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I have read about many times like as given below:

Nokia N8 Mobile Support A 12-Megapixel Camera.

and

Nokia N8 Mobile Sports A 12-Megapixel Camera.

So my questions are:

  1. Is there any difference in the meaning of those two words here?
  2. If yes, then when should one use support and when sports?
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The first one should read supports, not support. Also, support doesn't really make sense in the context you gave: when talking about devices, to support means to have the ability to use something with the device, but to sport means simply to have a feature.

For example, my netbook sports (has) USB connectors, therefore it supports USB devices.

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Yep - this usage of sports comes from the meaning of the verb to sport which means to wear or be decorated with. –  psmears Mar 12 '11 at 18:21
    
It means in my case Sport word is correct. Am i right? –  Vikas Patidar Mar 12 '11 at 18:22
    
@Vikas: Yes, that's right: The Nokia N8 mobile sports a 12-megapixel camera. –  Jon Purdy Mar 12 '11 at 18:23

The word that works here is "sports" and it means the same as "features" would in

Nokia n8 Mobile features a 12-megapixel camera.

It might also support such a camera, but that is not the intent of the copywriter or reviewer in such a case.

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