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Symbian's Indian Adventure

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Symbian has joined with India's Sasken Communication Technologies to drive inovation in the production of next generation handsets and PDAs. Sasken is looking to Symbian to enrich their devices with wireless multimedia solutions.

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Motorola leaks shows plan for Symbian based phones

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A major leak of Motorola's plans for forthcoming mobile phones has shown that 2003 will see at least 2 Symbian based phones. With a Symbian phone also due any month now Motorola is suddenly looking much stronger in the Symbian department.

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Archaeologists Discover First Smiley

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Yes, he may be all over the net and a sign of the electronic age, but the first smiley posting has been lost... until now. The report (surprisingly by Microsoft staff finally doing something worthwhile) is here. And what's even better is that his 20th birthday is only a few days away on the 19th Sept!

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End to Storage Problems as Napster comes to your 7650?

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Well, maybe not Napster and maybe not an ideal solution, but this article on the BBC Online website suggests otherwise thanks to a solution to be offered by the French company, Apeera, a solution to provide a peer-to-peer file sharing client for the advanced functionality found in phones that run mobile Operating Systems such as those provided by Symbian, Palm and (to a lesser extent) the bloated and unstable Microsoft smartphone.

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"Make Your Own Talk Plan" on Orange

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Orange have announced that they are no longer going to create new Talk Plans to try and capture the exact needs of a group of consumers, but wil now allow you to make your own, with your own amount of free minutes, texts, line rental, etc. Now, canwe get a good rate on 0870 Data Calls? More at The Register

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Ericsson worried about Sony/Ericsson

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According to the Register Ericsson is not happy with the poor performance of the Sony/Ericsson joint venture with sales dropping 30% :(. They are threatening to stop their funding unless it performs better. It looks like the P800 could be crucial to their future, though I'm not sure if the P800 will have a big enough mass market appeal to offset the poor sales of its everyday phones. However as the Register mentions its unlikely that Sony would drop the venture even if Ericsson did drop out.

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Orange announce Online Mobile Games Department

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Hot on the heels (okay 24 hours later) Orange have annonced their intentions in the mobile games market. They are planning to release some "Massive Multiplayer Games" onto the market over the next 12 months.Information is sketchy, but more information can be found here.

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Samsung signs up to Series 60

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Samsung is the latest phone manufacturer to sign up to Nokia's Symbian based 'Series 60' software for smartphones. This will further increase Symbian's dominant position in the Smartphone market. More details can found here and here.

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