Updated from 2:20 p.m. EDT
Widely held tech stocks stayed mostly in the green Wednesday, with
Research In Motion
and the rest of the tech sector stealing the spotlight.
RIM, which on Wednesday launched an application store akin to the
iPhone store, ended Wednesday up 5.8% to $45.62. Apple shares, meanwhile, rose 3.4% to 108.69.
rose 3.8% to $12.11.
rose 2.4% to $4.33. And
rose 2.8% to $8.83.
Telco service providers also were on the positive side.
led the pack, shooting up 11.2% to end the day at $3.97.
revealed as a client for its
, was closed up 3.4% to $31.22.
, which unveiled its new netbook lineup, rose 2.9% to $25.92.
rose 2.5% to $12.66.
Among computer makers,
Dell rose 0.4% to $9.52.
rose 2.6% to $32.88. And
was up 0.7% to $97.61.
Moving on to semiconductors,
fell 1.6% to $16.25.
ended the day at $15.03 after a $1472 open.
fell 1% to $3.02.
Meanwhile, Internet firm
climbed 1.7% to $354.09.
fell 0.5% to $12.75.
rose 5.1% to $19.31.