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sony ericsson logo Fans given the exclusive opportunity to review one of Sony Ericssons two latest additions before their official launches

Sony Ericsson is today launching a competition to find the best reviewer of one of its two new feature phones. Reaching out to a Facebook fanbase of over 4.5 million, entrants will be asked to first answer a simple question then explain why they should get the chance to be the first to review one of them. 12 lucky fans will then receive a phone and be asked to design an entertaining 45 second video review. 4 of the best video reviews will then be featured on Facebook where other fans will vote for their favourite. The review that receives the most ‘likes’ will then receive the grand prize – a set of 10 more for their family and friends.

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skype logo 500x220 Microsoft to buy Skype tomorrow for 8$ billion

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier tonight that Microsoft–in what would be its most aggressive acquisition in the digital space–was zeroing in on buying Skype for $8.5 billion all in with an assumption of the Luxembourg-based company’s debt. Sources told BoomTown tonight that the deal for the online telephony and video communications giant is actually done and will be announced early tomorrow morning.

Update: its official now!

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro Sony Ericsson unveiled the Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro

Sony Ericsson unveiled the Xperia acro, a new addition to the Xperia range, designed specifically for the needs of users in Japan. The Xperia acro builds on the success of the product family with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and runs on the latest Android platform, Gingerbread 2.3. Best-in-class imaging and display technology features from Sony, the perfect enabler for its mobile TV functionality.

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Xperia mini 1 500x240 Sony Ericsson unveils the new Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro

Xperia mini pro 2 500x240 Sony Ericsson unveils the new Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro

Sony Ericsson unveils the new Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro, the latest additions to its Xperia family. Building on the success of the original mini series, these innovative smartphones come packed full of features, powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and run the latest platform of Google’s Android, Gingerbread 2.3. Beautifully designed, Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro both integrate best-in-class imaging and display technology from Sony, including Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine and HD video recording (720p).

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jorma ollila Nokia Chairman Jorma Ollila to step down in 2012

Nokia, the world's largest phone maker by volume, has started to look for a new chairman to succeed long-time leader Jorma Ollila, who will step down next year.

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nokia logo2 Nokia starts measures to align workforce and site operations with new strategy

To deliver on its new strategy, Nokia today announced plans to align its global workforce and consolidate site operations. These measures are part of Nokia's target to reduce its Devices & Services non-IFRS operating expenses by 1 billion euros for the full year 2013 in comparison to the full year 2010, as announced last week.

Earlier today, Nokia announced plans to form a strategic collaboration with Accenture that would result in the transfer of Nokia's Symbian software activites, including about 3,000 employees to Accenture. In addition, Nokia also plans to reduce its global workforce by about 4,000 employees by the end of 2012, with the majority of reductions in Denmark, Finland and the UK. In accordance with country-by-country legal requirements, discussions with employee representatives started today.

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nokia logo Accenture to provide future smartphone ecosystem services to Nokia

Nokia and Accenture today announced plans for a strategic collaboration in which Nokia would outsource its Symbian software activities and transition about 3,000 employees to Accenture. At the same time, Accenture would provide mobility software services to Nokia for future smartphones.

The collaboration, which is subject to final agreement, calls for Accenture to provide Symbian-based software development and support services, with the expected transition of about 3,000 Nokia employees to Accenture. The companies expect completion of the final agreement during summer 2011, and expect the transition of employees by the end of the calendar year 2011. Transitioning employees, located in China, Finland, India, United Kingdom and the United States, will initially work on Symbian software activities for Nokia. Over time, Accenture and Nokia will seek opportunities to retrain and redeploy transitioned employees.

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skyfire android 500x271 Android: Skyfire launches 4.0 version mobile browser with 8 new features

Today Skyfire, maker of the award-winning and popular mobile browser, announces the release of Skyfire 4.0 for Android, its highly anticipated next-generation Android browser. Skyfire 4.0 for Android allows users to personalize their SkyBarTM toolbar, while adding eight new SkyBar features. While the basic browser and toolbar will remain free to Android users, Skyfire is also introducing a premium in-app purchase to enable its Video feature, which draws on Skyfire’s cloud-based servers to optimize videos from across the web.  As a thank you to over 3 million early beta users of the app, all existing users will be “grandfathered” in for free access for the lifetime of their device.

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