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Smartphone market grows in Q2 2010, Android steams ahead

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Smartphone market grows in Q2 2010, Android steams ahead - read the full textAndroid continues to proliferate as the smartphone market grows. The smartphone market grew 64% in Q2 compared to last year and all indications point to sustained growth. All major companies are experiencing growths in the numbers of shipped smartphones. But it's Android that takes the cake -...


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symbian is an absolute sluggish OS.and nokia takes no measures to make superior hardware phones.even their flagship models are terribly slow.n8 browser as seen in the final release shows checker boxes when you zoom in/ attracts more developers nowadays,as was the case of iOS.

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  • 2010-08-29 04:01
  • U%{f

Android + SuperAmoled Screen + 1Ghz Hummingbird processor(the best there is) + web Flash = best smartphone (Galaxy S).

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  • 2010-08-06 14:48
  • Am9Y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-08-04 06:57 from ib4Q - click to readNokia does not have the hardware to deal with Android. Eclair or Froyo will froze the 680MHz processor of the best Nokia unit (N8).

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  • 2010-08-06 14:42
  • Am9Y

> In reply to Dont simply say... @ 2010-08-04 06:38 from Ia6Y - click to readok no problemo. i trust Nokia , Intel & Linux Foundation :)

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  • 2010-08-04 07:56
  • KhsE

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-08-04 06:57 from ib4Q - click to readwho care about adsroid. Nokia have pure linux open source OS (MeeGo) you think adsroid open source lol.

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  • 2010-08-04 07:53
  • KhsE

I want to see Android in Nokia's in the future. Nokia is a strong supporter of open platforms. Why don't you guys support the green guy? Android is free and it would be only wise if Nokia adopts Android. Nokia - Android...what a bliss!!!

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  • 2010-08-04 06:57
  • ib4Q

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-08-04 02:56 from KhsE - click to readI wont cry if Android lose. However, i suggest you dont go suicide if MEEGO fail...^ ^

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  • 2010-08-04 06:38
  • Ia6Y

> In reply to Toyman @ 2010-08-03 20:30 from vpd5 - click to readQFT and totally agree with it. Perfect answer!!!

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  • 2010-08-04 06:35
  • Ia6Y

'Nokia remains the world leader in smartphone shipments with a record 23.8 million units shipped for a 41% growth year-on-year. It's currently enjoying a 38% market share thanks to affordable smartphones like the Nokia 5230.'

Did you hear that. Nokia still rules & will always rule.

Although I just got a HTC Android phone, but that's diff story all together, Nokia will still always remain my Primary Phone.

BTW wherez the IPhone and where are the freaking IFans. I guess they are buy with Mr Jobs trying to squeeze some stuff.

The IPhone 4 is a Joke, dump the IP3 and get the Nokia N8, even Mr Jobs has pre-ordered it. Or incase you want something in Android, get HTC you would not regret it.


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  • 2010-08-04 06:09
  • vG0H

> In reply to Dont simply say... @ 2010-08-03 06:02 from Ia6d - click to readok. don't cry if adsroid lose :))

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  • 2010-08-04 02:56
  • KhsE

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-08-03 09:01 from Jyy{ - click to readsorry dude future is on Meego not adsroid. adsroid way will same like winmo 6.5 touchscreen. :)) adsroid just a trend because lack of new smartphone os winmo 6.5 dead , ios too expensive & S60 too old.

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  • 2010-08-04 02:52
  • KhsE

The way I see it.. Android is part business and part toy, Winmo is pure business, IOS is pure toy while Symbian is an antique and should be on display in museums. LOL!

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  • 2010-08-03 20:30
  • vpd5

> In reply to Question... @ 2010-08-03 15:15 from MMUK - click to readThe reason for this is that the term "smartphone" is a technical specification.... and not a measure of how "cool" a phone is.

A smartphone refers to a phone that runs a Operating system which allows users to install and run application that can make full use of the hardware capabilities of the phone and increase the functional features of the phone.

Java applications don't count as they cannot use the the phones hardware at a deep level.

The 5230, and any Symbian device, runs applications (in .sis installer format, Qt, and some other languages). This is something those phone you mentioned can not do.

The Nokia s40 series feature phones complete in that market.

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  • 2010-08-03 18:18
  • PEdG

East or west nokia is best (except US)

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  • 2010-08-03 18:01
  • upgc

"...thanks to affordable smartphones like the Nokia 5230..."

I have always been curios, why _every_ Symbian phone is "smartphone", yet some cool-enough feature phones (Samsung 5230, LG Cookie) are not?
Nokia's 5230 is definitely not full-blown smartphone, as are not Samsung 5230, LG Cookie, etc., yet only based on shear numbers of truly feature-phone shipments, Nokia holds "smartphone crown"; so - it is not earned to my mind.

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  • 2010-08-03 15:15
  • MMUK

hahahaha. Apple is loosing against Android. Apple sucks after this years major f up. :)

Steve should be fired from apple, he could clean my house for minimum wage. :)

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  • 2010-08-03 13:41
  • Bw@x

Apple iphone is the most impressive. With only 1 phone, it's able to be a top player among other phonemakers with multiple devices released in a quarter.

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  • 2010-08-03 10:25
  • 4TMh

anyone knows the nokia qt 4.6 ???

is so far awesome..

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  • 2010-08-03 09:57
  • ibcy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-08-03 09:01 from Jyy{ - click to readGood..

At least you know the Android is also a new comer in mobile it totally cannot winning over NOKIA..LOL

AGAIN..You know??
With power ability of NOKIA company..the new Meego can easier to take a parts in markets shares..

You have to go research and getting know more about the Meego powerful than android..even UI or function..!!!

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  • 2010-08-03 09:53
  • ibcy

Exclusive GOOD NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!

NOKIA N900 InternetTablet phone now supported external memory card up to 48GB..


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  • 2010-08-03 09:41
  • ibcy

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