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Director of Symbian Lee Williams steps down for “personal reasons”

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Executive director of the Symbian Foundation, Lee Williams, has just stepped down from his position which he held at the non-profit organization for over 10 years.

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MeeGo chief heads to Palm to work on webOS

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There's a lot of movement going on in the increasingly competitive smartphone market. Nokia may be losing market share, but MeeGo is supposed to revitalize that. Capitalizing on this rise, Palm has snatched the head MeeGo guy to work on webOS.

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Nokia C5-03 doesn’t innovate, but at least it’s cheap

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I've got some good news and some bad news for all the Nokia fans in the audience. The good news is that they've been pumping out some interesting possibilities with phones like the N8 lately. The bad news is that the newly revealed Nokia C5-03 doesn't really fall into the same category.

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Nokia’s MeeGo OS successfully ported to Nexus One

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The Nexus One is the official development device for everything Android, but it has also turned into a great modding platform for other operating systems too. Like this, for instance, where developers have managed to load MeeGo onto the thing.

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Nokia 5230 Nuron processor overclocked to 800MHz

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Usually when discussions of overclocking enter the room, we're talking about desktop computers being water-cooled and pumped up as high-end gaming rigs. That's not the case today. Instead, we take a rather ho-hum Nokia and effectively double the clock speed on its processor.

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Nokia’s soon to be EX-VP takes bitter stab at Android for publicity

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While it is still the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world in terms of worldwide sales, Nokia is quickly losing market share to its competitors. Many people, myself included, have said that switching to Android would be a good way to turn things around, but the Finns don't seem to agree.

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Nokia Ovi Maps getting traffic, transit, check-ins

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Looks like the crew at Nokia decided that today is a good day to make some big announcements. In addition to the three new phones, Nokia is also updating its Ovi Maps application with no fewer than three new features. Yup, they're finally recognizing that software is just as important as hardware.

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Nokia reveals three new Symbian^3 phones: E7, C6-01, C7

Nokia E7 Symbian S^3 Smartphone

The good news is that Nokia is still the number one smartphone company in the world. The bad news is that it is steadily losing market share. Hoping to reverse that trend, Nokia announced three new Symbian^3 smartphones today: the Nokia E7, Nokia C6-01, and Nokia C7.

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Nokia N8 hands-on, loads of pics at IFA

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Its anodized aluminum case in silver-white, gray, orange, blue and, my favorite, a kind of retro sci-fi green, is a treat to hold and behold, but where you really find the wow is on the entertainment side of things

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Nokia’s dual-SIM C1-00 and C2 phones

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I'm starting to dig some of these C-series phones from Nokia. Yes, they're lower-spec'd compared to high-end smartphones, but they're much more affordable and offer plenty of functionality. The latest to join the bunch are the Nokia C1-00 and Nokia C2, both of which are the first to support dual SIMs.

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Google Android on Nokia smartphones? Can it be?

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I've been saying for quite some time that I'm a big fan of Nokia hardware. I think their cell phones are great, but the operating system can leave a lot to be desired. Well, it turns out that we just be able to address that with Google Android.

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Face tracking verification on Nokia N900 smartphone (Video)

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You want your smartphone to be secure, but sometimes a lock screen password isn't good enough. The Nokia N900 is taking it to the next level with the introduction of some real-time face-tracking software. That's right. It uses the camera to, quite literally, see who you are.

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Nokia N8 smartphone pre-order: $549, ships September

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I wouldn't go so far as to say that the Nokia N8 is an iPhone killer or anything of that sort, but it is one of the more attractive smartphones to come out of the Finnish firm in some time. And you can start putting in your preorders for it now.

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Nokia Kinetic concept phone has electromagnetic bottom

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After a while, you start to wonder what other innovations can possibly come into the mobile phone industry. And then, you are treated to devices like the Nokia Kinetic concept phone. Here it's shown in prototype form. It's not an official Nokia concept, so don't get your hopes up just yet.

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Gartner says Symbian’s days are numbered

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Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. No matter how popular the iPhone and iOS have become, its market share still pales in comparison to Nokia and the Symbian OS. However, things aren't all sunshine, lollipops and rainbows in Symbian land.According to Gartner analyst Nick Jones, Symbian has been surpassed by its primary competitors. The Symbian platform may still be the world's most widely used mobile OS, but it has fallen behind iOS and Android (as well as BlackBerry for that matter).

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