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    China is indeed the world's largest mobile market and if you somehow doubt that you should know that China activates more Apple and Android devices than the United States. In such a vast market, Google's Android platform seem to be the undisputed champion, at least for now, sitting comfortably at the top spot. If at the end of Q1 2011 Android accounted for 33.6 percent of the market (by smartphones sold), the end of 2011 saw a whopping growth all the way to 68.4 percent. The credit for this spectacular growth goes in part to Symbian which dropped to its half, that is to 18.7 percent last ...

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    The Nokia Astound on T-Mobile is essentially the Nokia C7 the rest of the world is familiar with. Just because they're the same hardware, though, doesn't mean they're necessarily treated the same. We most recently saw this disparity when the C7 started getting software updates to Symbian Anna last August, while the Astound didn't have a chance until three months later. Now that Nokia Belle updates are going out, will we see a similarly disappointing wait for the Astound's update? The "disappointing" part might be spot-on, but we wouldn't exactly call it "waiting", as Nokia has announced ...

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    Unfortunately we've seen this coming!... Nokia has announced planned changes to three of its factories in Komarom (Hungary), Reynosa (Mexico) and Salo (Finland), after recently shutting down its factory in Jucu (Romania). After reviewing smartphone manufacturing operations, announced last September, the Espoo-based company is aiming to increase competitiveness by shifting device assembly to factories in Asia, where major suppliers are located. The three aforementioned factories will focus on smartphone product customization with substantially reduced manufacturing efforts. The measures ...

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    Back in November, a very blurry photo of a Nokia presentation in Spanish broke word of the next couple iterations of Nokia's once-Symbian platform. Like Android, Nokia's been going with an alphabetical naming scheme for its OS versions, bringing-in Belle as an update to Symbian Anna. According to that photo, next in line are Carla and Donna. What we didn't have, though, was any sort of a timeline for their releases. We're still not sure just when a release might be ready, but signs are in place that Nokia's well-into work on Carla, with bug reports on Nokia's developer site revealing ...

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    The numbers are in for comScore's November 2011 report related to the US mobile phone industry. In the OEM category nothing seems to be dramatically changing; everyone except Samsung and Google are registering slight negative numbers. 25.6% of the market belongs to Samsung followed by LG with its 20.5% and Motorola with 13.7%. Apple gained 1.4% to reach 11.2% and is ahead of Research in Motion accounting for 6.5% of U.S. mobile subscribers. The platform category is also looking the same but what's worth mentioning is that Google's Android and Apple's iOS are winning users over from ...

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    The "crazy-fast" cross-platform messaging application, Kik, is now available for Symbian users to connect them with friends on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, in real-time. After a period of Beta testing, the app is now out and you can head over to the Nokia Store on your Symbian device to grab Kik. It will allow you to keep in touch with your friends quickly, as it is advertised to be "the fastest smartphone messenger". You'll also be able to receive instant message notifications for sent, delivered, and read messages. "I think writing Symbian off is a very North American ...

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    Just yesterday, we were looking at the progress Nokia's making towards bringing Symbian Belle updates to several of its smartphones. It's easy to forget, though, that some have been waiting just as long for Anna to get here. For users of the Astound on T-Mobile, we've got some good news, as it look like your Anna updates are finally on their way. The Astound is better-known to the rest of the world as Nokia's C7. Unlike the Astound, the C7 started shipping with Anna over the summer and updates bringing the OS to existing handsets started arriving back in August. Now T-Mobile is catching-up ...

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    If you thought that the microSIM, the tiny SIM card that became popular with Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad, was difficult to handle (and cut out for some), brace yourselves and prepare for the upcoming nanoSIM. Just as manufacturers like Nokia are joining Apple in the microSIM game, a German company announced the nanoSIM which will be a third smaller. Measuring 12mm x 9mm, it is believed to allow manufacturers to produce even slimmer devices, as the thickness of the SIM has been also reduced by roughly 15%. Of course there will be adapters to allow you to use a nanoSIM in a regular (or ...

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    "In case you didn't get it via other channels already: We've now published Symbian Anna for Australia this morning", says official wording and according to reports, the Symbian platform update did indeed reach Australian Nokia devices. While the update has arrived to unlocked devices, official word from Vodafone also puts Symbian Anna out officially today for the Nokia N8, C7 and E7 handsets. Officially announced mid-April, Symbian Anna (PR2) brings portrait QWERTY input as well as split-screen for entering text, improvements to the Photo Gallery and Microsoft Communicator Mobile. Source: ...

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    If you're a Nokia enthusiast you probably check on the Nokia Conversations website pretty often and as such, you might have noticed the portal being down for the past couple of days in preparation for a redesign. Check on it now and you'll see a completely redesigned website which has Metro written all over it. Aside from the unique, minimalistic features of the Metro-style, the Conversations redesign comes just two days before the Nokia World event where the Finnish manufacturer is expected to launch its first ever Windows Phones. Source: Nokia Conversations Via: My Nokia Blog

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    King of camera-phones for a long period of time, the Nokia N8 received its Symbian^3 Anna update and it appears that several mini-updates are arriving to the phone in order to further improve some aspects. According to recent reports, service-pack-like updates are rolled-out to the Nokia N8. The service pack update should appear on the phone (if not you'll have to consult your Nokia Suite companion application on your computer). According to the description, the update brings "better performance and usability" so you definitely should go for an install. Source: MyNokiaBlog

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    While our anticipation of Nokia World at the end of the month is largely motivated by the expected reveal of the company's initial Windows Phone lineup, there's going to be plenty else taking place. A new rumor suggests that the first day of the conference, October 26, might be used to introduce Symbian Belle updates for existing Anna phones. Models like the 700 and 701 ship with Belle pre-installed, but any smartphone that initially shipped running Anna should be in the running for a Belle update of its own. That list includes models like the C7, E7, and N8. We haven't seen any pics or ...

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    Swype is the preferred input method of many users as it comes preinstalled on certain Android-powered smartphones. If you have a Symbian device, you will be glad to find out that Swype has been updated to version 2.0 and is now available in the Beta Labs. One of the most notable features of the update is that Swype now supports portrait orientation and split-screen for devices running Symbian Anna. Aside from many bugfixes, version 2.0 also allows you to download 30 language dictionaries; if you're an enthusiast, head over to the source link and get the update. Source: Nokia Beta Labs Via: ...

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    Say you're a Symbian user who's looking for a new phone. You might have heard about Nokia's long-term plans for the platform, and while it should still have a few good years left, the writing's clearly on the wall. You might also have heard about Nokia's support for Windows Phone 7, even though that hardware has yet to materialize. Do you decide to go with what you know, and get in a few more years with Symbian while you can? Maybe switch to another OS while you have the chance, but if so, which one? Some figures measuring smartphone popularity in five of Europe's biggest markets paint a ...

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    We've been fans of Spb's shell UI replacements for a while. They started original on Windows Mobile back in 2007 (See our review of version 1.5), but have since expanded to offering shell replacements for Android and Symbian as well. Today we've got a new version of Spb Shell 3D for Symbian and we've got it running on the Nokia N8 with Symbian Anna. Spb Mobile Shell has evolved quite a lot over the years, so be sure to check out what version 2.0, version 3.0, version 3.5 as well as the Android version of Spb Shell 3D looked like. Spb Shell 3D for Symbian mostly aims to change the look of ...

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