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Silverlight for S60 5th edition is available along with a Bing App

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First Look: Nokia Astound Smartphone

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Mobile handset maker Nokia Corp. launched smartphone Nokia Astound, available exclusively from T-Mobile USA, the unit of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGY.PK: News ), since April 6. The Astound has a sleek stainless-steel design that features an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 720p HD video capture, a 3.5-inch capacitive touch AMOLED display, free turn-by-turn navigation from Nokia and access to thousands of free and paid apps via Nokia’s Ovi Store.\r\n

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With the latest commercial version of Ovi Maps, the Astound provides free voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation in almost 100 countries in 46 languages. Additional countries and languages are available to download free from Nokia.\r\n

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Mark Slater, vice president of sales, Nokia, stated, “As millions more consumers make the switch to smartphones, Nokia is proud to offer an alternative that is not only easy and fun to use, but is also very sexy and sleek, unlike anything in its price point.”\r\n

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The phone itself is quite attractive with a white and silver color scheme and slim profile. While the Astound might be attractive on the outside, Symbian is still, well, Symbian. Although it is a powerful and full-featured platform, its whole aesthetic feels dated and static compared to Android 2.3, Apple’s iOS, and even the latest version of RIM’s BlackBerry OS. Thankfully, this is the most recent version of Symbian S^3 so you get a portrait QWERTY keyboard and a browser improved from the previous versions.\r\n

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Nokia officials had no comment on its relationship with Microsoft, but they did hint that there will be more Symbian phones to come. The Astound is available online as well as at T-Mobile stores.

Nokia unveils 2 smartphones, Symbian refresh

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Nokia, the world’s largest phone maker by volume, unveiled on Tuesday two new smartphone models running on a new version of its Symbian software platform. The new models, the E6 and the X7, will go on sale for 340 euros ($491.6) and 380 euros respectively excluding subsidies and taxes, later this quarter. In February, Nokia’s new chief executive Stephen Elop dumped Symbian software — which lost most of its lead on the smartphone market last year — saying the company would instead use Microsoft Corp’s unproven software as its primary platform.\r\n

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Elop compared Symbian to a burning platform in a widely leaked internal memo, saying it was not good enough for Nokia’s future. On Tuesday Nokia unveiled a new version of Symbian software, with new icons, improved text input, faster Internet browsing and a refreshed Ovi Maps application.\r\n

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“Several Nokia executives have attempted to walk back from Elop’s February comments and limit the damage he did to Symbian products,” said Tero Kuittinen, analyst at MKM Partners.\r\n

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“It’s just a bit too late to put Humpty Dumpty back together. Developers are bailing out in droves,” he said.\r\n

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Source: Reuters\r\n

HTC EVO 3D Specifications and Video

HTC announced latest Android smart phone, the new HTC EVO 3D, and now they have released a short video which gives us a glimpse at this new 3D Android smart phone. The video below gives as a quick look at the 3D cameras and the new 3D display as well as the user interface, and the display looks pretty good from the video. The HTC EVO 3D comes with a range of impressive stats.

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The HTC EVO 3D features a 4.3 inch qHD display, and processing is provided by a dual core 1.2GHz processor, it also features a dual 5 megapixel camera on the back which is capable of taking standard photos in a five megapixel resolution and 3D photos in a two megapixel resolution.

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The camera on the back of the EVO 3D also features autofocus and a dual LED flash, plus you get a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front for video chat.\r\n

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The 4.3 inch qHD display comes with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, and it is capable of displaying 3D videos and photos without the need for a pair of 3D glasses.\r\n

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The HTC EVO 3D comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, connectivity comes in the form of WiFi, Bluetooth, and it also features a range of sensors which include a gyro sensor, a g-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor and an ambient light sensor.\r\n

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The EVO 3D comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, a micro USB port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection, and it features 1GB of RAM and 1GB of storage built in, there is also a microSD card slot.\r\n

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The video camera on the HTC EVO is capable of recording 3D video in High Definition at 720p or full HD video in 1080p in 2D, there are no details on pricing or availability as yet.\r\n

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    Industry-leading 4.3-inch 3D QHD display with pinch-to-zoom and tactile feedback\r\n

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  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor\r\n
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  • World-class HTML browser –  bandwidth and quality that rival that of netbooks\r\n
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  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and the latest version of HTC Sense, an acclaimed user experience, which includes Friend Stream to integrate Facebook, Twitter and more into a single flow of updates\r\n
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  • Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas, enabling Web surfing and more while talking\r\n
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  • GoogleTM mobile services, including Google SearchTM, Google MapsTM, Google TalkTM, GmailTM, YouTubeTM , and syncs with Google CalendarTM, as well as access to Google Gogglesâ„¢ to search with pictures instead of words\r\n
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  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously\r\n
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  • Android Marketâ„¢ for access to more than 150,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience\r\n
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  • Download, edit and share HD-quality content directly from the device\r\n
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  • Dual 5 megapixel cameras, to capture 3D video and images and a 1.3MP front-facing camera, that together open up a new frontier for user generated content, social networking and streaming video\r\n
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  • Video chat service available as an upgrade to the pre-loaded Qik app to enable conversational, interactive, real-time sharing between mobile devices or from mobile-to-desktop\r\n
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  • Capture video in HD quality, 2D at 1080p and 3D at 720p\r\n
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  • Output HD content to a compatible TV using HDMI or DLNA\r\n
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  • Media player with 3.5mm stereo headset jack\r\n
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  • Sprint applications including Sprint Zone, Sprint TV & Movies®, Sprint Football Live, Sprint Navigation and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile\r\n
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  • Dimensions: 5.0″ x 2.6″ x .48″ (LxWxT)\r\n
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  • Memory: 4GB Internal memory/1GB RAM; Expandable memory: 8GB microSD card included; supports up to 32GB\r\n
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Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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Good news for Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S is that Samsung releasing Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Galaxy S this month. Samsung released the information on the Finnish Samsung website, and apparently the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is in the final stages of testing and Samsung has said it should be available by the middle of April.\r\n

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Source: geekygadgets, w3\r\n

Microscope for the iPhone

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It’s all very well and good that iPhones can give you directions, let you surf the web, and do about a thousand other things, but what if you want to get a close look at something really tiny? Well, the phone can’t help you with that on its own, but it can if you equip it with the Mini Microscope for iPhone. Like the University of California, Davis’ more clinical CellScope, it mounts over the lens of the phone’s camera. Once in place, you can use it to inspect your thumb, get to know the insects in your neighborhood, or even to detect counterfeit currency.\r\n

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The Mini’s 60x magnification lens is connected to an adjustable-angle three-bulb LED light source. Two of those bulbs are white, for regular little-thing illumination, while the third can be used for verifying watermarks on paper currency. The lens/lights assembly attaches to a sleeve-like housing, that slips over the top of an iPhone 4 – if you’ve got any other model, you’ll just have to squint a little harder at those backyard bugs.\r\n

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Aspiring scientists – or even the real thing – can buy the Mini Microscope for iPhone from Britain’s Firebox for GBP 29.99 (about US$48) plus shipping.\r\n

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Source: gizmag, W3