New Symbian smartphone to join Samsung lineup after all

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Samsung is a huge company and it seems like they’re always looking to diversify. You’ll find the Samsung name on all sorts of consumer electronics, ranging from HDTVs and Blu-ray players to multifunction printers and digital cameras. Even within the cell phone range, they’re being pretty darn diverse.

While Research in Motion sticks to BlackBerry OS and Apple does nothing but iPhone, Samsung is different. Even so, we thought that the Korean giant was done with Symbian. Apparently not.

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Three-quarters of Japanese smartphones are Apple iPhones

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You know, before the iPhone launched in Japan, I thought it was going to be a disappointment for Steve Jobs and Apple. It wouldn’t be a flop, but I didn’t think it would achieve the same level of market penetration as it was able to enjoy in the United States. Oh boy, was I wrong.

A study conducted by MM Research Institute has revealed that the iPhone has a 72.2% market share in Japan. There are 2.34 million iPhones in the land of the rising sun, representing a dominating force among smartphones.

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Nokia E72 appears on Telus Mobility’s internal database

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Ever since Telus decided to embrace HSPA, its assortment of smartphones has become much more desirable in my books. One of the newest phones bound for Telus is the Nokia E72.

As a proud owner of the Nokia E71 myself, I guess you could say that I’m a little biased toward this news, say, but no more so than an iPhone owning news reporter

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Dell Lightning strikes with Windows Phone 7

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Not particularly impressed with the Dell Mini 3i? Don’t really want anything to do with the Dell Streak series? That doesn’t mean that the giant computer maker isn’t going to go after your smartphone dollars with yet another offering. In a very exciting move, it seems that we could be getting our hands on the Dell Lightning smartphone.

While the hardware looks pretty slick (and I’ll get into that a little further in just a moment), the real news is that this will be powered by Windows Phone 7. Windows Mobile has really fallen into the background these last couple of years, getting overshadowed by the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android (and even webOS from Palm to an extent), so this could be a major boon for Microsoft.

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Ouidoo Scene device takes augmented reality mobile

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Forget about 3D for a moment, a company called QderoPateo could have something even more exciting. The firm is set to demonstrate the new Ouidoo Scene device at the “Above the Clouds” event planned for this Friday. What makes this smartphone-like device so special? It has been designed from the ground up to handle augmented reality.

Being showcased just in time for the Shanghai World Expo, the Ouidoo Scene is said to be “beyond” a typical smartphone.

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Wind Mobile launches Nokia 5230 touchscreen smartphone

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Earlier this week the Nokia 5230 was revealed and suspected to be making its way over to Wind Mobile in Canada “soon” and with that, we would probably expect it in a “few weeks.” As it turns out, these weeks turned into days. Wind Mobile has officially launched the Nokia 5230. The best part is that they’re keeping the price a lot lower than most people would expect for a brand new touchscreen smartphone. The Nokia 5230 can be yours for $180. That’s outright without a contract.

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Google doing very well with Nexus One phone

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It’s quite clear that more people are buying the Apple iPhone than they are buying the Google Nexus One, but does that mean that the latter is not profitable for the search engine giant? Apparently not, because Google is very proud to say that the Nexus One is “a profitable business for us.”

This comes from Patrick Pichette, Google’s chief financial officer, during a company earning’s conference call. Clearly, the Nexus One is not the primary source of revenue for Google, but it’s not a loss leader either.

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Nokia 5230 flying over to Wind Mobile Canada

Nokia 5230 headed to Wind Mobile

Wind Mobile has already had quite the impact on the Canadian cellular industry, enticing customers away from carriers that have long since dominated the maple-flavored climate. Even though Wind has only been around for a short while, it’s already expanding its lineup.

In addition to other smartphones like the HTC Maple and BlackBerry Bold 9700, Wind Mobile will soon be carrying the Nokia 5230 as well.

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Leaked video reveals possible iPhone 4G casing and HD LCD display

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It’s pretty safe to say that the boys and girls in Cupertino have been hard at work on their next big project, but they’re also pretty good at keeping secrets. We are fully expecting an update to the iPhone line this summer, but what will it contain?

According to this leaked video, we can expect an HD LCD screen at the very least. From what we hear, the new touchscreen display will boast a 940 x 640 pixel resolution. We also hear that it gets the same Apple A4 processor (or some variant) as the iPad too, as well as CDMA for Verizon as we touched upon previously in our iPhone 4g coverage.

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Samsung smartphones with proprietary OS could be a Bada idea

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As if there weren’t enough smartphone platforms already on the market, Samsung wants to move ahead with its new Bada operating system. We’ve already seen one or two phones with this platform, but now the Korean mega-giant is coming forward with several more bada phones.

Based on a presentation slide show, only one of them has a name right now. We had heard about the Samsung Wave with bada OS previously, but now it looks like it’s getting joined by four more Samsung smartphones. A couple of them have slide-out keyboards, whereas the other two appear to be touchscreen-only devices.

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April Fools: Next Apple iPhone to run Google Android

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I don’t think anyone saw this one coming. The smartphone market has become increasingly competitive in recent years, seeing major entries sporting all kinds of different platforms. As it turns out, at least one company is taking the old adage: if you can’t beat them, join them. Google has been fighting an uphill battle against […]

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Kyocera Zio M6000 to offer Google Android on the cheap

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The phenomenon may have started with a single handset from HTC, but the world of Google Android has really started to hit the ground running with support from several other major manufacturers. Likely approaching the more affordable end of the scale is the newly revealed Kyocera Zio M6000. No relation to an Italian uncle.

It has been some time since we have seen something from Kyocera, but it seems that the company who shares a joint venture with Sanyo is prepared to re-enter the smartphone market. In recent years, they stayed focused largely on budget-minded handsets for so-called “second-tier” wireless carriers in Canada and the United States. The idea was to offer decent features, but at an even lower price.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S Android smartphone launched: plays HD 720p

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It looks like the news is coming out fast and furious from CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas. Contending to be one of the hottest new smartphones to hit the limelight – the Samsung Galaxy S is a “super” updated version of the Samsung Galaxy that has already been floating around the market. Samsung is pretty proud of this little phone, especially since there isn’t much that is small about it. For starters, you get a large four-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, which will rock for web and video since the DivX certification its garnered for HD video playback at 720p resolution.

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Nokia wants YOU to help design its next smartphone

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The once king of mobile innovation has launched a new project called “Design by Community” whose sole mission is to dive deep in to the hearts and minds of handset users and tech junkies alike, worldwide, in hopes of one day regaining the mobile tech-throne.

Using a slick new website, Nokia aims to collect feedback about the most preferred device characteristics users want in their next-gen smartphone.

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Video Review: Motorola Milestone Android phone from Telus Mobility

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It may have taken a little time to find its legs, but the Google Android platform is really starting to take off. One of the hottest handsets to feature this operating system is the Motorola Milestone, available now through Telus Mobility.

In many ways, you could say that it’s the same as the Motorola Droid through Verizon, but you don’t get the MOTOBLUR user interface, you would have to wait for the Motorola Backflip in that case. The Milestone is configured to use the Telus 3G+ network so its very fast.

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