1. Posted on Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 9:11 am by Andy
    Nokia E6-00

    Nokia E6-00 on it's way?

    Nokia could be debuting a new business-focused smartphone called the E6 at next month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, according to leaked specs for the smartphone and the rumours which followed.

    The E6-00 appeared in a leaked document acquired by My Nokia Blog, which shows that it will sport a display with a resolution of 640×480, a leap in the right direction when compared to former E-Series handsets.

    This resolution is also a suggestion that the E6 range will have the Symbian 3 operating system onboard, which is no surprise considering its place as Nokia’s most modern platform.

    Extra information on the E6 specs suggests that it will have an eight megapixel camera, Wi-Fi connectivity and a processor based on ARM technology.

    At the moment there is no official word from Nokia on the E6 and no clue as to what it will actually look like. It could be another BlackBerry rival, although it is likely that it will feature a touchscreen display as well as physical buttons if this is the case.

    Nokia is likely to integrate a full QWERTY keypad into the final E6, as this will appeal to enterprise users, but whether this will be in a fixed position or housed beneath the screen via a slider mechanism, is unknown.

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  2. Posted on Monday, December 20th, 2010 at 1:03 pm by Andy

    Nokia LogoFinnish mobile giant Nokia is having its share of the smartphone market squeezed to an even greater degree, according to the latest figures, which show that rivals including Apple are making significant gains.

    Last year 45.6 per cent of the Western European smartphone market was made up of Nokia handsets, but now stats published by the IDC, show that it has dropped back to controlling only 31.7 per cent in 2010.

    Apple has managed to climb slightly in its own take of the market, jumping one per cent to 24 per cent in total. Meanwhile, BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion is still gaining ground, but with 15.6 per cent of the EU market, it is not close to surpassing either of its major competitors.

    Sony Ericsson has seen the biggest leap forward, with last year’s 0.6 per cent stake greatly improved upon thanks to a wealth of new smartphone launches, bringing its 2010 share to 10.6 per cent. HTC failed to improve upon last year’s performance, despite its wealth of smartphones which received positive reviews this year.

    The smartphone market is growing in Europe, although it is still dominated by five major firms while the smaller players fight over scraps.

  3. Posted on Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm by Andy

    Nokia-X7-00Rumours surrounding the Nokia X7-00 are rife after a video popped up online showcasing an as yet unreleased handset bearing the Finnish firm’s branding.

    At the moment there has been no official confirmation that the phone featured in the video is going to be the X7, or even if Nokia is bringing it beyond prototype stage, but the device definitely fits in with the media and gaming focus of the previous X-series handsets.

    The X7 seems to use a four inch touchscreen display and the same cutting edge Symbian operating system found on the Nokia N8 and C7. Shots of the rear of the phone reveal an eight megapixel camera which will presumably shoot HD video capture, since this is a seemingly essential feature for any high end smartphone that wants to compete in terms of raw specs.

    The original source for the video was quickly removed once word had got out, but Mobile Bulgaria snatched a copy and reposted it for all to enjoy. It shows that the rumoured X7 will be able to handle Need for Speed without any apparent slowdown or stuttering, which will allow it to live up to its high-end promise.