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March 14, 2011

Nokia launches new business smartphone, Nokia E7

Smartphone manufacturer Nokia launched its new business smartphone, Nokia E7, which features Nokia Communicator.

The Nokia E7 comes with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support alongside a four-inch AMOLED touchscreen display.

Viral Oza, head, Activation, Media and Online Marketing, Nokia India, said, “Consumers today, seek a device that allows them to do a lot more – both in their personal and professional lives. Nokia E7 is an all-in-one business smartphone that offers a superior ‘mobile office’ experience coupled with compelling entertainment options.”

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Nokia has tied up with Vodafone to offer 2GB data per month free for six months. The offer is applicable on 3G and 2G (for both pre-paid and post paid consumers).

The Nokia E7 also features applications such as Mail for Exchange, IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, Quick office Dynamic Premium, Vlingo, Adobe PDF reader, World traveler App, F-Secure anti-theft software for mobile and Nokia Ovi Maps with free GPS navigation.

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March 12, 2011

Why Nokia failed: Wasted 2,000 man years’ on U Is that didn’t work-for want of a nail, the Kingdom was lost?

When Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced that Nokia was abandoning its development of its own smartphone platforms and APIs, and betting the farm on somebody else’s, many people asked why it was necessary.

Nokia had spent 15 years trying to develop and maintain its own software, which it regarded as strategic to maintaining its independence. Elop’s decisions have ensured that Nokia didn’t just get another option to run alongside its own, but it would abandon these, writing off the investments it had already made. In his opinion, these weren’t good enough.

But why? Nokia had (and still has) one proven and successful smartphone platform, and had spent years bringing another one to maturity. It had, belatedly, unified both under one API for developers. Yet Elop judged that neither of these two high-end platforms would ever gain the developer support they would need to stay competitive

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March 11, 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook Hits FCC in 3 Flavors – 16, 32 & 64GB

Tablets are one of hottest trends in the mobile world with hardware manufacturers across the board coming forth with their own offerings. The current undisputed leader is Apple’s iPad (and presumably, the forthcoming iPad 2) which hit store shelves last year with runner ups looking to knock the iPad off its throne like the Motorola XOOM

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BlackBerry PlayBook Hits FCC in 3 Flavors – 16, 32 & 64GB

However, while these tablets are the leaders in the iOS and Android world, several other tablets powered by different platforms are in the works as well. One of the more highly anticipated tablets is none other than RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook. We’ve told you about this device many times in the past but for those not paying attention it features a 7-inch display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5 megapixel rear facing camera, 3 megapixel front facing camera and is powered by RIM’s BlackBerry QNX platform.

While the device is expected to launch in the coming months there is still more news to be told. For instance, just today the device has been spotted at the FCC with three different storage sizes including 16, 32 and 64GB. Unfortunately, we don’t have a price to associate with these varying models but, if we had to take a guess, we’d say the 16GB model will be considerably cheaper than the 64GB – but, you know, that’s just us

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