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nokia logo Samsung and Apple to kick Nokia in place No3 analysts say

Nokia is having problems, we all know that and CEO, Stephen Elop, acknowledged the burning platform the Finns are sitting on. Things seems to be worse than just a burning platform, according to analysts. Reuters is running a story claiming that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will become the world's largest smartphone maker this quarter, overtaking struggling Nokia which has lead the market since 1996. That's what Nomura analysts said on Monday. Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi is on the same page claiming that "if Nokia's new phones are not well received in the third quarter and (with) the Galaxy S2 ramping up, Samsung might overtake them and become the smartphone leader in Q3". According to Nomura's analysis, if Apple keeps growing and Nokia keeps being, oh well Nokia, the Cupertino based company will overtake Nokia in the next quarter placing them at No3 in the world's largest smartphone maker list.

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nano panda game Nano Panda Android Game, free or paid is still addictive

Get ready for some lost productivity hours right after you start playing Nano Panda on your favorite Android phone. The game is available in two flavors, paid and free as in no-money-only ads. Nano Panda is a fluffy puzzle game with plenty of creative physics challenges for your phone's GPU and your brains. Explore electromagnetism and gravity with a sweet cartoony visual style, cute characters (even the bad guys) and a catchy soundtrack. The magnetic pull really is unique and brings new energy to the genre. Watch the tease trailer after the break and go and grab the paid or free version of Nano Panda. Read More »

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Samsung Focus ATT Windows Phone 7 official 394x375 Microsoft delays NoDo Windows Phone 7 update

You heard that right, Microsoft's much anticipated copy&paste NoDo update expected for early March 2011 is now officially delayed. As Eric Hautala points out, "But I believe it’s important that we learn all we can from the February update. So I’ve decided to take some extra time to ensure the update process meets our standards, your standards, and the standards of our partners. As a result, our plan is to start delivering the copy-and-paste update in the latter half of March". You heard the man, this is the guy who runs the team responsible for sending software updates with new features and improvements to Windows Phones. Sit back and relax, NoDo is coming in approximately 3 weeks time. Until then, enjoy your Windows Phone 7 smartphone.

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The fine folks at icrossing.co.uk put together some interesting data for the Global mobile OS market share. In February 2011 Apple is the No1 smartphone maker in US with 35% market share followed by BlackBerry with 28% market share and Android with 27% market share. At the same time, Nokia is No1 in Brazil with 47% market share with Samsung at the second place with 21% market share. Nokia owns the Chinese market too, with 59% market share with Apple following with a mere 11% market share. In the United Kindom Apple rules with 42% market share and RIM's BlackBerry follows with 36% market share. As you can tell, the global smartphone market map is a very interesting and dynamic place. Fun to watch, full of surprises and winners no one really talks about these days.

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nokia x1 00 375x375 Nokia X1 00 music phone for the masses

Today Nokia launches the new Nokia X1-00, a music phone made specifically for the masses. Don't expect any great or high end features here. The Nokia X1-00 spots a huge speaker at the back of the phone, which Nokia rates at 106phon (a phon is a measure of perceived loudness – 106 of them is enough to rattle your window frames, apparently). Nokia X1-00 comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, support for microSD memory cards up to 16GB, FM radio support, Series 30 operating system and a price of less than $35. Yes, you read that right. The Nokia X1-00 costs less than 35 bucks, almost half a dollar for each of its whopping 61 days max battery life in standby mode.

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android bots everywhere 500x296 The State of Android: more device activations than human births in US

Did you know the current Android sales outnumber the US birth rate? Google activates way more Androids compared to humans with a current pace of 350.000 activations a day. Can you imagine how the world could be if that number doubled or even reached 1.000.000 activations a day? Did you know that if everybody in California, the mother land of Apple, was buying Android devices exclusively the whole state would be saturated in about 4 months from now? Did you know that only a mere 1% uses the latest and greatest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS? Read More »

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Believe it or not but the all shinny and new Android 3.0 Honeycomb made especially for tablets, like the Motorola XOOM, is now ported to the T-Mobile G1. Yeah, that G1 from the early days of Android is now capable of running Android 3.0. You need to hit the Play button to see it actually happening, thanks to the devoted developers at XDA.

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ipad 2 large battery 499x375 iPad 2 is 50% battery inside

Believe it or not but the all brand new iPad 2 is using a much larger battery than the current model. According to some guy on twitter, the insides of the new iPad 2 is actually 49% battery, 51% electronics and everything else. That's a 1.8x increase in battery size compared to the current model. Maybe the new dual core A5 CPU is not as power efficient Steve Jobs said. We'll have to wait for the usual suspects to unbox the iPad 2 and open it up.

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