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  • Nokia’s online stores go offline in France and Spain

    Nokia’s “around breakeven” outlook announced earlier today is discouraging at best, and now it looks like the company has begun shuttering online stores in response to growing competition from resellers, which offer lower prices on the same hardware. So far, online stores in France and Spain have been replaced with a closure notice, so customers in those countries will need to turn to third-party vendors to get their smartphone fix. European online stores in Germany, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, and the UK remain open for business, but low online sales figures (and the inevitable death of Symbian) mean we may see more countries falling offline in the near future. “Prices are too subsidized by the carriers and sales were low, so they will keep providing support,” a representative from Nokia Spain told us today, so as expected, the shutdown only affects sales operations — of course, you’ll still be able to turn to your local Nokia site for support.

    [Thanks, Reppu]

    Nokia’s online stores go offline in France and Spain originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 31 May 2011 17:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Galaxy S Gingerbread update lands in the UK, better late than never
    Galaxy S Gingerbread

    So, Samsung missed that mid-May target date for the Galaxy S Gingerbread update… after already aborting an earlier push to Google’s latest and greatest in mid-April. But, time for some cautious optimism — it appears that Android 2.3 is finally here for Sammy’s carrier-agnostic former flagship. A reader from the UK wrote in to let us know that he fired up Kies today and voilà — firmware version 2.3.3. He was even kind enough to send us the photo above. We’re not sure when to expect this as an OTA update here in the states, but we’d venture to guess it’ll be soon.

    [Thanks, Lee]

    Galaxy S Gingerbread update lands in the UK, better late than never originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 31 May 2011 17:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Belkin’s ScreenCast TV WiDi adapter hits the FCC
    Looking for another way to add some WiDi to your TV? Then you can now also add Belkin’s ScreenCast TV adapter to the list of options that are available or imminent. It recently turned up on Belkin’s own website with a “coming soon” message, and it’s now just hit the FCC, which could mean that “soon” is actually really soon. As for the device itself, it’s about as straightforward as you’d expect, with just an HDMI port and some RCA inputs ’round back, plus support for full 1080p video and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound streamed from a WiDi-capable Windows 7 laptop. Look for this one to set you back $129 when it lands at retail.

    Belkin’s ScreenCast TV WiDi adapter hits the FCC originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 31 May 2011 16:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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