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Mobile Miscellany: week of July 23rd, 2012

Zachary Lutz

Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, Nokia introduced a custom edition Lumia 610 smartphone and also released its Camera Extras app for global availability. These stories and more await after the break. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore the "best of the rest" for this week of July 23rd, 2012.

Motorola RAZR V and Atrix HD LTE coming to Bell Mobility on August 2nd

Mobile Miscellany week of July 23rd, 2012

We first met the Motorola RAZR V just two weeks ago, which was announced for Q3 availability within Canada. Word on the street has it that the phone will become available through Bell Mobility on August 2nd, where it'll be joined at the same time by the Atrix HD LTE. Pricing has yet to be announced for either handset, though it seems we won't have long to wait to learn that last tidbit. [MobileSyrup]

Samsung Omnia M now available in India

Mobile Miscellany week of July 23rd, 2012

China may have gotten it first, but the Samsung Omnia M -- an entry-level Windows Phone -- is now available in India for 17,990 INR (approx. $325). The smartphone includes a 1GHz CPU, a 4-inch display and a 5-megapixel camera. [WMPoweruser]

Nokia teams up with Quiksilver to release custom Lumia 610

Mobile Miscellany week of July 23rd, 2012

It's the middle of summer, so why not hit the beaches? That seems to be the logic at Nokia, anyway, which has partnered with surf apparel company Quiksilver to create a special edition Lumia 610 smartphone. Availability is currently limited to the French carrier Sosh, which is a youth-oriented subsidiary of Orange, along with Quicksilver retail outlets. [WPCentral]

Bell Mobile TV update brings HD content along for the ride

Mobile Miscellany week of July 23rd, 2012

Bell's Mobile TV app received an update this week, and most importantly, it brings HD content for seven channels to the iPad, Galaxy Note and Galaxy S III. If your device isn't eligible for this round, you'll be glad to know that Bell plans to introduce HD support on more handsets in the near future. [MobileSyrup]

Nokia Camera Extras marks global launch

Mobile Miscellany week of July 23rd, 2012

Nokia's Camera Extras brings a self-timer, the ability to take panorama shots, action shots and smart group shots to the Lumia lineup of smartphones. Up until this week, however, it was only available in the US and China. Thankfully that's now a thing of the past, as Nokia has announced the global availability for its Camera Extras suite. [All About Windows Phone]

Motorola Motoluxe XT685 arrives in China

Mobile Miscellany week of July 23rd, 2012

Motorola recently debuted the RAZR V XT885 in China, and now it's time for the Motoluxe XT685 to follow suit. The Android 4.0 smartphone features a 1GHz CPU (upgraded from 800MHz), a 4-inch FWVGA display and an 8-megapixel camera. Those within mainland China can purchase the handset today for 1,999 RMB ($313), which is available in brown and white. [Android Central]

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