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Tech wrap: RIM delays tablet update, Nokia unveils Lumias

October 26, 2011

Research In Motion won’t upgrade the software for its much-maligned PlayBook tablet computer until February, months behind schedule, and the new version still won’t feature the popular BlackBerry Messenger application.

Geo-engineering technology to absorb climate-warming carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere can be rolled out by 2018, the UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) said.

Nokia unveiled two sleek new Microsoft Windows phones on Wednesday, a first step in the ailing cellphone maker’s fightback against Apple and Google. The flagship Lumia 800 and more basic Lumia 710 will go on sale in key European markets by the Christmas holiday season.

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Shares of Amazon.com Inc fell 11 percent on Wednesday, a day after the company forecast a disappointing outlook for the current quarter on costs related to Kindle and other investments to grow the company.

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