News@10: Nokia N8 Smartphone Available For £20 Monthly, Schmidt To Stay 10 Years At Google & Huawei

The Nokia N8 can now be purchased on a pay monthly package for as little as £20.42 per month on a two year contract; it is the first time that we're seeing a top of the range handset from any manufacturer being sold for so cheap. The device is available from Buymobilephones on T-Mobile with 300 minutes, 300 texts and unlimited internet booster (with a fair usage limit).

Outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt has said he wants to stay at Google in his new role as executive chairman for another 10 years. Schmidt, who announced last week that he will be stepping down as CEO in favour of Google co-founder Larry Page from 4 April, said that he is “very personally excited” about his next decade with the company.

Huawei has successfully barred Motorola from selling $1.2 billion worth of intellectual property to Nokia Siemens. The company originally sued Motorola earlier this week, demanding that the sale be put on hold until the Chinese manufacturers’ property claim had passed arbitration by the courts.

Google is reportedly in talks to acquire film recommendation site fflick for around $10 million. Founded by former Digg employees Kurt Wilms, Ron Gorodetzky, Dav Zimak and Marc Hemeon last year, fflick allows users to sign-in to the site with their Twitter accounts to view tweets from people they follow about current top-rated films.

The UK video games industry body, The Association For UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE), has revealed that for every single game that is purchased legally, four games are pirated. The organisation has released the new statistic calculating the ratio of pirated to legally bought games at 4:1, following a report by the BBC last week.