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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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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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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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