BMW hacked and remotely controlled by Nokia C7

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Anyone who has ever played with a remote-control car has dreamed of this moment. Forget about those tiny 1/18 scale models. What if you could drive a real deal BMW down the road using nothing but your smartphone? That’s the dream that has been realized by a couple of keeners.

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Facebook app brings feature phones (almost) up to smartphone standards

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Almost everyone I know has a smartphone of some kind these days, but there are a few stragglers who haven’t quite jumped on the bandwagon just yet. If you happen to have a so-called “feature phone” and want proper access to social networks, what do you do?

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BlackBerry Balance helps to split life away from work

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In addition to the new smartphones joining the BlackBerry lineup, Research in Motion also revealed some new features for its devices too. One of the most notable is something called BlackBerry Balance. No, the goal is not to help you balance your finances. Instead, it’s meant to help you better achieve a life-work balance.

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Handful of Symbian UI updates coming to Nokia smartphones next year

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As I’m sure you’ve already noticed, Nokia has been steadily losing its smartphone market share to alternatives like Android phones and the Apple iPhone. In an effort to get your attention back, the Finnish giant is prepping for a very big 2011. They’re not moving to the Android side, but they are working on “four or five” updates to the Symbian UI. Dual core phones are on the way too.

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Fake Nokia N8 boasts dual-core CPU, runs Android 2.1

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Many people have long since said that Nokia should be adopting Google’s smartphone platform if it hopes to regain some of the ground it has lost to its competitors. Nokia itself might not be listening, but its Chinese knockoff counterparts appear to be. What’s more, this Nokia N8 clone comes powered with a dual core processor to boot.

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Eldar Murtazin leaks AT&T-branded Nokia X7 smartphone

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This Eldar guy must have a thing for a certain cell phone maker in Finland, because it seems like he is leaking a new Nokia phone every other day. He reviewed the N8 before it was released, he leaked the Nokia N9 (which may or may not be the same as the E7), and now he’s leaking the X7 with AT&T branding.

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Angry Birds gets flung onto Nokia Symbian^3 devices

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When Angry Birds hit iOS devices, it became one of the fastest selling mobile games of all time. People were playing it on their iPhones and going bigger with their iPads. Then, they gave the game away for free on Android. Well, those winged heroes have flown the coop over to another field: Symbian.

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Nokia focusing on Qt, will no longer be talking about Symbian^3 or Symbian^4 at all

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Nokia is a company that is at a bit of a crossroads right now. You see some devices out there still rocking Symbian S40 and S60, then you have a couple doing the Maemo thing, and then there’s MeeGo too. Hoping to streamline the process of app development, Nokia is turning to Qt.

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