Nokia, Alpine shake hands for in-car systems, maps

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Nokia and Alpine have joined hands for bringing the strength of a smartphone to in-car systems. The technology is dubbed Terminal Mode” and it connects your Nokia handset with the car’s system via Bluetooth and USB. Though many cars can connect to phones, this enterprise will lead to deeper integration that can provide entertainment, compatibility with applications and bring Ovi …

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Google: smartphones to make desktops irrelevant in three years

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According to Google VP of global ad operations, John Herlihy, desktops will become irrelevant in the coming three years.  In a digital landscapes conference, he made it clear how important the mobile space is to the search giant. He mentioned that smartphones will make desktops second-class citizens in three years, echoing what Eric Schmidt said last month at Mobile World …

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Samsung SCH-W890 dual-DMB: a phone for Korean TV addicts

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Samsung is all set to launch a new device in its domestic market. The name of the model is SCH-W890 and it will be sold through SK Telecom. The device will be in the shape of a clamshell and will come with specs that will include a 2.8-inch WQVGA display, 2-megapixel camera along with front-facing camera for video calls, Bluetooth, …

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Droid Eris gets Sense 2.1 through leaked ROM

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If you are a Droid Eris owner who had been waiting impatiently for the updated Sense UI running on top of Android 2.1, you have a reason to cheer up. A recent leaked ROM found its way on the XDA forums. The official update though will come very soon. It so happened that right after the ROM was released onto …

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Samsung targets 30% of the European market this year

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Samsung, the world’s second-largest handset maker after Nokia has set up ambitious plans for the European market. The company is looking forward to grab at least 30% market share in Europe this year. According to the Senior Executive Vice President of the company Sang Heung Shin, the company would like to break 30 percent market share this year. It will …

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Nokia N97 Mini Oakley edition marks its debut at the Olympics

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Perhaps we missed that while watching the Olympics coverage but apparently Nokia used Olympics to release the limited version of their handsets. 200 limited edition Nokia N97 mini handsets were produced by the Finnish company in collaboration with Oakley, which were given to Oakley sponsored athletes. The specialty of these phones is the Oakley Thunderbird laser-etched on their backs. Thunderbird …

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Windows mobile launches Opera Mini 5 beta

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Windows mobile has launched the native version of Opera Mini.  Earlier, WinMo users needed Java support but that has changed for good. Opera decide to go the other way after Skype ditched support and development for their WinMo native app. Though Opera Mobile 10 beta has been there in the market for several months, the mini version becomes worth downloading …

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Nokia EVP claims they might sell their handset manufacturing business. (updated)

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Nokia Executive Vice President Anssi Vanjoki: We may sell our handset manufacturing business Nokia’s EVP, Anssi Vanjoki in an interview to a German publication (Wirtschaftswoche) admitted that Nokia may look to sell it’s hardware manufacturing unit. After all, RIM (blackberry), Apple and Google don’t make their own handsets, they have all outsourced the hardware bit of it. Then, Why should …

Nokia EVP claims they might sell their handset manufacturing business. (updated)

Samsung launches Bada mobile platform

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Samsung hopes to extend its app store offering to a wider range of handsets, including less sophisticated feature phones and entry level smartphones. The Korean technology giant said Bada — which means “ocean” — was a new addition to the company’s mobile ecosystem and would give users a “fun and diverse mobile experience”. Samsung said it chose the name to …

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