Europe

BlackBerry least wanted smartphone: survey

When it comes to choose a smartphone, Blackberry is the least desired, according to a fresh survey.

In the survey, which was conducted by Raymond James, people were asked which phone they would like to buy from the list of Blackberry, Android, and iPhone next time. The survey found a whopping 71.4 per cent people saying that they would never choose a BlackBerry.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple's iPhone once again emerged as the most popular handset, with just 19.7 per cent of the people surveyed saying they would never use this smartphone.

In 2012, 1.3 million EU citizens will be killed due to cancer

A new research has stated that as compared to earlier times there has been a decline in cancer deaths and in the European Union almost 1.3 million people will die of cancer.

Across the 27-country EU, a study was conducted to find out the rate of cancer deaths and it was seen that as compared to women, men were more likely to die from cancer and a significant amount of decline was seen in deaths due to breast cancer.

Sony takes the long view with its new PlayStation Vita

In what apparently will be Sony's biggest sales event in recent times, the company is all set to launch its new handheld, the PlayStation Vita, in a big way in the US and Europe on today, February 22.

With Sony having stated that it is taking the long view for the soon-to-be-released PS Vita handheld gaming console, reports have revealed that the device's debut will come amid celebrity-studded parties, midnight store openings, as well as a $50-million sales promotion.

Nokia could launch its first Windows phone 7.5 Mango handset in November

A new Knowyourmobile report has recently leaked the scheduled release details of Nokia's forthcoming handset - most probably, the Nokia Sun. According to the report, the handset - which apparently will be the Finnish handset -maker's first phone featuring Windows phone 7.5 Mango - will likely be launched next month.

Revealing that Italian carrier TIM is hinting at a November release for Nokia's first Windows phone, the Knowyourmobile report also added that the leaked release schedule is seemingly for the launch of the handset in Europe.

Nintendo announces release dates and pricing for 3DS

Nintendo has announced that its much-anticipated new hand-held game console 3DS will hit European stores on March 25, 2011.

The imminent 3DS, which doesn't require special glass, will come equipped with a line-up of twenty-five games. However, the manufacturer didn't name the specific launch titles.

The 3DS will be available in America from the March 27, with a price tag of $249.99 (£157). Gamers in Japan will be able to have their hands on the game console one month earlier February 26 for ¥25,000 (£190).

Estonia's Entry to enlarge Euro into Former Soviet Union

Estonia entering into the euro zone with “no anomaly” in retail and banking, waving off the independent debt catastrophe swelling through Europe to lengthen the currency slab into the past Soviet Union.

Jammed amid Russia and Latvia on the Baltic Sea, Estonia is the 17th nation to control the currency. Gross domestic product of 14 billion Euros ($19 billion) builds it the subsequent- nominal euro financial system following Malta.

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