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Britain's main mobile phone providers are themselves in a fierce battle to attract more users to your network and open up the latest offers and customers with mobile phones offering a wonderful giftamong them are encouraged to buy the latest mobile phones.However, it is not always possible on a client's latest mobile phone to get the best economic conditions since the mobile phone market is not comfortable with and who do not know what to offer No. The raw and it's true before you buy a mobile phone last price and the deal is the most suitable mobile phone and choose the cheapest on the market to get gifts than those offered by leading network. UK major mobile provider Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, Verizon, T Mobile, Three Mobile, O2 and Orange, including Christmas Day, all offering wonderful gifts for clients and mobile phone deals are relatively inexpensive and surprisingly interesting. However, when it's raining on the market offers and deals you can swipe some expensive operations that could harm the long term. It is recommended that you visit the online store is called a mobile phone before making a final decision on the latest offers latest deals, prizes, and gifts on offer are all on the internet than. In recent times, online phone shops are the best way to buy a mobile phone is produced as the first place to visit. Online store where you have a phone shop mobile telephony services that are useful to customers sitting in their living room one roof to see everything under the build can get quotes from suppliers all are like.

Xperia Ray and Active expected tomorrow

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Sony Ericsson will launch two new smartphones in India on Tuesday. These devices are part of its Xperia brand. Both phones were announced in June during the CommunicAsia 2011 event in Singapore and feature the latest Android 2.3 operating system along with a 1 GHz processor. With this, the Xperia brand will include nine phones and there are more to come.

Xperia Active has a 3 inch reality display with Sony's Mobile Bravia display technology, and a 5 megapixel camera with HD video functionality. It is a dust and water resistant phone, and incorporates wet finger tracking which means that the phone works perfectly even when the screen or the user's fingers are wet.

Sony Ericsson's Xperia Active is for health conscious people and comes pre-loaded with sports apps that enable consumers to easily track their fitness levels. Users can set their ideal training route using the built-in GPS, barometer and compass. The on-screen heart rate and pulse can be monitored in real time (enabled by ANT+ wireless networking technology), while the iMapMyFitness app can monitor day to day performance. In addition, Facebook inside Xperia allows consumers to share their progress and experiences with friends.

The phone comes with a changeable soft-touch back cover, and detachable ear hooks for the portable handsfree that ensure the earpieces remain in place while you are running. It is packed with a wrist strap and arm case for use during workouts as well.

The phone is not the lightest — it weighs about 110.8 grams. Besides, the battery has a capacity of 1,200 mAh, which is measly for smartphones. We hope that Sony Ericsson has some tricks up its sleeve to make the battery last a full day.

The other new Sony phone is called Xperia Ray. Aimed more at style conscious consumers the phone comes with a sleek aluminium frame, reality display, mobile Bravia engine, and a 3.3 inch screen.

Xperia Ray, which also runs on the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3), is powered by a 1 GHz processor. The phone is quite sleek, with a thickness of 9.4 mm, and it looks gorgeous.

Besides, it has an 8.1 megapixel camera with Exmor R Sony camera technology and HD video functionality, which means that the camera will be one of the best, if not the best, in its class.

Xperia Ray incorporates a front facing camera and a scratch resistant screen with excellent resolution and brightness, and integrated touch keys. The phone is light at just 100 grams. All the other bells and whistles of the smartphone such as WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth and DLNA are all present.

Sony Ericsson has not announced the prices of its devices but we think they would cost between Rs 15,000-20,000.

T-Mobile announces Samsung Gravity TXT

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T-Mobile announced a new messaging phone today called the Samsung Gravity TXT. It looks like a successor to the Samsung Gravity 3, with the same slider-QWERTY form factor. Features are fairly basic, and include a 2-megapixel camera, GPS, 3G, support for Microsoft ActiveSync in e-mail, and Bluetooth.

Read more: http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20096710-85/t-mobile-announces-samsung-gravity-txt/#ixzz1W1CA7bDc

Sprint to offer BlackBerry Curve 9350 Sept. 9 for $80

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Well, that was quick. Earlier this morning, RIM introduced its new BlackBerry Curve and now, the entry-level smartphone has its first U.S. carrier.

Sprint just announced that it will offer the BlackBerry Curve 9350 starting September 9 for $79.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate, while Sprint business customers may qualify to get the handset for $49.99 on a business account.

The Curve 9350 is a CDMA-only device, so you won't get world-roaming capabilities, but the BlackBerry OS 7 smartphone does offer a 2.44-inch, 480x360-pixel display, an 800MHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera, 512MB RAM and a preinstalled 2GB microSD card. The handset also offers NFC and BlackBerry Bridge support if you own a PlayBook.

In addition to the Curve, Sprint also offers the new BlackBerry Torch 9850 for $149.99 on contract and BlackBerry Bold 9930 for $249.99 on contract, though you can save $50 by purchasing the phone online.

Read more: http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20095966-85/sprint-to-offer-blackberry-curve-9350-sept-9-for-$80/#ixzz1VweoL0qf

Last Year’s Smartphones Selling Better Than the Latest and Greatest

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Hardware companies are in the business of convincing you to buy the hottest new item. And save for Apple, it looks like smartphone makers aren’t doing a good job of it.

Four of the top five best-selling consumer smartphones of the second quarter were all made over a year or more ago, according to a recent report.

The iPhone 4 was the best selling smartphone among non-corporate consumer purchases from April through June, according to research firm NPD, with the iPhone 3GS coming in at a close second. Representing the Android operating system, HTC’s EVO 4G ranked as the third most purchased smartphone in Q2. And finally, the lesser-known Samsung Intensity 2 (released in June of 2010) came in fifth place. Samsung’s Inspire 4G ranked fourth, the only phone released in 2011 to make the top five.

To some extent, the increased iPhone sales make a certain amount of sense. The price of the 3GS dropped after Apple debuted its iPhone 4, attracting the bargain hunting demographic. To boot, the iPhone 4 saw a surge of new buyers after the release of a CDMA version on Verizon’s 3G network. Most recently, Apple released its white iPhone 4, resulting in another spike of sales.

With the slew of new Android phones released this year, sales have spread across the myriad Android-powered options consumers face. As a result, no one particular Android model has emerged as a true victor.

Instead, Android continues to dominate in operating system market share, as 52 percent of new smartphone purchases run Google’s operating system. Apple’s iOS emerges in a not-too-distance second place, with 29 percent of the OS market share. And of course, much of this growth is at RIM’s expense; the Canadian company bled out over half its share of sales compared to the same period last year. As usual, Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, and webOS each held less than 5% of the market.

Phone firm’s success lies on its Sony genes

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As if it has just awakened from a deep slumber and in a hurry to make up for lost time, Sony Ericsson has been very aggressive in releasing new mobile phone models, mostly Android-based, since early this year.

In the Philippines, for instance, it is scheduled to launch six handset models in the next three months to follow the recent introduction of its Walkman phones, both Android and feature units.

The move is aimed at reinforcing Sony Ericsson’s market positioning as the communication entertainment smartphone brand, and in line with its fighting goal of becoming the world’s No. 1 Android phone maker.

Company corporate vice president and Asia-Pacific head Matthew Lang says Sony Ericsson’s “Sony-ness” is the biggest “differentiator” that sets the company apart from its peers in the highly competitive mobile phone market. The company hopes to cement its position as the top communication entertainment phone brand and the maker of the No. 1 Android phone in the market.

“The Android platform runs across all smartphones nowadays, and it is our ‘Sony-ness’ that differentiates us from the rest. We bring together Ericsson’s latest technology in communication platforms and marry that with the ‘Sony-ness’ to come up with products that provide unique and exciting customer experience,” Lang says.

Solid examples of such “marriage” are Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play—a phone and Play Station in one—which, however, has yet to be launched in the Philippine market, and the Walkman Android phones.

“We also work closely with partners Google and Facebook to give the consumers what we believe they are asking for—a very deep and tight integration with the products offered by these partners,” Lang says.

“Others may claim they have the fastest, most powerful processors, but what Sony Ericsson puts on the table is the best optimized version of the technology, ensuring superior and unique user experience,” he adds.

Sony Ericsson, Lang says, is very cognizant of the whole Sony ecosystem—from gaming to video, from films to music. “The intention is to leverage on that to maximize the experience for consumers the best we can.”

The company is “developing the gaming part of the business through Xperia Play,” while the Walkman into Android phones take up the music part, Lang says.

Its “Sony-ness” provides users of Sony Ericsson handsets access to the millions of music and films offered by Qriosity (pronounced curiosity), Sony’s video and music streaming service in the cloud that threatens to rival iTunes.

Games for Xperia Play may also be downloadable from the Cloud, and the company is ensuring that such support will be available when the gadget is rolled out around the world, including the Philippines.

Inside most of Sony Ericsson’s phones are the latest in the Android platform, currently the Gingerbread 2.3, Sony’s mobile Bravia engine that allows reality displays on phone screens, Sony’s Exmor R back-illuminated sensor and, of course, social features such as the Facebook.

Sony Ericsson focuses on Android because the company believes it is fast becoming the dominant operating system in the smartphone arena. “But we won’t close our doors to possible new operating systems that will be developed in the future.”

At present, Lang says, the company accounts for 11 percent of the Android market and it is in the top 3 companies in this area in the Asia Pacific market.

It believes it is on its way to becoming No. 1 as it launches handsets that fit all types of markets. The company has also adopted an aggressive pricing stance with the ultimate aim of making the Sony Ericsson experience affordable to a greater majority of the consumers.

In September, the company will launch in the Philippines the Xperia ray, Xperia active, Sony Ericsson txt pro, mini pro and Sony Ericsson txt. Last month, the company introduced here its Walkman-based lines, whose prices range from only P2,900 to P8,000.

All models and others to be launched in the foreseeable future offer the experiences that meet the aspirations of phone users. The only task that Sony Ericsson needs to do now is to bring this message across to consumers.

Consolidated Gulf Co introduces two new Nokia dual SIM phones to Qatar

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Consolidated Gulf Co. (CGC) has introduced Nokia C2-00 and C2-03 dual SIMs phones with dual standby capabilities, which mean that both SIM cards in the two phones are active at the same time, thus enabling its user to receive calls and text messages on either number while the phone is on.

Making the announcement, Anil Mahajan, COO, CGC, said, "There are consumers who need dual SIMs for various reasons including economizing time and costs, improving efficiency and for increased convenience. If you have two numbers of your own, both equally important, or one that you don't want people to know about, then dual sim phones are the perfect option for you. Addressing these consumer requirements, Nokia has come out with the two great devices that offer multiple SIM capabilities with user friendly features at affordable prices. Nokia C2-00 and C2-03 are also ideal for business professionals who have a large clientele and got two numbers most of the time and hence need to attend to business. Moreover, the two devices offer great web experience."

Web, Maps and more
With affordable Nokia C2-03, consumers can enjoy a great web and maps experience, use a keypad or a touchscreen, and get the best out of mobile networks. The device offers a web, maps and messaging experience second to none in the market. And with the choice of a touch screen or a keypad, this phone carries many wonderful and easy to use features.

The Nokia C2-03 comes with Nokia's unique Dual SIM capabilities. These include features that allow the user to personalize up to five SIM cards with a dedicated look and feel, and an Easy Swap option that lets users change SIM cards in seconds without having to turn off the phone or remove the battery.

The phone is equipped with new Nokia Maps for Series 40, where local maps and places of interest are pre-installed on the phone. This means users can view maps and plan routes when the phone is in offline mode, thus saving on the costs of downloading maps over the mobile network.

Nokia C2-03 also delivers a great internet browsing experience through the data compression technology of the Nokia Browser, which keeps the costs of surfing low and speeds up page downloads - benefiting both consumers and operators. The browser loads with a localized start page, giving the user instant access to the most relevant content, and is tabbed to give easy access to favorite or previously viewed information. Nokia C2-03 also packs a stereo FM radio and media player.

Browsing made easier
At an introductory rate, C2-00 carries some great features such as GPRS, OVI Chat, OVI Mail and 3.5 mm audio jack, allowing for a smooth internet connection portal and you can now browse through your favourite websites whenever the mood strikes you.

Nokia C2-00 comes in a sleek model, weighing hardly 74 grams with a soft keypad, allowing for comfortable typing of messages and buttons that don't put stress on the thumb and fingers, even after repeated text messages. VGA camera, Bluetooth, Stereo FM radio with recording, music player, Nokia Music Store support and much more allows room for entertainment for the user.

With memory support that can be expanded to a whopping 32 GB, both Nokia C2-00 and C2-03 let users store thousands of photos, videos and music files.

The latest Nokia devices are available at all CGC Nokia outlets and dealer stores across Qatar.

Samsung’s mobile future gets leaked: Lots of new phones, and HD displays

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Samsung doesn’t appear to be resting on its laurels - as the Samsung Galaxy S2 wows the critics and they prepare several iterations for the US, several Italian sites appear to have got their hands on Sammy’s plans for mobile in 2011 and 2012.

It’s motley crew of screen-sizes and operating systems, covering Android, Windows Phone 7 and Sammy’s own Bada. It’s big in France, you know.

Highlights include the GT-I9210 (W48). Running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display, supporting 4G networks alongside GPRS, EDGE and UMTS.

That means it should work pretty much everywhere. Expect 16GB of expandable memory, an 8-megapixel camera with flash and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera. All that stuff is to be powered by a whopping 1750mAh battery.

Another big gun, the GT-I9220 (W43) has a slightly smaller 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display will run at high definition; 1280x720 pixels. Powering it, there’s said to be a 1.4 Ghz dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera.

Samsung are already planning their first entry into the world of Android Ice Cream Sandwich - the future of Android. The GT-I9250 (W48) will have a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display- again running at the high-definition heights of 1280x720 pixels.

Despite all the litigation, Sammy are still looking to bring a new 7-inch tablet sequel; the P6200 (W44).

With a whopping 7-inch Super AMOLED screen, 1024x600, a 3-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel offering at the front. The P6210 (W44) ,comes with similar specs but will be WiFi-only.

On Samsung’s own Bada 2.0 system, two new phones have been outlined; the GT-S5380 (W47) with a 3.2-inch display, and 2-megapixel camera, the GT-S8600 (W47) with 4-inch Super AMOLED display, and 5-megapixel camera. Finally, there’s the next iteration of Samsung’s always classy Wave series, the GT-S7250 Wave M. The leak suggests it’ll have a HVGA 3.5-inch display and NFC.

Samnmy’s latest Windows Phone 7 handset, tagged as the GT-i8350 Omnia W, has an October release date, and arrive with a 1GHz processor, 3.7-inch display, and 5-megapixel camera.

Samsung are rumoured to be working on a new entry-level phone; Android 2.2 (Froyo) with a 2.8-inch display paired with a Qwerty keyboard, is the GT-B5510 (W41) the Galaxy Pro... Plus?

Next, another Android phone, this time minus the keyboard, but with a larger 3-inch display, 2-megapixel camera and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Currently codenamed the GT-S5360 (W42), at 240x320 it may not have the greatest display, but we can expect it to sell for a song.

With a slightly increased resolution, and again running the very latest version of Android, the GT-S5610 (W42) packs a 5-megapixel snapper and will support the zippy data speeds of HSDPA networks.

The GT-I8150 (W40) bumps up the specs to a 3.7-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, 4GB of internal memory, a single-core 1.4GHz processor, and a 5 megapixel camera capable of high-definition recording.

All those codenames got your head spinning? Wait until Samsung 'galaxify' them; our heads may explode trying to keep track of them all. Samsung has commented on similar leaked specs earlier this month.

Update: Samsung has already commented on the leak: “Some media have been reporting that Samsung is preparing to launch nine new smartphones and two new tablet devices. While Samsung is continuously working on new devices for our customers, the details being cited are not accurate in this case.

"We appreciate the interest in our upcoming mobile devices and will share more information once its available.”

Americans and Their Smartphones

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Pew Research rolled out its latest survey about how Americans use their cell phones. Now we are beginning to see how the newer smartphones change use habits.

In the report, Pew compared patterns of behavior. From this, you can see trends. I was hoping to discover the disadvantages of smartphones but, apparently, there are none. All mobile phone activity increases sharply for users of smartphones. In other words, people use their smartphones too much.

Immediately, this tells me one thing. Those ads that Microsoft did, showing someone totally enamored of their smartphone, were very accurate. But Microsoft was mistaken in thinking that people didn't like it that way. The company tried to sell Windows Phone 7 as a way one could avoid being preoccupied with their smartphone all day. According to Pew, people are gravitating in the other direction. Perhaps making the smartphone do even more would be a good idea for marketers.

The majority of common mobile phone users only use a phone for two things other than making calls: taking pictures and text messaging. And both of those functions are used even more by smartphone users. Everything else is minor for regular phone users.

Over 50 percent of smartphone users access the Internet, send photos, email, download apps, play games, listen to music, record videos, watch videos, and access social networks. Essentially, these are all new uses for the mobile device. Note that none of these actually involve making a voice call, which is why the mobile phone was invented.

One of the only surprises in the study was the fact that 64 percent of smartphone users employ the device for listening to music while only 12 percent of other cell owners do this. I realized that the pre-smartphone users may listen to as much music but by using an iPod. This tells me that the iPod is going to be killed by the smartphone.

The survey also tells me that a lot of people are spending too much time diddling around with these devices. No wonder the phones are the major topic of conversation on all the tech publications. Hey look, even I'm writing about them in this column!

It's interesting to note how the usage pattern has changed public sociology. Five years ago you would have seen people all over town walking down the street yakking into these phones as if they absolutely had to be chatting all the time. Today, on our busy city streets you’ll see at least half of these people texting or reading texts or looking over their email while walking.

This is so pervasive and ridiculous that many states have had to implement harsh laws to keep folks from texting while driving. A few years ago, they were trying to pass laws to keep people from chatting on the phone while driving, now it's using the phone for other things. I use my Nexus S for navigation while driving. That's probably not good either.

Consolidated Gulf Co introduces two new Nokia dual SIM phones to Qatar

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Consolidated Gulf Co. (CGC) has introduced Nokia C2-00 and C2-03 dual SIMs phones with dual standby capabilities, which mean that both SIM cards in the two phones are active at the same time, thus enabling its user to receive calls and text messages on either number while the phone is on.

Making the announcement, Anil Mahajan, COO, CGC, said, "There are consumers who need dual SIMs for various reasons including economizing time and costs, improving efficiency and for increased convenience. If you have two numbers of your own, both equally important, or one that you don't want people to know about, then dual sim phones are the perfect option for you. Addressing these consumer requirements, Nokia has come out with the two great devices that offer multiple SIM capabilities with user friendly features at affordable prices. Nokia C2-00 and C2-03 are also ideal for business professionals who have a large clientele and got two numbers most of the time and hence need to attend to business. Moreover, the two devices offer great web experience."

Web, Maps and more
With affordable Nokia C2-03, consumers can enjoy a great web and maps experience, use a keypad or a touchscreen, and get the best out of mobile networks. The device offers a web, maps and messaging experience second to none in the market. And with the choice of a touch screen or a keypad, this phone carries many wonderful and easy to use features.

The Nokia C2-03 comes with Nokia's unique Dual SIM capabilities. These include features that allow the user to personalize up to five SIM cards with a dedicated look and feel, and an Easy Swap option that lets users change SIM cards in seconds without having to turn off the phone or remove the battery.

The phone is equipped with new Nokia Maps for Series 40, where local maps and places of interest are pre-installed on the phone. This means users can view maps and plan routes when the phone is in offline mode, thus saving on the costs of downloading maps over the mobile network.

Nokia C2-03 also delivers a great internet browsing experience through the data compression technology of the Nokia Browser, which keeps the costs of surfing low and speeds up page downloads - benefiting both consumers and operators. The browser loads with a localized start page, giving the user instant access to the most relevant content, and is tabbed to give easy access to favorite or previously viewed information. Nokia C2-03 also packs a stereo FM radio and media player.

Browsing made easier
At an introductory rate, C2-00 carries some great features such as GPRS, OVI Chat, OVI Mail and 3.5 mm audio jack, allowing for a smooth internet connection portal and you can now browse through your favourite websites whenever the mood strikes you.

Nokia C2-00 comes in a sleek model, weighing hardly 74 grams with a soft keypad, allowing for comfortable typing of messages and buttons that don't put stress on the thumb and fingers, even after repeated text messages. VGA camera, Bluetooth, Stereo FM radio with recording, music player, Nokia Music Store support and much more allows room for entertainment for the user.

With memory support that can be expanded to a whopping 32 GB, both Nokia C2-00 and C2-03 let users store thousands of photos, videos and music files.

The latest Nokia devices are available at all CGC Nokia outlets and dealer stores across Qatar.

Nokia Kills Symbian Ahead of Windows Phone 7 Launch

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Global handset giant Nokia is pulling Symbian-based phones from the North American market in preparation for the launch of its Windows Phone 7 devices this fall. At the heart of the move is a question: Nokia and Microsoft are two mobile underdogs that will need to bring their respective strengths to bear to achieve their global goals for success. Is it enough to make a mark against the Android army and the Apple-heads?

The move to pull Symbian is no real surprise: Nokia announced last February that it would say farewell to its proprietary Symbian operating system and instead start to build smartphones on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS, with release dates in time for the holiday shopping season. With Nokia losing market share quarter over quarter – in reality, it’s a pale shadow of the No. 1 global handset status it enjoyed just two years ago – the switch-up can come none too soon.

"When we launch Windows Phones we will essentially be out of the Symbian business, the S40 business, etc.," Nokia's U.S. President Chris Weber, told AllThingsD.

Nokia has never been ascendant in the U.S. market, but it hopes to change that by embracing Microsoft’s homegrown OS. To boot, around the world, Android and Apple iPhone have been steadily eating away at its market share as the Symbian OS has proven to be unable to keep up with cutting edge smartphone functionality.

When Nokia announced that Microsoft would be its new mobile OS partner, many were shocked, having expected the Finnish handset maker to strike a deal with Android instead. But Nokia and Microsoft in many ways need each other.

Nokia still commands a big incumbent position in many markets and has the manufacturing clout to help Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 gain the global distribution and critical mass it needs to achieve a significant position in the mobile OS landscape. To date, Microsoft has languished in the wireless game, and in the consumer market especially, and has hoped its revamped mobile OS will change all of that. But it needs reach.

Meanwhile, according to AllThingsD, Nokia will pursue a carrier distribution model rather than the unlocked tactic it has been known for in the past. That strategy puts it in line with the typical way that consumers in the U.S. and Canada are used to buying their mobile phones. Microsoft helps here: It brings to the table crucial relationships with carriers like AT&T, which Nokia lacks.

In short, in Nokia and in Microsoft we have two mobile underdogs that will need to bring their respective strengths to bear to achieve their global goals for success. Only time will tell if the gambit is successful.

Nokia will only sell Windows Phones in North America, nothing else

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Finnish mobile phone leader Nokia will be dealing exclusively in Windows Phones in the United States, according to several reports on Tuesday. The company's devices that run other mobile operating systems: S40, Symbian, and Meego, will not be sold in the North American market at all.

In an exclusive interview with AllThingsD's Ina Fried, Nokia Inc. President Chris Weber said the company will be putting all its strength into Windows Phone in North America, and that the continent is essentially "out of the Symbian…S40 business."

Similarly, Nokia's Swedish language website posted the launch dates of the N9, Nokia's first smartphone running the Linux-based mobile operating system MeeGo late last week, and there was no mention of the United States in the global launch plans.

Bloggers from Knowyourcell contacted Nokia to ask about the announcement, and the company said "The product is now being rolled out in countries around the world. At this time, we will not be making it available in the US."

Presently, this doesn't appear to be the result of an exclusivity deal with Microsoft, but rather a focusing of efforts, since Nokia has all but completely failed to make headway in the North American smartphone market with any of its other operating systems.

The mobile phone, 30 years ago: photos

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It's been 30 years since the first mobile phone call was made on Telstra's network, then called Telecom Australia, without the assistance of an operator. The phones were tied down to a car and cost a fortune to own, but they set the foundation for today's cellular network.




Apple 'crowned' global smart phone leader

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Apple now tops smart phone rankings while BlackBerry has slipped to the fourth spot, confirmed the latest data from the US analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

Apple had claimed the global top spot by shipping 20.3 million iPhones in its quarterly results released in the
third week of July.

In its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker released Thursday, the Massachusetts-based IDC said, "The smartphone market crowned a new leader in 2011, and its name is Apple.''

Out of the 106.5 million units sold globally in the second quarter, the IDC said Apple shipped 20.3 million iPhones, raising its global market share to 19.1 percent - 141.7 percent up since the same quarter last year.

The worldwide smart phone market jumped 65.4 percent year over year during the quarter.

Though Research In Motion (RIM) registered gains by shipping 12.4 million BlackBerries, its market share slipped to the fourth spot behind Nokia, the report said.

At number two, Samsung shipped 17.3 million smart phones during the period, posting a growth of 16.2 percent, followed closely by Nokia with 16.7 million shipments.

"Ever since the first iPhone launched in 2007, Apple has made market-setting strides in hardware, software, and channel development to grab mindshare and market share.
Demand has been so strong that even models that have been out for one or two years are still being sought out. With an expected refresh later this year, volumes are set to reach higher levels,'' said Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC's Mobile Phone Technology and Trends team.

But Kevin Restivo, senior research analyst with IDC's Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, added, "There is no runaway leader in the market, which means there could easily be further Top 5 vendor changes to come.

"The smartphone market leadership change signifies the parity that comes with a fast-growing market such as smart phones.''

According to IDC projections for the whole year, the worldwide smartphone market will grow 55 percent over 2010.

"The first half of the year has demonstrated strong growth for the smartphone market. The second half of the year will bring new flagship models and refreshed user experiences to market. These will keep smart phones well out in front of the market, and keep growth on an upward trajectory,'' said Llamas.

Skype cordless phones allow you to make cheap phone calls on the go

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Skype is software that allows you to make free skype to skype calls and very cheap calls to landlines and mobiles. All calls, even international calls are free with Skype when calling another Skype user. When calling a non Skype phone, you pay a very cheap 2.3 cents per minute via credit with your Skype account, or you pay even less with a very affordable Skype membership.

Skype mobile phones and cell phones allow you to use your Skype account to make calls without being tied down to your computer. Many Skype mobile phones also enable you to make skype mobile video calls.

Whether you make frequent long distance calls for business or to keep in touch with friends and family, Skype cell phones are a great way to make affordable phone calls without a computer.

Relax with Samsung i8510 INNOV8

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Samsung i8510 INNOV8


In this fast paced world, mobile phones have become a basic necessity along with the other requirements. The technology is getting more advanced with every passing moment and one has to be updated to stay in touch with it. Similarly, highly advanced handsets have become the need of the hour and big brands like Samsung makes every possible effort to please the users with the high quality devices. The Samsung i8510 INNOV8 comes with a powerful 8 megapixel camera and truly deserves to be applauded.

The present generation has become fashion conscious and wants everything updated and advanced. Samsung understands the expectations of the users and always comes up with amazing electronic gadgets, and same is the case with the mobile phones. Each and every handset from the brand surprises the consumers with better quality services. The Samsung i8510 INNOV8 is no different and comes in a rich black coloured casing. The 3G slide opening device comes with a 2.8 inches colour TFT screen which supports 16 million colours and provides a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.

The stylish gadget is rich in every department but the 8 megapixel camera is definitely the USP of the product. The high quality camera is provided with an Auto Focus and Auto Flash feature which ensure precise and well illuminated shots. The image stabiliser neglects all the small movements made by the user while capturing and gives a steady output. Moreover, the video recorder captures moving clips and the video player plays those footages in MP4, WMV, DivX, H263 & H264 video formats. The stunning handset comes equipped with a secondary camera and enables users to take part in a 3G face to face video calling with the other compatible devices.

Special Features:

Price in India: Rs. 39000
Camera: 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Network: 2G & 3G Network Supported
Weight: 136 g
Memory:
Internal - 8 GB/16 GB storage, 128 MB RAM
External - microSD, up to 16GB
GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
3G: HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
USB: Yes, v2.0, microUSB

3 Key Trends in Mobile Phone Market

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The worldwide phone market grew again in the second quarter, but the dividing line between what's universally considered practical (low-end feature phones) and what's hot (higher-end smartphones) is becoming more obvious.

IDC recently reported the worldwide mobile phone market grew 11.3 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2011. Sure, that's down from IDC's anticipated 13.3 percent quarterly target and the 16.8 percent growth recorded in the first quarter, but 11.3 percent doesn't seem too shabby during a time when the US and euro-area economies are floundering through a politically charged debt crisis, high unemployment, and other malaise.

Mobile makers still managed to ship 365.4 million units in the second quarter, 37 million more than the comparable year-ago period. The trend that really caught my eye, though, was this one: The second quarter booked a weaker feature phone market, which declined for the first time since the third quarter of 2009, noted IDC. The firm doesn't expect things to get much better in the low-end, low-cost feature phone segment either; feature phone shipment growth likely won't exceed 1.1 percent in any year forecasted by IDC, according to the report.

Then, there was this report in The Wall Street Journal, which reinforced what we all generally suspected: Citing data from market research firm Strategy Analytics, The Journal noted Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. overtook Nokia Corp., the longtime leader, in the global smartphone market during the second quarter. According to the article, Apple's share of the smartphone market rose to 18.5 percent in the second quarter from 13.5 percent a year earlier. Samsung's smartphone market share jumped to 17.5 percent from 5 percent. And, Nokia... well, the once-mighty leader saw its global market share tumble to 15.2 percent from 38.1 percent a year earlier.

While it's still anyone's guess how this will all shake out and whether the phone makers lower in the rankings could do anything to break into what's shaping up to be a fierce two-horse race, there are a few trends to keep a watchful eye on.

Buy iPhone 4 with Money Back offer from Aircel

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latest iPhone 4


With Aircel’s incredible money back plans you can recover up to 100% of your iPhone 4 cost over a period of 2 years. With these plans, you get a fixed discount on your monthly mobile bills upfront. This, when totaled over 24 months will add up to the cost of your iPhone 4.

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