Nokia N8 Symbian^3 smartphone review

Nokia is still the largest cell phone maker in the world, but it is quickly losing market share to Android devices, the Apple iPhone, and other suitable alternatives. The company needs to innovate and come up with something new and exciting. Their apparent answer? The Nokia N8.

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Going extra big with Acer 4.8-inch Android smartphone

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Some people like their mobile phones to be a little more compact, but that trend has definitely swung in the other direction in recent years. “Slate” style smartphones are all the rage and Acer is prepared to go big rather than go home with its upcoming 4.8-inch monster.

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Samsung Nexus S smartphone enroute to Best Buy?

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Last month, we caught word that Samsung could be the manufacturer behind the Google Nexus Two. Well, it turns out that could be only partly true. What we see here is supposedly the Google Nexus S. As per earlier rumors, the second Nexus phone does indeed look like it is based on the increasingly popular […]

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Android on the cheap: Four new T-Mobile smartphones starting at $10

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In the third quarter of this year, Google Android was installed on nearly half of all smartphones purchased in the United States. Sales were largely fueled by the higher-end offerings, like the HTC EVO 4G, but T-Mobile has some more affordable options for you this holiday season.

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Android dominates Q3 smartphone sales in US

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It’s true. We were told that 2010 was going to be the year of the Android and that promise is holding up. The NPD Group just released its findings for the third quarter of this year and Google Android absolutely dominated the sales figures.

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Acer Liquid Metal smartphone speeds up to 14.4Mbps 3G

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What’s that? You thought bumping from 3.6Mbps to 7.2Mbps was already pretty darn fast for a mobile device? Acer wants to go further. That’s why the newly revealed Acer Liquid Metal is perfectly capable of doing 14.4Mbps over an HSPA 3G connection.

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REVIEW: BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone

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Remember when the BlackBerry Storm was supposed to be RIM’s answer to the iPhone? It didn’t quite enjoy the kind of success that Jim Balsillie and crew would have wanted, but here we find ourselves again with another supposed iPhone killer in the form of the BlackBerry Torch 9800.

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Garmin-Asus smartphone partnership to cease in January?

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When Garmin and Asus first forged the deal to partner up on some smartphone collaborations, the agreement was supposed to hold up for at least two years and that 24-month window is quickly coming to a close. The joint venture is rumored to be falling apart as of this coming January.

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Five million Samsung Galaxy S smartphones sold worldwide

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Many people have said that 2010 is the year of the Android and that is quickly coming to fruition, but Google isn’t the only one benefitting from the platform’s rise. It didn’t take all that long, but Samsung has just surpassed the five million unit milestone for its Galaxy S family of smartphones.

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Dismantling the Nokia N8 Symbian^3 smartphone

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You could say that the Nokia N8 is the new flagship smartphone for the Finnish phonemaker, trying to recapture some of the market share that it has lost to iDevices and Android handhelds. We already know about the specs, but what do the guts look like?

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Fujitsu smartphone offers dual flipping, rotating, touchscreens

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Want to have the larger utility of a tablet but the portability of a smartphone? It looks like Fujitsu is trying something a little bit different with an unnamed cell phone – sporting not one, but two touchscreen displays. We’ve seen flipping phones like this before, but usually one of the slates is covered with a QWERTY keyboard or numeric keypad.

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Google Android + retina display = Sharp IS03 smartphone

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What’s that? You thought retina displays were restricted solely to the Apple family? While it’s unclear whether or not they can actually use the word “retina” in their product descriptions, Sharp has indeed come up with a phone that uses one. And it’s powered by Google Android to boot.

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Three new Motorola Android smartphones arrive at AT&T

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The Android family at AT&T just welcomed three new members. Announced at CTIA, the Motorola Bravo, Flipout and Flipside are all making their way over to big blue to sit on the same shelf alongside the Apple iPhone 4. If you’re looking for some more Android action, AT&T wants to have you covered.

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More Bada-ness with Samsung Wave II smartphone

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Samsung has apparently given up on Symbian, but they’ve still got plenty of other smartphone operating systems at their disposal. One of the most noteworthy is the in-house developed Bada OS, which debuted with the first Samsung Wave. Well, the relatively new smartphone OS has already paved the way for a sequel.

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