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Nokia (NYSE:NOK) shares are getting left out on a day when many European tech stocks are taking off. The most likely reason is unlucky NOK’s link with the even more unfortunate Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) and its – how can we put it? – fiasco. Investors are uneasy regarding demand for low-end to mid-range phones, and also the future of any mobile original equipment manufacturer that is not tied to iOS or Android. However, all is not grim: Flickr is joining Microsoft in the adoption of Nokia Maps.
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Digitimes tablet chatter includes word that Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) will follow up on the intro of the Nexus 7 tablet, by presenting a 10″ model that uses touch panels from AU Optronics and Wintek. Also speculated is that a Chinese-language site claims that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will launch a new 9.7″ iPad this summer that will be thinner and boast better battery life than the latest iPad.
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is said to be developing a 10″ model of Kindle Fire that will accompany the likely summer refresh of its 7″ model, according to a BGR report. In addition, it’s being forecast that the build quality for the new models should be “vastly improved” from the current version, with metal casing being used instead of plastic.
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