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05/22/2012

Nokia back in the groove again with Lumia 900 smartphone

20120410_C4102_PHOTO_EN_12064Down but not out, Nokia is back with a serious contender in the smartphone world, the Lumia 900. But does the cellphone giant still know what it takes to make a solid handset?

The Lumia 900 appears to be the Mercedes-Benz of Window Phone 7 units. Its black unibody design doesn’t just look like no other handset out there, but it feels tank-tough.

Its symmetric body is gorgeous and stands out from the crowd. It also feels solid and durable - I’m almost tempted to drop this thing on concrete to see how little damage it would suffer.

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05/11/2012

iPhone’s Siri says the best smartphone ever is a Nokia

PhotoThe digital personal assistant installed on Apple’s popular smartphone offers a surprising response when you ask it to find the “best smartphone ever.”

When asked the question, it seems Siri runs a web search to find the phone with the highest reviews and best features.

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04/24/2012

Smartphones outnumber feature phones in Canada: study

For the first time ever, more Canadians are using a smartphone than a feature phone last year, a new study suggests.

According to IDC Canada, there were more smartphones shipped to consumers and in the “installed base” than ever before in 2011 – a trend unlikely to slow anytime soon.

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03/19/2012

Review: Nokia Lumia 710 offers slick entry to Windows Phone 7

Canada’s first Nokia-powered Windows Phone handset has landed on our shores in the form of the Lumia 710.

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03/15/2012

Lenovo prepping Windows 8 tablet: reports

When Windows 8 finally launches – most likely later this year – it may be immediately available on more than just traditional laptops and desktops.

Reports suggest Lenovo is going to have a tablet running Microsoft’s next major operating system at the time of the OS’s release.

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01/09/2012

New GPS system could help you avoid ‘ghettos’

Have you ever followed GPS driving directions, only to end up in a shady area of town?  Sure, it may have been the shortest route, but perhaps not one you would take again.

Well, Microsoft is working to create a GPS system that would avoid dangerous areas of a city, or places with bad weather.

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09/27/2011

Windows Phone ‘Mango’ update being rolled out in Canada

 If you’ve been waiting for a major update to Windows Phone 7 – the latest variety is now being rolled out in Canada (and the rest of the world), according to Microsoft.

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09/14/2011

Take a sneak peak as Microsoft previews Windows 8

Screenshot_startScreen_page Microsoft has pulled the wraps off its next-generation operating system that is designed to be tablet-friendly – and ready to stem the tide of users ditching desktops for tablets.

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07/01/2011

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 25,000 apps

Windows Phone 7 is one of the newest entrants to the smartphone world, having launched just late last year. Now, a fresh report suggests the platform has hit an app milestone.

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06/30/2011

What is Facebook's 'awesome' new feature?

The web is abuzz with news about a looming announcement from Facebook about an "awesome" new feature.

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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.

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