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Late News: Nokia Lumia 900 Coming to UK on April 27?, New iPad Online Traffic Stats, Amazon Seeks Higher Publisher Discounts

Nokia's flagship smartphone hit the shelves on Sunday (opens in new tab) in America and enjoyed a warm welcome from its customers. The mobile is a larger version of last year's Lumia 800 and comes with the promise of 4G connectivity. Despite its top selling position on the Amazon US charts, the Lumia 900 has a serious issue.

The top of the Finnish Lumia range (opens in new tab) will be introduced to UK consumers in a couple of weeks. The news of which, has now been revealed by Nokia retailers. Phones4U is already taking pre-orders on-line, with the website announcing 27th of April as its delivery date. For the British customers, this retailer will be releasing the white version of the device, on a two-year contract, with O2.

The Maryland General Assembly has passed a bill (opens in new tab) that forbids employers in the state to ask workers and potential employees for their social network passwords as a condition of employment. The bill has yet to be signed into law by Governor Martin O'Malley and it remains unclear if he will do so.

Jumptap, a mobile ad network, has released its latest Mobile (opens in new tab) STAT report on the mobile ecosystem - where the report reveals the traffic data figures behind the iPad. The new iPad came out strong in the first days after the release, but later the usage of the new Apple tablet dropped.

Book publishers are worried that Amazon's quest (opens in new tab) for greater discounts will create too much pressure, and will eventually crush them. Publisher McFarland & Co. received an email from the Internet giant, wanting a better deal for wholesale purchases. Amazon wanted to buy the small publishers' books at 45 per cent off the cover price. McFarland & Co. had to refuse, and fortunately, Amazon relented.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.