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Today's Tech: HTC to launch flagship M7 smartphone, Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ reviewed

HTC is preparing a flagship handset, dubbed the HTC M7, to rival leading smartphones such as Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S3. Reports have emerged that the device will be available in March next year. Rumoured features include a Qualcomm quad-core processor, a 5in full HD display, a 13-megapixel camera and a unibody aluminium shell. Follow the link to find out more.

The wait is nearly over for Research In Motion's do-or-die shot at a revival. BlackBerry 10 is finally emerging this coming January, so we decided to grill RIM on its new platform. Taking a security angle, we've analysed whether regaining its status as the most secure and reliable OS on the market is the key to BlackBerry becoming a corporate staple once again. The lost ground in the consumer sector may now be too much to make up, but going back to its roots as a stalwart in the enterprise sector could yet set RIM on the path to recapturing its former glory.

Google has redacted free access to its productivity suite of web apps for small businesses. Companies that hold a work force of 50 employees or less will no longer be exempt from premium rates, as Google hopes to expand its sources of income beyond advertising. Read on for more details about the change in policy.

With the holiday season around the corner, Sascha Segan's review of Barnes & Noble's Nook HD+ comes just in time for those who may be considering stuffing your loved ones' stockings with budget-friendly tablets. Sascha found the device, which retails for £229 for a 16GB model, to offer an impressive build and and a good high resolution display. But, ultimately, its limited media support and app selection could prove to be its downfall, especially when stacked up against iOS and Android alternatives. Check out the full review of the Nook HD+ for more details about just how the tablet measures up.