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Nokia netbook to be made in partnership with Taiwanese companies?

nokia-sparrow-mock-up1 Rumours of Nokia entering into the mobile computer biz has been one of the hot topics on the internet lately, and according to Digitimes, Nokia is actually in talks already with several Taiwan netbook makers and EMS companies for possible tie-ups in their latest venture. As opposed to their traditional handset-making practice wherein only the manufacturing is outsourced, Nokia is mulling the idea of a joint design manufacturing (JDM) process this time around for netbooks. An Intel Atom and Qualcomm Snapdragon are the candidates for its processor while other possible partners include Compal and Foxconn. Safe to say, this will definitely be more than just a successor to the yet-to-be-released Nokia N97. No exact date when their first model will be released, but nonetheless, this does give us something new to look forward to from Nokia apart from their usual handsets.

[digitimes via PMPtoday]

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Nokia upsets networks with Skype plans

image A alleged rift has emerged between Nokia and operators over its plans to incorporate Skype onto its Nseries handsets. O2 and Orange responded furiously to Nokia’s declaration that it will equip its upcoming flagship Nseries device, the N97, with Skype.
If the row is not resolved the two operators may refuse to stock the N97 – or any future Nseries handsets containing Skype – unless Nokia strips out the Skype client. The two operators are understood to have vented their anger in high-level discussions, which involved group level executives from Nokia.
The row centres around  ownership of the customer, as well as potential lost revenue from calls from Skype’s internet call service.

A spokeswoman for O2 said: ‘We are currently working with Nokia to understand their Skype service and the business model around it. We continually evaluate new applications and mobile services for our customer base.’
Vodafone and Orange declined to comment.

via Mobiletoday

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HTC Touch Diamond vs Diamond2

It may have only been announced a few weeks ago but the lucky guys over at CNet Asia have already managed to get their hands on the HTC Touch Diamond2.

I’m still a big fan of the HTC Touch Diamond so when I heard about the Diamond2 I was pretty pleased to hear that the updated (or ‘refreshed’) version wouldn’t be much larger than its predecessor. So if like me you are wondering what the two will look like side-by-side then take a look at the photos the CNet guys managed to take.



As you can see from the image above, the Diamond2 is a little longer than the Diamond. This is mainly because of the WVGA (480×800) screen in the Diamond2 vs the VGA (480×640)  screen in the Diamond. In terms of the width the two are the same.



Notice that the back of the Diamond2 is now flat. Gone are the facets of the Diamond, thank goodness! They were nice to look at but totally impractical!



The Diamond2 is a little thicker than the Diamond, looking at this photo perhaps 3mm more? I’m guessing that this is because of the now built in memory card slot on the Diamond2 that was missing from the Diamond?


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