News@8pm: iPhone 5 release date and Sony PSPgo pulled

Plus: World's biggest Pac-Man and why Twitter ruins relationships

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It's been a mixed day for the tech behemoth Apple. It lost the element of surprise for the iPhone 5 launch date as the much anticipated handset's September release leaked. On the upside, global tablet sales are projected to reach $49 billion by 2015 so that iPad cash cow isn't about to dry up any time soon.


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Nokia's troubles continue as the company's Mobile Solutions Executive up and quits just days ahead of the Nokia World conference in London. It isn't all doom and gloom for the Finnish company, however, as the device tipped to be its saviour, the Nokia N8 gets UK contract fees on O2, T-Mobile and Vodafone. That's two big manufacturers with turbulent days then.

Halo: Reach launches tomorrow, well, midnight tonight actually and to celebrate the fact Microsoft has pulled out all of the stops and sent a Halo Noble Team Spartan soldier flying through the London skies strapped to a jetpack(video included). The jetpack stunt was fuelled by the inclusion of the futuristic transporter in the new title. To keep you ahead of the game, here's our full review of Halo: Reach. Now get queuing for the midnight launch.

Futuristic gaming comes in a different form here as two of the next eras of gaming, Sony's motion controlled PlayStation Move peripheral and the Nintendo 3DS make the news. Whilst a rumour leaked on Twitter suggests the Nintendo 3DS will launch in Japan on November 20th, Move, which is due to launch this week has Sony throwing sly insults Microsoft's way via the Kinect bashing Yaybuttons website. Ding ding, round… erm, well it's a big number.