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After Belle, Symbian gets Donna and Carla (Dual Core CPUs)?

In my opinion, Nokia has done a smashing job bringing Symbian up to Belle. Belle is a smashing OS version and brings the UI aspect of Symbian up to date. However, it is looking like there is life after Belle. According to supposedly leaked documents, Symbian may be getting two more updates after Belle, as […]

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Global smartphone marketshare by OS in Q3 2011

Gartner has released figures of global phone and smartphone sales for Q3 (July/Aug/Sep) 0f 2011. A few nuggets from Gartner’s report Worldwide sales of mobile devices totaled 440.5 million units in the third quarter of 2011, up 5.6 percent from the same period last year. Despite a drop in market share, Nokia continued to be […]

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RIM announce Blackberry BBX for smartphones and tablets

RIM has unveiled BlackBerry BBX, its next generation mobile platform that takes the best of the BlackBerry® platform and the best of the QNX® platform to connect people, devices, content and services. BlackBerry BBX is the next generation platform for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets. In other words, there will be only one OS for both […]

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History repeats itself – Fragmentation from Symbian to Android

How many of you here remember Symbian UIQ, Symbian S60, and Symbian S80? These were the three branches of the Symbian OS some years back. While all Symbian at the core, they were different in capabilities and user interface. Oh, and Symbian S60 alone had some further fragments – S60 3rd Edition (feature pack 1, […]

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Hey! …Something is stealing your data…!

Progressively more people are adopting smartphones as their primary means of accessing the internet. These ’toys’ are getting embellished with gargantuan volumes of memory. They are no longer ‘playthings’. These devices are gradually performing lots of roles that our computers used to perform in the recent past. With increasing dependence on these devices, as well […]

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Where the mobile application stores stand (Updated)

I thought it would be a good idea to present the status of the various mobile application stores at a glance for your convenience: Apple App Store: 425,000 applications Android Market: 250,000+ applications Nokia Store: 50,000 applications Blackberry App World: 38,000+ applications Windows Marketplace: 27,500 applications Bada apps in Samsung Store: 13,000+ applications WebOS Store: […]

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Smartphone OS and Battery Life

It is fast becoming the age of the smartphone. Smartphones are selling like hotcakes and taking more bites out of phone sales statistics. Still, one sore issue that is observed is that of battery life. What do we expect? 4-inch touchscreen displays, always-on data, multi-tasking, +1GHz processors and a host of other features all mean […]

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Nokia and Microsoft sign definitive agreement ahead of schedule

Espoo, Finland and Redmond, US – Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement on a partnership that will result in a new global mobile ecosystem, utilizing the very complementary assets of both companies. Completed ahead of schedule, the definitive agreement is consistent with the joint announcement made […]

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