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June was a huge month for smartphones. Apple released their new iPhone 3GS and Nokia began shipping their N97 to the North America. Both phones are GSM models and therefore compete with each other in the eyes of the consumer. From price to features, the app store to the camera this video highlights the differences between the two devices allowing you to decide which phone is right for you.

Just a heads up, in terms of voice quality the phones both are very good and therefore didn’t merit a mention in the video.

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Web browser speed test between iPhone 3G and 3GS can be found anywhere on youtube. So pocketnow.com test the iPhone 3G, 3GS and Omnia i910’s browser speed. Enjoy the video.

Ovi Application have 5 Fissure Complete Theme pack licenses to give away (valued at 5 EUROS) as a “Thank You” for their readers. This pack is a great package for those who own multiple Nokia devices. Contains 5 theme files with in the zipped package to support all N and E S60 3rd Edition and S60 5th Edition devices. This package comes with the premium Seven icon theme version of the theme files.

That being said, we decided to do something fun and to run a Twitter contest where we will be giving away these themes which you can win by just by doing three easy things:

1) Follow @Oviapplications

2) Follow @tehkseven

3) Send the following Tweet to your followers:

I’ve just entered to win a Premium Fissure Theme from Tehkseven! Just follow @Oviapplications and @tehkseven and RT. http://bit.ly/12fq6u

The contest is open through July 5th and five lucky winners will receive a DM with the redeemable code to use to download the file.

I’ve participated the contest. It’s easy to take part and good luck to everyone who take part.

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Nokia Mako is a futuristic looking side-slider GSM smarthphone with a full QWERTY keyboard. It runs on the Symbian S60 3rd Edition OS with Feature Pack 2 and sport a 2-megapixel camera, GPS and a 2.5 mm jack.

Nokia 6790 Surge Preliminary Specifications

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Matt unboxes the new HTC Magic, a Vodafone exclusive. Having a look at the Android OS too.

Changelog:

-USB detection error fix
-PC does not detect N97 or USB charging connection not detected.
-Widget
-Home screen online/offline widget crash fix
-Fix for “Alphabetical and Number input are mixed in facebook until end key is pressed.
-Widget UI improvement – New facebook widget fixes a problem of Home Screen background visible on soft-key area.
-Browser fixes to improve widgets stability.
-MfE related fixes
-Partial fix for Messaging/calendar entry lost.
-Mail for exchange calendar entry synchronization error fix.
-UI transition error fixes (Portrait <-> landscape transition, there is a home screen corruption.)
-UI transition (Slowness and bad effects)
-Slow Touch UI response
-Picture of the device lock appears half of the screen when transitioning the UI sometimes
-Landscape: in some cases the soft buttons on touch (right hand) show the Home Screen in background (install maps.google.com)
-Photos thumbnail performance and stability improvements
-Device performance deteriorates when lots of content in the device – especially photos
-Partial fix no display backlight illumination when unlocking lock-key – CAP Genius reported already
-New version of Accueweather to improve the “Connection error” situation
-Device reset when browsing with high speed packet access (for Malaysia)
-“Browser soft key UI doesn’t work after putting Chinese character with qwerty keyboard”
-Java fixes (TCK, Pre-install app disappearing, *#7370#*)
-Operator fixes (CMCC, Hutchson and Telefonica, Vodafone)
-Ovi store client now embedded in the core image

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