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Technology (Apple)

Submission + - Nokia's iPhone

traveller604 writes: "Nokia announced 4 the new phones (N95 8GB, N81, 5610, 5310) earlier today at the Nokia GoPlay event in London. However by far the most interesting and controversial thing that was shown at the event was the Nokia's iPhone lookalike demo video. When pressed during the Q&A about the striking similarity to the little Cupertino device, Anssi Vanajoki — Nokia's Executive VP & General Manager of Multimedia — said, "If there is something good in the world then we copy with pride." Apple fanboys, before you start crying out your anger watch this."
Businesses

Submission + - Nokia announces new phones

traveller604 writes: "After months of speculation Nokia has finally announced new high end smartphones. Among them is the successor to the no doubt most advanced cellphone in the world right now, the N95. The successor, N95 8gb is Nokia's answer to the criticism that the original model has received. It comes with a larger screen and many upgraded components. Other announcements were the new ngage platform called Ovi (a door in Finnish) and music orientated phones N81, 5610 and 5310. What wasn't announced (but flashed discretely) at Nokia GoPlay event in London was the Nokia's iPhone lookalike."
Handhelds

Submission + - Nokie threatens to blow iPhone away (peterjudge.com)

judgecorp writes: "Nokia didn't mention Apple at its Go Play launch in London — it didn't have to. The new Ovi service is, as predicted, a revived version of N-Gage, but it's also a combined music, games and location service, designed to let users get content and interact through both PCs and mobiles. The company also has some new phones that seem to address all the criticisms of the iPhone — they have 3G and they are open to developers, and they'll also do the touch-screen, 3D menu thing. Given Nokia is the largest consumer durable maker in the world, with a 900 million-strong truly global user base, I'd say Apple better watch out!"
The Almighty Buck

Submission + - Carlos Slim is richest man alive (cnn.com)

UnHolier than ever writes: "According to Fortune Magazine, Carlos Slim as overtaken Bill Gates as the richest man alive. "The 67-year-old Slim has amassed a $59 billion fortune, based on the value of his public holdings at the end of July. This number puts him just ahead of perennial No. 1, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, whose net worth is estimated to be at least $58 billion. But Gates is selling off his single greatest source of wealth, Microsoft stock, to fund his foundation, while Slim's fortune is growing at a stunning clip. His net worth jumped $12 billion this year alone.""

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