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Remember the Nokia Oro that leaked on May 4? That luxury edition of C7, is now official. Nokia has just announced that it will be launched in selected markets. It has a 18-carat gold plating, a sapphire crystal menu button that is eight time sturdier than a glass, and a Caledonian herds leather at the back. Inside the phone, it's basically a Nokia C7, but the OS is now an updated Symbian Anna. There's a pentaband radio connectivity, HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, a 3.5in AMOLED screen, an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash (apparently, an EDoF camera) with 720p HD video recording. 
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The Nokia Oro will be available in selected markets including Russia, Middle East, China, and Europe. Nokia says it will cost €800 before taxes and subsidies which I think you wouldn't care for if you're buying this kind of phone.

Watch the video for more!
 
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Application Updates. That's the most requested feature on the Ovi Store since it opened. And now, Ovi announced that they will release a newer version of Ovi Store that will support this feature. After updating to Store 2.8, you can now check for updates for your downloaded apps and games. No more hassle checking the Internet for the latest versions! When there is an update available, a little green flag on the top-right corner of the Account tab will appear. Click it and it will bring you to your Account page. You will then see an Updates section. Click it and it will take you to the list of available updates. You can tap Update all or update them one by one.

This feature is initially available to Symbian^3 devices only. Roll-out will start next week.

Aside from this, there are also other changes to the Ovi Store. Check out Ovi Publish for more info.
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Globe Telecom announced today that they are already rolling-out the first 4G network in the Philippines which utilizes the global standard HSPA+. 4G sites has been already deployed within Metro Manila specifically Marikina, Quezon City, Makati, Pasay, Las Pinas, Taguig and the City of Manila. Before the year ends, Globe will increase it's 4G network presence across the country with further expansions in 2012. Globe Telecom is currently the largest WiMAX service provider in the Southeast Asia region.

Read more at http://tattoo.globe.com.ph/gblog/2011/04/globe-launches-4g-mobile-first-to-roll-out-4g-mobile-technology-in-the-philippines/
 
I'm getting more excited for this day! Three U.K. just announced the Nokia X7 on their press release. One notable thing in the specifications is the Flash 10. Hmm.. Will we get this on PR2.0?
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"Today Three confirms that it will range the Nokia X7. Built for multimedia, it showcases a 4” touchscreen with an OLED Clearblack display, HD video and an 8MP camera with dual LED flash and zoom. All this and it is still pocket-friendly.

Underneath the stainless steel construction and smooth curved edges, the Nokia X7 runs on the new Symbian Anna operating system, which features more than 50 new enhancements. Highlights include a faster browser and full on screen Portrait QWERTY keyboard. Plus, with the new split view, users can see their message conversations, webpages, maps, contacts or email while writing.

The X7 also includes Nokia’s best in class free navigation that now allows check-in from the homescreen direct to destinations such as Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter.

Sylvia Chind, head of handsets commented, “The Nokia X7 is a great multimedia device, combining picture, video and mobile internet needs into one savvy smartphone. With a best-in-class four inch OLED ClearBlack display, superb camera and fully customisable operating system, our customers will have a great entertainment experience on this phone using out super-fast 3G network.”

Key features:
• Symbian^3 OS
• 8MP camera Dual LED Flash
• 4.0” OLED ClearBlack display, widescreen 16:9
• HD Video recording
• Flash10
• Expandable memory of up to 32G
• Ovi store access
• 256MB RAM, 1GB ROM memory

Pricing and availability will soon be announced, but in the meantime check out the sneak peak video which has just gone live on the Three blog."



Source: http://www.threemediacentre.co.uk/Press-Releases/Nokia-X7-coming-soon-to-Three-246.aspx