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Check out this video demo of the first release of components for Symbian Technology. The preview applications contain Qt Quick components, reference API documentation, components gallery for Symbian, music player and Flickr demo applications and example code snippets and documentation. I love the overlay status bar in the top right corner of the screen, hope this materialises in upcoming updates and devices, as it frees up some valuable screen space. Its minor things like this that make the bigger overall difference. Check out the video after the break.

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Here’s an HD video recording comparison between the 12 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera of the Nokia N8 and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, which sports an 8.1 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor. Now although the Nokia N8 has around 4 megapixel more, the test is pretty fair in terms of video recording. Both devices record HD videos at 720p, with in fact, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc recording at 30 fps compared to the Nokia N8‘s 25 fps. Check out the video after the break.

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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) for Windows Phone was also showcased at Mobile World Congress yesterday, which supports HTML5 and has the same hardware accelerated graphics you’ll find on the PC version. Check out the video demo after the break, where Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone Program Management, managed to sneak in a cheeky comparison with the iPhone 4’s Safari web browser.

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Part of Microsoft’s announcement of the new Windows Phone update at Mobile World Congress yesterday, included the addition of multitasking to the platform that’s rapidly gaining popularity. Yes you heard that correctly, believe it or not, multitasking is also not yet available on Windows Phone 7, but the new update which is due to be released next month, will finally bring this imperative feature to Windows Phone users. Hit the jump to see how it will work in the presentation video from MWC.

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