News@8pm: More iPad deals and free Xbox Live

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More cheap iPads in the offing: Orange and T-Mobile have led the charge with their plans to unleash a bargain-bucket subsidised iPad. And now Three is following suit, announcing that it will also be selling Apple's tablet on the cheap.

Motorola's best phone yet hits the shelves: The Motorola Milestone 2 has finally gone on sale here in the UK. Expansys has slapped the flagship Android phone with a hefty £379 price tag SIM-free.

Nokia X7 gaming phone spied: Remember the Nokia N-Gage? Nokia's first stab at a gaming handset – back in the humble days before dedicated app stores – was a bizarrely ill-conceived monster of a handset that required you to hold it side on to talk. Hopefully the Nokia X7, which turned up in pics and video today, will be a different beast.

Branson's project iPad: Speculation is rife that our favourite beardy billionnaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is set to launch a Virgin iPad magazine called Project on Monday.

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Free Xbox Live: Microsoft has jumped on the Black Friday bandwagon, gifting Xbox LIVE Gold for free over the weekend, starting today. The gratis online content will be handed over to Silver members, who MS is hoping to win over with a showcase of Gold-only features.

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