Microsoft sees Mango smartphones in market by Q4

Microsoft expects the first batch of smartphones running on its Mango operating system, an upgraded software with improved Web browsing and email capabilities, to be in the market in the fourth quarter, Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of Microsoft's OEM division, said Tuesday. The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker unveiled the Mango mobile operating system last week, marking its latest attempt to revitalize its...

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Nokia starts shipping the Nokia E6 and Nokia X7 – First Symbian Anna phones

The first Nokia phones featuring Symbian Anna, the Nokia E6 and Nokia X7, are now shipping. The X7 will be available in Europe, Eurasia, China, India and other Asia/Pacific countries, while the E6 will be available in Europe, Eurasia, Asia/Pacific, as well as the Middle East and Africa. As a hardcore fan of the Nokia E71 and E72 form factor, I’ve been dreaming of the day when I could touch both QWERTY and screen, and here it is with...

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Nokia and CNN announce plans for international partnership

CNN and Nokia today announced a multi-level international collaboration where Nokia becomes a key part of CNN's roster of mapping providers, delivering its rich mapping services to the international news network. The collaboration harnesses the companies' strengths in global newsgathering, user-generated content, mapping technologies, and location-based services. The collaboration debuted with the use of Nokia's 3D Maps across CNN's...

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Introducing the Nokia Oro – Press Release

In selected markets, we’re launching a new smartphone today, the Nokia Oro. It’s a premium brand product that incorporates 18-carat gold plating, a sapphire crystal and leather from one of Scotland’s finest Caledonian herds. Inside, it reaches the same high grade as Nokia’s other recent smartphones. It’s Symbian-based, with the latest Symbian Anna update. There’s pentaband radio connectivity, up-to HSDPA 3G and WiFi. There’s a...

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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...

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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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