Tech stocks were trading in an out of flat levels Tuesday as investors digested a weak consumer confidence report and continued economic concerns against the backdrop of falling to three-month lows in stocks.

Cellphone maker


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gained 47 cents, or 1.9%, to $24.90. The company said that it will acquire Symbian, the consortium that makes the operating system for its phones. Mobile devices based on Symbian OS account for 60% of the converged mobile device segment and the Symbian OS represented approximately 7% of all mobile device sales in 2007, up from 5% in 2006, said Nokia. Nokia will spend 264 million euros (approximately $411.5 million) to purchase the 52% of stake in Symbian that it does not already own.



was up 65 cents, or 3%, to $22.10 following speculation that the company's buyout talks with


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may be back on. Another


suggested that Microsoft and Yahoo! may be willing to restart negotiations around the sale of the company's search engine business alone.


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added 30 cents, or 1.3%, to $22.38 ahead of the company's fourth-quarter earnings report. Analysts are expecting EPS of 44 cents on revenue of $6.86 billion, compared with EPS of 37 cents on revenue of $5.88 billion a year ago.

Shares of


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were down $5.72, or 20.7%, to $21.98 after


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a free media planning tool for advertisers called Ad Planner which gives ad buyers information about sites that their audience is most likely to visit.

Virgin Mobile

( VM) lost 45 cents, or 13%, to $3 after it said it will offer unlimited calling for $79.99 a month. The plan is lower than that rivals


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Shares of

Sonus Networks


fell 56 cents, or 13.6%, to $3.57 after the company said it is in talks with Legatum Capital, its largest shareholder, to help resolve the disputes between the two. Legatum Capital owns about 25% of Sonus and has raised questions about Sonus' performance, withholding its votes for directors standing for election to the company's board.