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Nokia CEO says new 2010 devices should help close the gap with smartphone competitors

At Nokia's AGM today, company CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo told shareholders that Nokia had built a solid foundation for future success.

He said "By combining services with devices, Nokia is in a stronger position to grow and create more value for our shareholders. We still have plenty of work to do, but we have built a solid foundation. We believe in our strategy."

Mr Kallasvuo also said Nokia is planning to introduce a new generation of devices this year that he expects will help close the gap with high-end smartphone competitors.

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New Intel Atom chip promises faster smartphones with better battery life

Intel has announced a new version of its Atom processor for smartphones and tablet devices. Previously code-named Moorestown, the Intel Atom processor Z6xx (which contains 140 million transistors) is capable of delivering multitasking, full 1080p video playback, 720p HD video recording and 3D graphics with lower power consumption than previous designs. The company says this means up to 10 days of standby, up to 2 days of audio playback or 4 to 5 hours of browsing and video.

Processor speeds of up to 1.5GHz are supported for smartphones, with up to 1.9GHz for tablets.

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Microsoft Communicator Mobile available for Nokia phones

Microsoft and Nokia have launched the first application that's been created from the partnership announced last August. It's called Microsoft Communicator Mobile and is a business-focussed communications client for selected Symbian-based Nokia Eseries smartphones.

Communicator Mobile enables users to see their colleagues’ availability from the contacts application. Users can then click to communicate with colleagues using their preferred method, from instant messaging and email to texting or making a phone call.

This new application is available to download for the Nokia E72 and Nokia E52. The two companies plan to pre-install Communicator Mobile on select Nokia smartphones in the future, with support for additional devices also planned.

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Why Marketers and Copywriters might actually 'need' an iPad... and soon

John Forde writes:

As I sit tapping away on a keyboard, here at 30,000 feet above the Atlantic, I can't help but think...

Thank God Arthur Summerfield got it all wrong.

See, Arthur was the U.S. Postmaster General for President 'Ike' Eisenhower. And in 1959, he boldly predicted...

"Before man reaches the moon, your mail will be delivered within hours from New York to Australia by guided missiles. We stand on the threshold of rocket mail."

Imagine. I'd hate to think what spam would look like, under those circumstances.

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Ovi Maps adds user-recorded voices to mobile navigation

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