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Old 03-23-2011, 06:00 PM
Danny Simmons
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Default Nokia's Symbian and T-Mobile to Launch New Smartphone, Awkward Times

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Nokia-Aims-to-Reach-US-allthingsd-1091618488.html?x=0&.v=1' target='_blank'>http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Nokia...8.html?x=0&.v=1</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"So, perhaps it is only fitting that the two parties gathered in Orlando for what has to be one of the more awkward press conferences I've attended in a decade and a half of covering tech.&nbsp; </em><em>Drawing reporters to the Crave family restaurant on the outskirts of a suburban mall, the Finnish cell phone maker announced plans with T-Mobile to start selling the Astound, a rebranded version of the company's Symbian-based C7 smartphone."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1300897245.usr51221.jpg" style="border: 0;" /><img height="174" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1300897253.usr51221.jpg" style="border: 0;" width="245" /></p><p>The make quite a pair, don't they?&nbsp; This must have been a very uncomfortable press conference, knowing that the dying Symbian and the soon to be reallocated T-Mobile spectrum would have almost no chance at success.&nbsp; But they seem pretty confident that users will enjoy one final&nbsp;stint of Symbain and T-Mobile.&nbsp; Of course there is much to be seen still with T-Mobile's future.&nbsp; The FCC may kill the AT&amp;T deal.&nbsp; And maybe Nokia can make Symbian co-exist with their Microsoft plans.&nbsp; Who knows, but in light of recent events, it makes you wonder how they can justify the release of this phone.</p>
 
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:44 AM
Richard Chao
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AT&T already announced they intend to use the 1700 band for LTE and those with T-Mobile 3G phones will have to get new phones. I think it would be wrong of T-Mobile to release this phone unless it's right now and they intend to replace it with a compatible phone in the future. Actually, I think that should be applied to anyone buying a T-Mo phone with contract right now.
 
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