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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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New Nokia leaks detail phones named after girls

New Nokia leaks detail phones named after girls

Some details have leaked on phones that are supposed to be coming later this year. The details are in the rumor department for now but there is a wealth of details so the rumor probably has a bit of fact to it at least. The first is the Nokia C7-01 Helen set for a Q3 launch at 300 euro. The device will pack a 3.5-inch ClearBlack LCD, 8MP camera with autofocus, and Symbian Belle along with a 1GHz CPU. The Cindy handset has a 3.2-inch AMOLED, 1GHz CPU, 5MP camera, NFC tech, FM tuner, and a price of 260 euro for Q3.

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Apple Now Number One Mobile Brand In Australia

Apple Now Number One Mobile Brand In Australia

The Apple brand continues to surge when it comes to mobile devices despite the growing competition. According to a new report from IDC, the first quarter 2011 results show that Apple has become the number one mobile brand in Australia for the very first time. The market there has mainly been dominated by Nokia, but this year the Symbian platform has seen a huge tumble along with a dip in demand for feature phones.

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Nokia Rebooted: Apple lessons, HTC threats & Symbian’s last stand

Nokia Rebooted: Apple lessons, HTC threats & Symbian’s last stand

Leaner, tighter-lipped and very much aware of what's at stake. Nokia may be a lot of things, but naive isn't one of them. With a share price gutted by dreary financial predictions, and a quarter or two before the first Windows Phone devices are expected to do anything to change that, right now the only headlines tend to be bad ones: redundancies, reductions and generally biding time. SlashGear met with Nokia's new UK team at what - though they were careful not to bill it as such - was in effect a corporate reboot, to talk lessons learned from Apple, the threat to HTC and why Symbian won't go quietly into the night.

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Windows Phone No.2 smartphone OS by 2015 insists IDC

Windows Phone No.2 smartphone OS by 2015 insists IDC

Analysts at IDC are making bold Windows Phone predictions again, and despite new devices being conspicuous by their absence, the incoming rush of Nokia hardware still leads them to suggest the OS will hold the number two smartphone position by 2015. That would leave iOS in third place, while Android is estimated to grow its current share by 5-percent to further cement its lead across the segment.

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Nokia admits MeeGo was false hope

Nokia admits MeeGo was false hope

Nokia's fall from cellular grace, decision to abandon Symbian and contentious shift to Windows Phone is still a touchy topic, especially for loyal Nokia fans frustrated by how MeeGo was marginalized in favor of the Microsoft platform. Listen to CEO Stephen Elop and key members of the Nokia team, however, and it seems MeeGo was never near being the salvation the company needed. In a lengthy Bloomberg piece on the company and its new CEO, the stand-out message is one of speed: at its previous rate there would have been a mere three MeeGo devices by 2014, but now, in less than three months since announcing the Microsoft partnership, Elop has "got a working Windows Phone in my pocket now ... we're moving at a speed that's faster than Nokia has ever moved before."

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