Nokia has announced the latest version of the Symbian operating system - Symbian Belle - along with three smartphones that'll be launched with the new OS.
The Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and Nokia 600 will all include NFC technology that - thanks to Belle - will allow fast connections to compatible accessories. For example, the new Nokia Essence Bluetooth Stereo Headset can be paired with any NFC-enabled smartphone by tapping the two devices together.
In The Fonecast today we’re talking about HP; its decision to stop producing webOS tablets and phones, its purchase of Autonomy and the future for its computer business. In addition, we discuss Skype’s new mobile messaging purchase, Vodafone’s payment integration with the Android Market, Huawei’s move into the UK, Tru’s new CEO, three new BlackBerry devices and an Orange app that might put you off your breakfast.
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It's another big news week for the mobile industry. HP is dropping its webOS phones and tablets, Skype is buying a mobile messaging company, Symbian introduces 'Anna' and RIM has three new sociable BlackBerry devices.
Earlier this month, Research In Motion announced two new BlackBerry Bold handsets and three new BlackBerry Torch devices, all running the BlackBerry 7 operating system. It's now following this up with news of three forthcoming BlackBerry Curve phones.
The BlackBerry Curve 9350, BlackBerry Curve 9360 and BlackBerry Curve 9370 smartphone will all use the new BlackBerry 7 OS as well.
Tru (formerly Truphone), the UK-based 'global mobile network', has appointed Steven Robertson as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Geraldine Wilson, who stepped down last week.
Mr Robertson was CEO of Openreach until April this year and had previously been Managing Director of BT Wholesale Operations.