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Nokia may return to smartphone market

Nokia Corp. is plotting its return to the market of smartphones and tablets, a media report suggests. This time, however, the company will not manufacture its handsets itself, but will develop devices that will be made and distributed by other companies. In accordance with its agreement with Microsoft, Nokia does …

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Nokia is set to launch a new £30 handset

Nokia is back, fighting for its share of the budget mobile market with a new £30 low-cost smartphone, dubbed the Nokia 215. The device closely resembles the company's classic candy-bar style phones, with a tiny 2.4 inch QVGA screen. Despite being labelled as a smartphone, the Nokia 215 won't run …

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Nexus 6 to launch for £499 in the UK

The Nexus 6 has finally popped up on the UK Google Play Store, showing off a £499 price tag although there is no confirmed release or pre-order date available just yet. The Nexus 6 is currently shown as ‘coming soon' and due to a slight hiccup last week, it is …

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Blackberry hoping to halt slide with budget handset

Blackberry is one of those company names that seems destined to limp off into the sunset before long, having fallen from smartphone darling of the business world to vaguely remembered third wheel in the handset race. However it's not going down without a fight and is hoping to at least …

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Dual-booting Windows Phone and Android handsets to come this year

Karbonn Mobiles, an Indian mobile phone manufacturer is set to release dual OS phones at some point this year,  these devices will run both Windows Phone and Android with Microsoft's blessing according to Company Chairman, Sudhir Hasija, who told The Times of India that “Microsoft has eased the regulations and …

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Hey look, it’s a Firefox smartphone

Well, a smartphone with the Firefox OS at least. The news of this open platform, HTML5 operating system got a lot of mobile developers excited earlier this year and it's likely to continue today, as the first handset sporting the browser giant's OS has now landed. Set to go on …

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Galaxy S4 security approved for US government use

US government officials could be the next poster boys and girls for the Samsung Galaxy S4, after the Pentagon gave the nod of approval for its Knox security software – meaning the S4 handset will soon be getting access to some of the world's most secretive information. Approval from the …

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O2 dropping phone chargers


UK mobile phone provider O2 has announced that by 2015 it will no longer offer phone chargers with its handsets, as part of a new initiative called “Charger out of the Box,” which suggests that since most people have a compatible charger anyway, they don't need another. According to the …

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Microsoft working on a smartphone


Microsoft is apparently testing a new Windows smartphone design, though it's one that will be Microsoft branded, not one developed by one of its partners like Nokia, Samsung and HTC. It's not clear yet if the concept will go into full production, but it's at least in the developmental testing …

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Rumour: Amazon working on own smartphone


A rumour has emerged that Amazon could be developing a smartphone to compete directly with Apple's iPhone. Foxconn is said to be working with the retailer on the production of the handset, while other claims suggest Amazon is attempting to buy up wireless technology patents in an effort to avoid …

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Samsung’s Galaxy S III will be a no show at MWC

For those of you who were holding out for next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona primarily to see Samsung's Galaxy S III formally announced, a bit of sour news has surfaced today that goes against all prior indication that this is when it would be launched. Samsung has reportedly …

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