News@8pm: iPad 2 rear camera confirmed and PSP 2

Plus: Jamie Oliver talks apps and T-Rex tooth iPhone 4

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Apple iPad 2 rumours are all the rage at present with today's fill giving with one hand whilst taking away with the other. Whilst we disappointingly learnt Apple has decided against an OLED display for the second gen tablet in favour of a backlight option, a leaked iPad 2 case has all but confirmed the device will feature a rear-facing camera when it launches early next year. On the iPhone gadget blinger Stuart Hughes has revealed a £40,000 iPhone 4 created with a T-Rex tooth.


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Mobile App development might well be a booming industry at present but it is a market that is exciting some and angering others. Whilst on the positive front celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has declared his love for apps dubbing the smartphone fillers “more brilliant than books”, charitable organisations are angered by Apple's refusal to incorporate in-app donations to iOS based apps. If you are an app fan head on over to the T3 AppVent calendar for your daily chance to win free apps.

Google's Android dominates headlines and apparently users hearts as it was today revealed more than 300,000 Android powered devices are activated every day. These hoards of Android users will have even more to smile about shortly especially if they sport a HTC handset as the Taiwanese manufacturer announces a number of its devices are to receive the Android 2.3 update shortly.

Future tech news is always a tantalising prospect and today got two exciting new contenders. Samsung is reportedly working on a 10-inch Windows Phone 7 tablet with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard whilst the long awaited PSP 2 is reportedly to boast PS3 quality graphics when it eventually launches.