Nokia 500 gets 1GHz CPU, powered by Symbian ANNA

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I thought that Nokia was slowly trying to wean itself away from anything Symbian and focus its efforts on Windows Phone 7. Maybe not entirely, because what you’re looking at here is the Nokia 500, not an E-series nor an N-series. Instead, the Nokia 500 is the first smartphone to be powered by Symbian Anna.

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Samsung announces white version of Galaxy S II Android superphone

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As far as Android phones are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S II is easily one of the best. That brilliant Super AMOLED display, that peppy Tegra2 processor, that super slim profile. She’s an absolute beauty, but maybe you’re not a fan of the color scheme. Well, Samsung is trying to spark some additional interest in this superphone by announcing a white variant.

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BBM 6 talks to other apps, even lets you share your location

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Research in Motion has clearly seen some brighter days, but BlackBerry is pushing ahead with some new updates. Today, BlackBerry Messenger 6 was officially released and it comes with at least one novel feature that you might like. With BBM6, you can share news and updates from other apps as your BBM status.

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Nokia N9 with MeeGo under the hood has quite the intuitive UI

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You know how Nokia is supposed to be doing the Windows Phone 7 thing with Microsoft these days? Well, they’re not quite ready to give up on their own platforms just yet either. It’s not Symbian, but the new Nokia N9 is hitting the streets with MeeGo instead of Windows.

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Piggyback Concept combines Phone, Tablet and Laptop into one device

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Brooks Benefiel’s Piggyback Tablet is a three-in-one concept that could render purchasing individual tablets and netbooks unnecessary. The Piggyback Tablet concept uses a smartphone to power a tablet and netbook computer. While Motorola’s Atrix 4G smartphone has an optional laptop dock, the phone only becomes a netbook when plugged in, whereas when plugged into the Piggyback, the phone becomes both a tablet and a netbook

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Compufone Smartphone Convertible Tablet Takes a Page from Motorola’s Atrix

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The comparison is undeniable and inevitable. The Compufone Smartphone, at least in concept, sounds a lot like the Motorola Atrix. It’s a smartphone, but it’s also designed to power a couple other docking devices too.

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Samsung Exynos Dual-Core 2.0 Gigahertz to catch fire in 2012

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I remember when the first set of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors broke the 1GHz threshold. That was monumental. Soon, we will have dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 powered smartphones at hour fingertips. This is already being out done by phones with 1.2GHz and even 1.4GHz processors mind you. But they’re all going to get usurped again. By Samsung.

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Kyocera Dual-Screen Android Echo Released

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As expected, Sprint is now offering the dual-screen Kyocera Echo to the Sprint customers in the US. The dual 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreens are obviously going to use alot of power, but when you’ve got two screens and your best bud has only one, who’s worried about battery life? Right? Although the specs say you should get seven hours of talk-time, that’s not going to be a whole lot of media and gaming action combined with that 1GHz QSD8650 Snapdragon processor.

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Aston Martin Concept Smartphone Is Completely Transparent

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To some people, the idea of luxury for a cell phone is to riddle it up with diamonds and gemstones. That’s just unnecessarily gaudy. Aston Martin has a different idea when it comes to understated classiness and that’s demonstrated by the luxury car company’s upcoming smartphone concept. It’s clear.

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Quad-Core Kal-El Android Devices Coming This August

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Realistically thought of as the Tegra 2 successor, Kal-El will be the world’s first mobile quad-core CPU. NVIDIA is already sending out samples and they expect Android devices will start getting releaseed with Kal-El under the hood this August.

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The “Reason” Why Nokia Said No To Google Android

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Ask a good number of smartphone enthusiasts and they may have told you that Nokia should have ditched Symbian in favor of Android a long time ago. Why, then, did the Finnish phone giant opt out of embracing Google? Why did it choose Microsoft instead?

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ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro Tablet Dual Boots Windows and Android + Dual Sim V350 Smartphone

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Maybe you’ve already decided that you don’t want an iPad and you’re not interested in webOS. That leaves you with Windows 7 and Android for your tablet needs, if you cannot choose between the two you might want the ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro, then, since it sports a dual booting.

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Differences in smartphone preferences between races

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The clash between smartphone platforms has always been a heated one, with just a handful of companies fighting for dominance. Now a new study done by Nielsen may provide us with some insight on which platform is really winning the hearts and minds of consumers, and even deeper, what kind of consumers are they attracting.

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