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Android Leads Mobile Sales as Symbian Takes a Dip Worldwide

Android Leads Mobile Sales as Symbian Takes a Dip Worldwide

There's been a rather sizable increase in mobile units moved compared to last year, a 16.5 percent increase to be more specific, this being one of the more impressive statistics released in a Gartner study arriving today. This 16.5 percent is tied to the second quarter of this year, 2011, as compared to the second quarter sales from one year ago, this year's total adding up to 428.7 million units. The leader of this pack of smartphones is Android, a very different situation compared to last year at this time when Symbian was still the very clear forerunner.

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Nokia Exec Says iOS and Android Focus On Apps Is Outdated

Nokia Exec Says iOS and Android Focus On Apps Is Outdated

Microsoft's Windows Phone Mango update is just around the corner and that means come September or October, several new Mango handsets, including ones from Nokia, will be butting heads with the Apple iPhone 5 and the myriad of Android devices. And since Nokia's making a huge bet on the platform, we can expect the company to come out in full force to promote and support Mango, including some bashing on iOS and Android.

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ComScore Reports Android Smartphone Share Grows To 40 Percent

ComScore Reports Android Smartphone Share Grows To 40 Percent

The latest US smartphone subscriber numbers are in and ComScore has gathered the data for all to compare. According to their survey of more than 30,000 US mobile subscribers from March to June, Google's Android platform continues to dominate, now hitting a 40.1 percent share.

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Android “openness” a myth say researchers

Android “openness” a myth say researchers

Android's much-vaunted "open source" credentials do not mean the OS is "open", researchers have suggested, finding that Google's platform is actually severely lacking in comparison to other open-source software. Google's refusal to release a public roadmap, unilinear development decisions and "closed contributions process model" all leave it behind rivals like MeeGo and Symbian, VisionMobile concludes, with Android's success being attributed more to Google's deep pockets and a general fear of Apple dominance than anything else.

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Anssi Vanjoki: “My hair stands on end” over Nokia’s fall

Anssi Vanjoki: “My hair stands on end” over Nokia’s fall

Ex-Nokia smartphone chief Anssi Vanjoki has expressed his horror at the current trajectory of the Finnish firm, suggesting that "my hair stands on end as I follow Nokia." Speaking to newspaper Kauppalehti in the aftermath of Nokia's dreary Q2 2011 financial results announcement, Vanjoki suggested that "no company can have its golden age last forever."

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Nokia 500 is not the 1GHz Finnish phone we’re waiting for

Nokia 500 is not the 1GHz Finnish phone we’re waiting for

If you hadn't realized, we're waiting on a touchscreen Nokia, and that's just what the Finns have given us today: unfortunately, the new device is the Nokia 500, a Symbian Anna based phone, rather than the N9 or "Sea Ray". Still dressed in the old-fashioned Nokia styling, rather than the new polycarbonate slickness of the MeeGo handset, the 500 at least sees a speed boost with a 1GHz processor.

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Apple top US smartphone manufacturer; Android pulls ahead of iOS

Apple top US smartphone manufacturer; Android pulls ahead of iOS

Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer in the US, according to the latest Nielsen statistics, despite iOS not having the biggest share of the OS ecosystem. According to the stat company's June figures, iOS is running on 28-percent of smartphones, in second place behind Android with 39-percent. However, because multiple OEMs use Android, no single manufacturer has the scale to rival Apple.

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Fujitsu F-07C Windows 7 smartphone gets official launch date of July 23

Fujitsu F-07C Windows 7 smartphone gets official launch date of July 23

The last time I mentioned the Fujitsu F-07C smartphone that is destined for NTT DOCOMO in Japan we were missing a few pertinent facts about the device. The big fact we were missing was when exactly the smartphone would hit the Japanese market. Fujitsu has offered that important fact for us now. The F-07C will hit Japan on July 23, which is tomorrow if you are counting.

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Nokia RM-670 Passes Through FCC, Looks To Be Symbian Belle 700 Zeta

Nokia RM-670 Passes Through FCC, Looks To Be Symbian Belle 700 Zeta

A Nokia handset passed through the FCC today with model number RM-670 and it looks to be the rumored Nokia 700 Zeta, which had some details and photos recently leaked. The phone is one of several rumored Nokia handsets that will run on Symbian Belle and be released as the company transitions over to the Windows Phone 7 platform.

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Symbian Belle Gets MeeGo-Harmattan Style Swipe

Symbian Belle Gets MeeGo-Harmattan Style Swipe

When Nokia announced its transition to the Windows Phone 7 platform, the company revealed that its Symbian platform would slowly be phased out while MeeGo would cease commercial releases and become a developer playground. The recently unveiled N9 handset was the first and last MeeGo device, but some of its new features may live on in the new Symbian Belle OS.

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Nokia E6 Review

Nokia E6 Review

BlackBerry may be the name associated with QWERTY messaging phones, but there's a vocal cadre of Nokia users all too keen to talk about the merits of the Finnish company's keyboard-blessed candybars. The E72 met with mixed reactions, failing to quite capture affection the way its E71 predecessor did; now we have the E6 (aka Nokia E6-00), pairing keyboard and touchscreen and offering a taste of the latest Symbian flavor, Anna. Is the E6 enough to distract us from the rapid approach of Nokia's first Windows Phones? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Nokia 700 Zeta smartphone press photos leak

Nokia 700 Zeta smartphone press photos leak

Nokia is taking a beating in the smartphone and feature phone markets today. Nokia is hoping that Windows Phone will pull the company out of the tailspin it's in with some smartphones that people are actually interested in. I still say Nokia should have went Android and hired some designers and engineers with vision to make phones that aren’t so darn boring. A new Nokia smartphone has leaked today called the Nokia 700 also known as the Zeta.

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