News@8pm: iPhone 5 specs and PSN delays

Plus: Activision talks Modern Warfare 3

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Sony today revealed further delays to the re-launch of the Playstation Network. The online gaming portal will now be closed until May 31st following last month's cyber attack. Meanwhile, Activision finally broke their silence on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, giving the biggest hint yet of a release later this month.


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Nokia could be set to unveil a 3D tablet device in the future, if a patent filed by the phone-maker in late April is anything to go by. The device would be similar in design to that of the Nintendo 3DS, providing users with a glasses-free 3D experience. For fans of Ninty's portable games console, it was confirmed today that FIFA 12 will be coming to the device. Players can look forward to the standard 11 vs 11 action as well some 5-a-side 3D Street Football.

Latest iPhone 5 rumours suggest the new iPhone will feature a new voice controlled interface. Apple has partnered up with speech recognition experts Nuance, beating Microsoft to the software, reports say today. The Californian company is reportedly looking to utilize its recent acquisition of voice tech company Siri to improve user's audio interface in future handsets. In iPad news, the mystery of how Playboy got its app past Steve Jobs' no porn policy has been revealed: they didn't. The uncensored, subscription based iPad content will be available to users via an optimised website, rather than as a downloadable app.

In the world of smartphones, the HTC Salsa will only be available to users on O2 network. The handset dubbed the 'Facebook Phone', is to be released in June alongside the HTC ChaCha. Elsewhere, LG has revealed a free 3D augmented reality browser app in the lead up to the release of its much touted LG Optimus 3D smartphone. The phone is the first to feature glasses free 3D technology, and is due to be released this summer.