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  • Nokia 808 Pureview was last Symbian phone
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    Nokia 808 Pureview was last Symbian phone

    By 24 January 2013

    Nokia has confirmed, via its Q4 earnings report, that the Nokia 808 PureView launched last year was the last Symbian phone to be released by the company.  "During our transition to Windows Phone through 2012, we continued to ship devices based on Symbian....

  • Android now has 75 per cent of the smartphone market, according to Q3 results
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    Android now has 75 per cent of the smartphone market, according to Q3 results

    By 2 November 2012

    Three out of every four smartphones shipped between July and September was an Android device, according to a new report. IDC claims Google’s operating system now accounts for exactly 75 per cent of the smartphone market, with Apple’s iOS and the BlackBerry...

  • Symbian still going strong in $4,500 Gresso Regal Titanium
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    Symbian still going strong in $4,500 Gresso Regal Titanium

    By 30 October 2012

    Luxury mobile phone manufacturer Gresso, which also branched out recently into top-end iPhone 5 cases, has launched a titanium version of its angular Symbian S40-sporting Regal device. Not really designed for those addicted to Angry Birds, the Gresso...

  • Nimbuzz, Symbian's number one app comes to Windows Phone
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    Nimbuzz, Symbian's number one app comes to Windows Phone

    By 31 August 2012

    Nimbuzz is coming to Windows Phone devices after the instant messaging app developer spoke directly with Nokia. The application - which enables its 105 million users to communicate with each other free via text message, group messaging, picture sharing...

  • Windows Phone sales rise 277 per cent in a year, but still owns less than 4 per cent of smartphone market
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    Windows Phone sales rise 277 per cent in a year, but still owns less than 4 per cent of smartphone market

    By 7 August 2012

    The popularity of Windows Phone continues to grow, and that’s even before the arrival of Windows Phone 8 later this year. However, such was the gap in the market share that Microsoft’s smartphone operating system still accounts for only 3.2 per cent...

  • Over 50 per cent of smartphone sales in Europe, US and Australia are Android
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    Over 50 per cent of smartphone sales in Europe, US and Australia are Android

    By 12 July 2012

    Market analysis company Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has released its annual smartphone sales figures which show that Android now makes up more than 50 per cent of the market in many of the largest countries in Europe, Australia and the US. In the UK, Android...

  • Nokia 808 PureView camera test at Royal Ascot
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    Nokia 808 PureView camera test at Royal Ascot

    By 25 June 2012

    The Nokia 808 PureView is an intriguing phone. On the one hand it features the Symbian operating system that has been formally discontinued, while on the other it is a phone that features an eye-popping 41-megapixel camera. But it's no normal sensor -...

  • Retailer prices Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia says not so fast
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    Retailer prices Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia says not so fast

    By 12 April 2012

    An online retailer says it will begin selling Nokia’s colossal 41-megapixel sensor-toting 808 PureView camera phone for a whopping £539 this May, but Nokia says otherwise.  Nokia has confirmed to Pocket-lint that although it is aware of the claim,...

  • Snapped: What pictures from the Nokia 808 PureView 41-megapixel camera phone look like
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    Snapped: What pictures from the Nokia 808 PureView 41-megapixel camera phone look like

    By 28 February 2012

    Nokia has released 11 sample photos snapped with the new 41 megapixel Nokia 808 PureView camera phone so we can see what all the fuss is about. The new Symbian-powered phone announced at Mobile World Congress is capable of capturing images at three different...

  • Nokia 803 to be last throw of the Symbian dice?
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    Nokia 803 to be last throw of the Symbian dice?

    By 9 February 2012

    All the clues are pointing towards Nokia giving the Symbian OS one last high-profile outing; with the N8's successor likely to be the much leaked Nokia 803. We first got wind of the supposed Nokia Belle handset back in December when a user manual turned...

  • Nokia Series 40 passes 1.5 billion mark
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    Nokia Series 40 passes 1.5 billion mark

    By 25 January 2012

    These days it's all about Windows Phone 7 with Nokia. But there was a time when the Finnish company had all of its OS eggs planted firmly with another platform. And now, after 13 years, the 1.5 billionth S40 device has been sold. The handset in question...

  • Nokia ditches Symbian name, promises Nokia Belle for 2012
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    Nokia ditches Symbian name, promises Nokia Belle for 2012

    By 21 December 2011

    Nokia's move to ditch Symbian completely might not be complete finalised just yet; however, that hasn't stopped the Finnish company from ditching its name in the latest software update planned for February. "The all new Nokia Belle (previously Symbian...

  • Nokia Asha 200, 201, 300, 303 pictures and hands-on
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    Nokia Asha 200, 201, 300, 303 pictures and hands-on

    By 26 October 2011

    If the excitement of two new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 7 devices is too much for you, perhaps you'll be more interested in the S40-based Asha range. Nokia presented the new handsets on stage at the opening of Nokia World 2011 in London, wrapping each...

  • Nokia Asha phone range debuts
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    Nokia Asha phone range debuts

    By 26 October 2011

    Nokia has announced four new budget handsets: the Nokia Asha 200, Asha 201, Asha 300, and Asha 303. Derived from Hindi word signifying hope, the new phones will run Symbian Series 40 and be aimed at the emerging markets around the world. "We can bring...

  • Nokia 500 pictures and hands-on
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    Nokia 500 pictures and hands-on

    By 16 September 2011

    The Nokia 500 is pitched as an affordable, but colourful, feature phone and as we understand it, will be exclusive to Carphone Warehouse in the UK. It’s a compact Symbian Anna handset, offering up a vibrant 3.2-inch screen with a 640 x 360 pixel resolution...

  • Symbian Belle is all systems go with three new handsets from Nokia
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    Symbian Belle is all systems go with three new handsets from Nokia

    By 24 August 2011

    Not once, not twice, but thrice does Nokia thrust Symbian Bell-based phonage upon the fair public, the new handsets taking the form of the Nokia 600, Nokia 700 and Nokia 701. Symbian Belle, the new version of the Symbian OS, brings features including...

  • Nokia Symbian Belle coming Wednesday 24 August
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    Nokia Symbian Belle coming Wednesday 24 August

    By 22 August 2011

    Nokia is about to launch the next version of Symbian - Symbian Belle - according to a teaser which the company has inadvertently confirmed on its Facebook fan page. The teaser which simply says: “It’s almost time to try something new” has a countdown...

  • Nokia Symbian Anna hits the N8 and more
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    Nokia Symbian Anna hits the N8 and more

    By 18 August 2011

    The latest version of Symbian (yes, Symbian, it isn't dead just yet) - Anna - that was announced by Nokia back in April is finally seeing some device action, rolling out to the Nokia N8, C7, E7 and C6-01. Anna comes with a number of new features and improvements...

  • Android acquires half the smartphone market, but for how long?
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    Android acquires half the smartphone market, but for how long?

    By 2 August 2011

    Big mobile news has just come in from research firm Canalys, as figures show how the top smartphone operating systems are fairing on the world market. Of particular interest is that Google's Android Operating System has captured 48 per cent of the smartphone...

  • Nokia not done with Symbian yet as updates roll out
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    Nokia not done with Symbian yet as updates roll out

    By 29 June 2011

    Nokia is really drawing out its fated Symbian relationship. Not only are there leaks of forthcoming Symbian handsets aplenty, CEO Stephen Elop is telling all and sundry that there's another 10 Symbian Nokia handsets to come - and now Nokia has also announced...

  • VIDEO: Love story shot on Nokia N8 splits our brains in two
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    VIDEO: Love story shot on Nokia N8 splits our brains in two

    By 28 June 2011

    Whilst it may have its shortcomings, no one can deny the power behind the Nokia N8's camera. The Finnish manufacturer managed to pack a tasty 12 megapixel sensor into the back of the handset, resulting in some serious mobile imaging.  Nokia hosts a competition...

  • Four new Nokia handsets detailed
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    Four new Nokia handsets detailed

    By 28 June 2011

    On Monday details of the forthcoming Nokia N5 were leaked all over webland, signalling that Stephen Elop wasn't joking when he said that 10 more Symbian handsets could be coming this year. And now there's more details of what devices might make up this...

  • Nokia N5 leak hints at slow Symbian death
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    Nokia N5 leak hints at slow Symbian death

    By 27 June 2011

    Just when you thought that Windows Phone 7 (with a bit of help from MeeGo) had kicked the last breath out of Symbian, the Nokia N5 - boasting an updated version of Symbian Anna - goes and leaks all over the web. We know that the days of the Nokia and...

  • Nokia hands Symbian over to Accenture - still no end for the OS
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    Nokia hands Symbian over to Accenture - still no end for the OS

    By 22 June 2011

    The days of Nokia and its love affair with the Symbian OS are numbered. The final signatures have been put in place, hands shook and leaving parties arranged. This is it, this is the end. From October 2011 all developing and support of Symbian will be...

  • Nokia Oro hands-on
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    Nokia Oro hands-on

    By 21 June 2011

    The Nokia Oro is the Russian mafiosos take on the C7, featuring 18 carat gold plating, Scottish leather back and even a sapphire crystal home key. The phone is definitely more bling than anything else, with operating system and processing power taking...