Amazon Takes Fight to Apple, Nokia Still Rules In India: Tech Business Wrap

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is taking the fight to iPad Mini’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) arrival by placing a huge ad on its home page that favorably compares the $199 Kindle Fire HD with the $329 Mini. Of course, the advertisement does not mention the Kindle Fire’s lukewarm reviews.

Leap Wireless Inernational‘s (NASDAQ:LEAP) Chief Executive, Doug Hutcheson, says that the prepaid iPhone 5 units being sold by his company are moving “very well,” but as with its peer carriers, Leap faces iPhone 5 supply shortages.

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One market in which the embattled phone major Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) has not suffered the loss of its lead in market share is India. According to the research firm CMR, the company comprised 22.2 percent of Indian mobile phone shipments in the first half, placing it far ahead of the number two Samsung (SSNLF.PK) with its 13 percent and the third place Micromax with 5.5 percent.

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