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Nokia has lost another high-level resource as Ari Jaaksi, head of MeeGo devices, is leaving the company. The timing of Jaaksi’s departure is just months prior the anticipated launch of Nokia’s first MeeGo device, which the company intends for the high-end smartphone and handheld market. Read more »

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Our Nokia N8 review unit just arrived, so here’s an early video look at what’s in the box and some features of the N8′s hardware and software. The N8 is likely the best phone that Nokia has ever built, but we’re already seeing some software quirks. Read more »

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T-Mobile is releasing new phones in waves: just as the new G2 is appearing in stores, the carrier announced an updated myTouch running Android 2.2. This new model uses a second-generation CPU and also offers video calling on either Wi-Fi or T-Mobile’s speedy mobile broadband network. Read more »

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AdelaVoice, a startup founded in January of this year, has just launched a compelling Android application called StartTalking that addresses the texting while driving issue. The software creates outgoing and reads incoming texts solely through voice commands, without needing to touch or look at your smartphone. Read more »

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As consumers adopt smartphones and mobile broadband becomes more ubiquitous, smarter homes will become more common, with brains enabled by machine-to-machine network technologies, mobile applications for monitoring and control, and Internet connectivity to keep homeowners in the loop. I’ve been experimenting with just such a system. Read more »

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As consumers adopt smartphones and mobile broadband becomes more ubiquitous, smarter homes will become more common, with brains enabled by machine-to-machine network technologies, mobile applications for monitoring and control, and Internet connectivity to keep homeowners in the loop. I’ve been experimenting with just such a system. Read more »

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After over a year in limbo, Apple has reportedly approved Google’s Voice application for the iTunes App Store, indicating that the iPhone may finally see the software. Sure you iPhone owners have lived without it forever, but Google Voice is a masterful method to manage communications. Read more »

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Orb’s Music Puck, a $69 device that streams digital over a home network is launching just two months before Apple’s similar AirPlay functionality arrives in iOS devices. Music on Orb is controlled with a free smartphone app. Can Orb’s new hardware compete against Apple’s music juggernaut? Read more »

Seabird

Have you seen the Mozilla Seabird concept phone yet? It has amazing design features and enough tech to make even the most hard-core geeks drool. You won’t see the device come to market, but it does illustrate how future smartphones must evolve to improve user interaction Read more »

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HTC’s CEO Peter Chou said that his company is building an LTE phone for 2011, but didn’t specify which carrier or operating system the device will support. Even a non-psychic can figure it out though, as all of the clues are right in front of us. Read more »

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Nokia’s N8 smartphone is slightly delayed, as customers are now expecting the Symbian^3 device to arrive in October while Nokia “makes amends.” The situation illustrates that managing expectations for a near-global audience may be a bigger a challenge for Nokia than developing competitive products and services. Read more »

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Nokia’s N8 smartphone is slightly delayed, as customers are now expecting the Symbian^3 device to arrive in October while Nokia “makes amends.” The situation illustrates that managing expectations for a near-global audience may be a bigger a challenge for Nokia than developing competitive products and services. Read more »

Lowell McAdam (right) with Google's former CEO Eric Schmidt

Verizon today appointed Lowell McAdam the company’s chief operating officer in preparation for Ivan Seidenberg’s eventual retirement. The news signals a move away from landlines and toward mobile, where it has net neutrality impacts due to the tech bro-mance between McAdam and Google CEO, Eric Schmidt. Read more »

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Verizon’s V CAST Media Manager, a subscription service to offload media and documents from smartphones to the cloud, is available for Android and BlackBerry. Verizon’s brand and marketing dollars could push the service to consumers unaware of competing products. Should Dropbox, Zumodrive and others be worried? Read more »

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Nokia today introduced the new C3 Touch and Type handset, a relatively inexpensive S40 handset offering a touchscreen display and connectivity features often relegated to smartphones. Will cheaper competing Android devices with touchscreens and 3G arrive to challenge Nokia’s feature phone dominance? Hint: they already are. Read more »

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee today used his Nokia World keynote address for outlining an agenda of increased global Internet access. Berners-Lee called for everyone to have free or minimal-cost, low-bandwidth access to data and alluded that Internet access could be a more important investment than hunger relief. Read more »

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Only four months after a restructure put Anssi Vanjoki in charge of Nokia’s Mobile Solutions, he resigned today from Nokia, giving six months notice. With Nokia World starting tomorrow, this is big blow to the company. Don’t be surprised by few more executive exits. Read more »

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Nokia World, a two-day event in London, takes place next week. Before I pack up to attend, here’s a roundup of what I expect from the company and its leadership, which just today replaced its president and CEO. Will we finally see a MeeGo smartphone? Read more »

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Nokia today named Stephen Elop as the new president and CEO of the Finnish phone-maker, effective Sept. 21. Elop replaces Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo who held the role since 2006. To understand why Nokia chose Elop, you just have look at both Nokia’s strategy and at Elop’s past. Read more »

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