the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam expressed his opinion on which platform would emerge as the third major mobile operating system and he believed that Windows Phone would overtake BlackBerry.

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Nokia launching HTML5 map app for iOS, Android

Nokia launching HTML5 map app for iOS, Android

Nokia Maps will soon be getting an HTML5 version so that it can be used on all mobile operating systems, especially the popular iOS and Android platforms. Formerly known as Ovi Maps, Nokia's map service has had a long history on Symbian handsets and could potentially rival Google Maps.

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Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint apps heading to Symbian

Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint apps heading to Symbian

Nokia and Microsoft announced today that the Symbian platform will soon be getting updated with Microsoft apps such as PowerPoint and OneNote. Although the partnership between the two companies meant the impending death of Symbian, Nokia has vouched that support and updates would continue until at least 2016.

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Nokia N8-01 spied in new pics and video

Nokia N8-01 spied in new pics and video

Nokia is working hard to get some of the market share back that it has lost in the smartphone world. The company has a long road to go since it has fallen significantly behind in the smartphone realm. One of the smartphones that has been rumored in the past is called the Nokia 801 or the Nokia N8-01 smartphone. Previously the phone had been tipped as the N9, but the phone in these photos doesn't look like the phone said to be the N9 or N8-02 we spied back in July.

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ComScore: Android and iOS near 70 percent of US smartphone market share

ComScore: Android and iOS near 70 percent of US smartphone market share

ComScore has issued a new report on the US smartphone market breakdown for the three-month period from April to July 2011. Unsurprisingly, Android and iOS continue their steady climb now reaching a combined market share of nearly 70 percent, while RIM, Microsoft, and Nokia's Symbian continue to slide.

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Nokia unveils Symbian Belle on three new phones

Nokia unveils Symbian Belle on three new phones

After teasing Symbian Belle with a countdown on Monday, Nokia has indeed unveiled the latest Symbian update today along with three new smartphones. The Nokia 600, 700, and 701 will all be powered by Symbian Belle, which now provides more customization, resizeable live widgets, and new apps that take advantage of an integrated NFC chip.

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Nokia teases Symbian Belle unveiling August 24

Nokia teases Symbian Belle unveiling August 24

Symbian fans rejoice as it looks like the next iteration dubbed Symbian Belle is only two days away from an official unveiling. Nokia has posted a teaser to its Facebook page in the form of a countdown. As of this writing, there is about 43 more hours left until it's time to try "something new on Symbian," pegging the special day to be August 24.

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Should Google Go Apple Mobile Style with Moto, Microsoft Takes the Spoils

Should Google Go Apple Mobile Style with Moto, Microsoft Takes the Spoils

In a lovely letter sent out to his clients this Friday, Piper Jaffray resident Apple analyst Gene Munster covered a hypothetical situation in which once Google's Motorola deal goes through, it closes off Android from all other manufacturers and takes the Apple route by being creator of both hardware and software at once, this happening inside 2012. His analysis is thus: Apple keeps the same share regardless of the hypothetical situation, but Android falls from a 43% global market share to 15% while the "Other" category, mostly comprised of Windows Phone 7, takes the spoils, jumping from 14.4% to 44.5%.

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Nokia Symbian Anna released for N8, C7, E7 and C6-01

Nokia Symbian Anna released for N8, C7, E7 and C6-01

Nokia has begun the Symbian Anna roll-out, with the updated software beginning to show up for the N8, C7, E7 and C6-01. Bringing a new, portrait orientation soft-keyboard, boosted browser, better iconography and the much-demanded split-screen text entry, the Anna update also activates the NFC chip in the Nokia C7.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 14, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 14, 2011

This past week brought more patent litigation drama along with new rumors for the exciting gadgets to come in the next few months. Sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 have been blocked in Europe after Apple won a preliminary injunction on the tablet. Apple became the world's largest company briefly when its market valuation surpassed that of Exxon Mobile. Windows Phone Mango is now rumored for a September 1 launch with Nokia confirming closure of its US Symbian and feature phone operations. The first screenshots of Android Ice Cream Sandwich leaked with its roll-out likely in November. And there's much much more. Continue after the cut for the full video and roundup list.

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