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Last week Nokia released a teaser video telling us all to get ready for something called ‘PureView’. Now we know what it is the company were referring to: The Nokia 808 PureView, a Symbian-powered handset with a ridiculous 41-Megapixel sensor. What the what?! 41-Megapixels? Read on for the full details, straight out of Mobile World Congress 2012. Read more

Nokia’s got a surprise up its sleeve at Mobile World Congress. That’s if a new teaser video is anything to go by; a just-posted clip suggests that a new smartphone is on the way with something special in the camera department. Will it be Symbian’s final send-off? Read more

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Kantar Worldpanel Comtech’s figures for last month’s smartphone sales are out this week, and they make for interest reading. As you’d expect, Android remains dominant with Apple’s iOS in second position, but the real revelations are found further down the scale. Based on current sales trends, Windows Phone sales in the UK will finally overtake Symbian this month.

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Nokia has begun rolling out an update to the Nokia N8 and a slew of its best Symbian-powered handsets, which brings some Symbian Belle loving and a nice array of Android-style features. Is your handset on the list? Read on to find out. Read more

Nokia N8 camera update arrives with continuous auto focus, 30 fps videoThe wait is over. Our friends at Nokia Beta Labs have just released an update to the N8’s native camera application. The update, available free at the Beta Labs website, adds support for continuous auto focus and 30fps video recording. First a Symbian Anna update and now a camera update? Not a bad month for the Symbian flagship if you ask us.

It’s no secret the Nokia N8 has an incredible camera. Up until today its video capabilities trailed behind the still photography. Taking the video recording speed from 25fps to 30fps opens the door to capturing fast-action video clips. Combined with continuous auto focus, the N8 not only replaces your point and shoot camera, it also replaces an entry-level video camera.

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The Nokia E6 has been two years in the in the waiting, if not the making. It’s taken Nokia since 2009 to replace its flagship portrait QWERTY phone, the Nokia E72, and it’s only now, as the company dumps Symbian for Windows Phone, that it’s finally refreshed the form factor.

Can Symbian’s touted Anna update and a sharper screen help it stand out for the crowd in 2011? We take a look in our Nokia E6 review.

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The Nokia Oro isn’t intended for the likes of you or I, it’s a play-thing for the cash-rich, for those who like the idea of owning a smartphone but only if it’s dripping in gold and jewels. Costing twice the price of a Nokia C7, on which it’s based, is this smartphone a ‘bad boy’ or just ‘bad taste’? Find out with our Nokia Oro smartphone review.

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Microsoft expects to sell 100M Windows Phone per yearAs the saying goes, “you’ve got to pay to play.” Nokia has reportedly embraces this philosophy with grand plans of an £80M ad campaign to kick of sales of its Windows Phone devices. Microsoft fully supports the initiative with “dreams and aspirations” of selling 100 million units per year “with that single deal”. For a company whose U.S. market share fell 35 percent since the launch of Windows Phone in November, 100 million units per year sounds a tad high or is it?

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