News@10: Nokia N8 delayed, IBM To Buy Netazza & A New iPad

Microsoft has confirmed that a number of gamers cannot play Halo: Reach on their Xbox 360s. Microsoft has confirmed that there is a small percentage of Halo: Reach players who are experiencing trouble while trying to play the game on their Xbox 360 console.

Nokia has confirmed that its first Symbian^3 smartphone, the N8, will come in October rather than in September. The announcement came only days after the Nokia World conference in London. In a statement, Nokia said that they have decided to hold the shipments for a few days to do some final ameds and ensure a great user experience.

IBM has struck a $1.7 billion deal to acquire data-warehousing company Netezza. Netezza, which is based in Marlborough, Massachusetts, provides integration services for hardware with software programs that store and analyse data.

A new Apple iPad may be in the pipeline and scheduled to be launched by the first quarter of next year according to rumours from the Taiwanese press. Components for a second generation 9.7-inch iPad tablet are said to be "completing validation". These parts include a touch panel and the reinforced glass.

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Oracle have settled the lawsuit concerning former HP CEO Mark Hurd joining Oracle at a court in California. HP had filed a lawsuit against its former CEO immediately after he joined