News@5: Dell Inspiron Duo, Google Launches Hotpot Local Recommendation Tool & The Nexus S

Dell is expected to announce the release of its Inspiron Duo hybrid tablet-laptop next week, industry insiders have suggested. Cnet reports that industry sources familiar with the launch plans expect the device to be annoucned as early 23 November. Dell is still yet to make an official comment on the subject. The tablet laptop will allegedly feature a 10 inch screen and will boast a duel core Atom processor.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops developer Treyarch has announced that it is working on a downloadable patch for the PS3 version of the game. The highly successful Call of Duty title is set to be patched following a string of reports that there are several faults within the game.

Google has launched a new local recommendation tool for the latest Maps for Android application. Named Hotpot, the tool combines information from Google Places' collection of over 50 million locations around the world, local reviews and user recommendations to better tailor a person’s search results.

LG is set to launch the most powerful smartphone ever, one which will be part of the Android-based Optimus line, one that bears the Google logo prominently. Engadget managed to get hold of a few snapshots of the beast - apparently codenamed Star - which will come with a 8-megapixel camera (with flash), a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor (based on the Cortex A9) plus a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen.

During yesterday's Web 2.0 summit 2010, Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google was asked a question over the successor of the Nexus One by John Battelle of Federated Media. Battelle reminded Schmidt about the fact that he said, earlier this year, that there wouldn't be any Nexus Two following the closure of the Nexus store and the EOL-ing of the Nexus One.