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Nokia Drop Beta, from Nokia Labs

Nokia Drop Beta, from Nokia Labs

Nokia Labs released a beta for a new application. They posted a demo for a Google Chrome extension that allows the user to drop images and hyperlinks directly onto their Symbian OS equipped phone. Mark Guim demos the extension with a Nokia C7, or Nokia Astound here in the US. Take a look at Nokia Drop.

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T-Mobile Nokia Astound on sale now: $80 Symbian^3

T-Mobile Nokia Astound on sale now: $80 Symbian^3

As promised, T-Mobile USA has put the Nokia Astound - aka the Nokia C7 - up for sale, with the Symbian^3 smartphone priced at a bargain $79.99. The handset, which we reviewed yesterday, has a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera, front-facing camera and a slick metal chassis.

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Nokia E6-00 leaks in full: Video, Specs, More

Nokia E6-00 leaks in full: Video, Specs, More

We've been gradually building a picture of the Nokia E6-00 over the past few months, but the unannounced Symbian smartphone has just seen its biggest leak to-date. A prototype has apparently found its way to the NokioTeca forums and been thoroughly snapped, tested and detailed. On the confirmed list, a VGA resolution capacitive touchscreen, paired with a physical keyboard, and an 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording.

Videos after the cut

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Windows Phone number two smartphone OS by 2015 predicts IDC

Windows Phone number two smartphone OS by 2015 predicts IDC

Android will take the top spot for smartphone OS worldwide in 2011, analysts IDC have predicted, pushing iOS into third place behind Symbian. As for Microsoft, while the Symbian-faithful aren't entirely convinced by Nokia's decision to climb aboard the Windows Phone train, IDC is more confident in the two companies' partnership. "By 2015, IDC expects Windows Phone to be number 2 operating system worldwide behind Android," senior research analyst Ramon Llamas predicts.

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T-Mobile Nokia C7 Astound Unboxing and Hands-On [With Symbian^3!]

T-Mobile Nokia C7 Astound Unboxing and Hands-On [With Symbian^3!]

We had what seemed like only a few moments with this shiny little pebble back at CTIA 2011, and now we've got it for an extended period, all to ourselves! This is the Nokia C7 Astound, a Symbian^3 device that will be carried by T-Mobile exclusively in the very near future (April 6th for $79.99 with a 2-year contract,) has a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a physical home, call, and end-call buttons, metal chassis, and is supported by T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network for data. Let us inbox this little treasure.

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Nokia Culls Symbian, Gently

Nokia Culls Symbian, Gently

Every big player threw their towel in behind one of the operating systems being developed for handheld devices. It just hasn't been until now that the big guys have really gone down for the count, or has he? Nokia confirms that their smartphone OS, Symbian, will be going the way of OS/2 Warp, BeOs and Meego. But never fear, they are legally obligated to provide support for at least the next couple of years, which means by the time anyone notices, you'll already have a new Windows Phone in your hands.

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Nokia Pure revamps typography for a more modern Symbian [Video]

Nokia Pure revamps typography for a more modern Symbian [Video]

Nokia has unveiled its new typeface and branding strategy, dumping the old Nokia Sans font and adopting the new Nokia Pure both in their publicity material and on handsets. Designed to be "unfussy and modern, without being cold and machine-like," Nokia Pure also has the benefit of being usable at smaller point-sizes while still being legible.

Video overview after the cut

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Nokia T7-00 leaks (but sorry, it’s no tablet)

Nokia T7-00 leaks (but sorry, it’s no tablet)

News of a new Nokia device has leaked, courtesy of the OVI Publisher tools, the Nokia T7-00. The first of what would be a new line of nomenclature for the company, while it's tempting to think that "T" stands for "Tablet", unfortunately that doesn't seem particularly likely; well, not unless you like your slates particularly low-resolution.

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Microsoft embracing iPhone, iPad and Android

Microsoft embracing iPhone, iPad and Android

Microsoft has announced a new tool, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012, which - despite the uninspiring name - could potentially have a huge impact on non-Microsoft device use in business and enterprise environments. SCCM 2012 will, when it is released later this year, be able to manage not only Windows and Windows Phone hardware, but iPads, iPhones, Symbian and Android devices.

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T-Mobile Nokia C7 Astound Hands-On at CTIA 2011 [With Symbian^3!]

T-Mobile Nokia C7 Astound Hands-On at CTIA 2011 [With Symbian^3!]

We've got the brand spanking new Nokia C7 on hand here at CTIA 2011 and it's one sassy little looker! This phone will be exclusive to T-Mobile and will feature a big fat 8-megapixel camera on the back with dual-LED flash and 720p HD video capture, a 3.5-inch capacitive touch AMOLED display, free fully functional turn-by-turn navigation app, and full access to Nokia's Ovi Store. Pre-loaded games include Fruit Ninja, Slacker Radio, and your usual run of classics.

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T-Mobile Nokia Astound brings Symbian C7 to US (missing a 3G band)

T-Mobile Nokia Astound brings Symbian C7 to US (missing a 3G band)

As expected, T-Mobile has a new Nokia smartphone to tentatively offer to the American public at CTIA 2011, and also as expected it's a rebadged version of the Nokia C7. The T-Mobile Nokia Astound runs Symbian on a 3.5-inch AMOLED display, paired with an 8-megapixel camera, and will drop on April 6 for $79.99.

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Nokia promise Symbian US launch at CTIA 2011

Nokia promise Symbian US launch at CTIA 2011

With Nokia's Windows Phone strategy now not expected to bear fruit until early 2012, it looks to be all Symbian this year. The company isn't holding back, though; according to its CTIA 2011 invitation, via The Nokia Blog, the Finns will "spotlight our latest solution for US consumers" at the tech show later this month.

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