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Submission + - Symbian 3 Is Ready To Go (eweekeurope.co.uk)

justice4all writes: The Symbian 3 operating system is ready but Nokia's N8 smartphone will be a bit late to take on Apple's iPhone 4

The Symbian Foundation has said version 3 of the Symbian open source mobile phone operating system is finished and ready for use by device makers and developers.

The new version will run on the Nokia N8 phone due to appear shortly, and improves the Symbian operating system — the most widespread smartphone OS in the world — in various ways. Symbian 3 (also called Symbian^3 or S^3) was demonstrated at Mobile World Congress in February, when the second version of Symbian was released as open source.


Submission + - Sony Erricson's First Android Phone (programmerfish.com)

Salman writes: "Its called Rachel, Sony Erricson's first Android based phone which is scheduled to hit the market sometime this year. The phone has 3.5" to 4.1" pressure sensitive (might be multi touch) screen (rumored), a whopping 8 megapixel camera and to top that all it's based on Qualcomm Snap Dragon QSD8250 platform..."

PostgreSQL 8.4 Out 191

TheFuzzy writes "PostgreSQL version 8.4 is now out and available for download. The main cool features in this version are: recursive queries (for doing trees etc.), windowing functions (for doing reports) column-level permissions, parallel database restore, a beta in-place upgrade tool, and a host of administrative improvements. And, of course, better performance, mainly on reporting queries. Some of the over 200 new or enhanced features are listed here."

Submission + - Japan gets first ION netbook with Atom 330 (netbooknews.com)

TLS writes: "The Atom 330 processor was never meant to end up in a netbook, but not is seems like Japanese DosPara has gone and done what a lot of people have wanted. Not only does the Prime Note Cresion NA as it's known as come with the Atom 330 processor, but DosPara has teamed up the CPU with the Nvidia ION chipset which should make this the fastest netbook to date, hands down. It's a rather large netbook, as it has a 12.1-inch screen with 1,366×768 resolution and at 1.92kg it's more of a notebook than a netbook."
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Submission + - Archos 10 Ubuntu: an unrestricted 500GB netbook (archosfans.com) 2

Charbax writes: "For only $25 more than the suggested retail price of the Windows XP version of the Archos 10 netbook, Archos has just released the Archos 10 Ubuntu edition with 500GB hard drive instead of 160GB and 2GB RAM instread of 1GB and a 6-cell battery. The feature restrictions that Microsoft are enforcing on netbooks for the licencing of Windows XP are hereby being avoided by Archos by shipping the netbook with Ubuntu 9.04 pre-installed. Archos can thus provide more than 3x more storage and 2x more RAM memory for only about $25 extra on the MSRP. For now, this Archos 10 Ubuntu edition netbook is only released in France, but if there is enough demand, Archos should quickly proceed to make it available worldwide. Archos also recently released the Archos 10S netbook design (with Magnesium casing is only 22mm thick and weighs just 1kg), which may be a more perfect design for an unrestricted 500GB Ubuntu netbook. So let's all Linux fans demand that Archos make it available worldwide immediately and at a good price!"

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