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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Google Android toting Acer Liquid E finally coming to Fido

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I’m not completely sure what Rogers is doing with the Fido brand these days, but it looks like the dog is becoming a mid-tier brand to fit between budget-minded Chatr and higher-end Rogers. This is further confirmed by the pending release of the Acer Liquid E smartphone with Fido.

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

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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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Best Buy taking T-Mobile G2 preorders starting today

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Before you get too excited about the prospects of getting a shiny new G2, you should know that the launch date for the Android phone is still scheduled to happen on October 6. The good news, though, is that you can place you pre-order at Best Buy’s store to guarantee one in your pocket on launch day.

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Gartner predicts Android to be number one by 2014

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Google Android has steadily been gaining market share since the initial introduction of the T-Mobile G1. With that said, the analysts at Gartner say this trend will continue for the next few years. And by 2013, Android could very well be the most popular smartphone OS in the world.

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Expect 1.2GHz Snapdragons early 2011, 1.5GHz towards the end

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I’ve got some good news and some bad news for the speed junkies among us. The faster Snapdragon mobile processors from Qualcomm are indeed on the way and they could make for some super quick and delicious smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices. The bad news is, we still need to wait a bit.

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T-Mobile teases at G2 HSPA + smartphone with Android

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Are you anxious to get your hands on the latest Google-fueled hotness? T-Mobile wants you to look its way, because a teaser site has been set up to promote the upcoming T-Mobile G2. They didn’t get terribly creative with the name, but it is meant to be the official successor to the T-Mobile G1.

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Huawei U8100 is first Android phone from Wind Mobile

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So, you’ve been itching to get your hands on a new Google Android phone, but you don’t want to break the bank in the process, nor do you want to sign a lengthy contract. Wind has you covered, because they’ve just released the Huawei U8100. This touchscreen smartphone is the first Google Android smartphone to be made available through Wind Mobile in Canada and you can get it for just $160.

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Expansys gets exclusive on Acer Stream Android phone

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The latest manufacturer to join forces with Google’s Android OS is Acer and their newest smartphone, the Stream. Unlike so many of its counterparts, its exclusivity isn’t with a specific carrier; it’s with a store. I thought this was a bit of an odd move, but it seems that online store Expansys UK will be the only place you can buy the Acer Stream Android phone when it launches on August 9th.

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Specs leaked for Samsung Galaxy Q Android smartphone

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It’s still a rumored device for now, but this Android 2.2 phone sounds like it could seriously be a hot one. For starters, you get a 3.0-inch Super AMOLED multi-touch display to go with the full QWERTY keyboard and optical touchpad. Some people are saying that this lends itself to a slider, but a BlackBerry-esque bar phone could very well be possible too. Remember the Samsung Epix? Maybe like that, but so much newer and nicer.

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