News@8pm: iPad 2 stock shortages and IE9 released

Plus: Bon Jovia attacks Steve Jobs and HTC Flyer

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Apple's iPad 2 launched in the US last Friday, like you didn't already know, and since then the second-gen tablet has been shifting like those metaphorical hot cakes. Tipped as Apple's most successful launch to date, the iPad 2 is reported to have sold one million units in its opening weekend in the states. This surge of sales has seen Apple report iPad 2 stock shortages with the camera-touting tablet now taking four to five weeks to ship online orders.


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In general tech news Microsoft has officially launched Internet Explorer 9 with the web browser facing up to its rivals with a number of bold claims and handy new features. Elsewhere the recent Terminate the Rate campaign has resulted in Ofcom capping the rates mobile network providers can charge landline operators for connect calls to mobiles.

Upcoming tech news has seen information on a 10-inch HTC Flyer tablet leak with the iPad rivalling mooted device appearing in training material for those seemingly hugely prepared staff at office supplies superstore Staples. Other future product updates has seen reports Nokia's Windows Phone 7 handsets have been delayed until 2012 as Microsoft pushes back the OS's large Mango update.

More Apple news as rock legend Jon Bon Jovi has released a scathing attack on Apple's Steve Jobs openly declaring it is Job's who is solely responsible for the teetering downfall of the music industry. Back to the new tablet and mobile network provider Three has announced it will host the iPad 2 with a range of exclusive data plans. For more on the iPad 2 check out our hands-on ten things to do video below.