Noon News: New Record On Twitter, RIM Announces New Handsets, Sony Closes Down Gaming Network

Minutes after US president Barack Obama announced the death of terrorist Osama Bin Laden, the news spread like wildfire on micro-blogging platform Twitter, creating a new record for the platform. The platform’s PR department tweeted that Twitter users had sent an average of 3,440 tweets per second between 10:45pm and 2:20am EST on Sunday May 1st, setting a new record for the platform.

Canadian handset manufacturer Research In Motion has announced two new handsets, the Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 and the 9930, the only difference between the two is that the first is aimed at the GSM market while the other will be sold in CDMA ones.

Amid security concerns following the recent attack on the company’s PlayStation Network, Sony closed down its PC Game Network on Monday due to concerns that even more customer data has been stolen. Sony’s PC Game Network features a wide variety of multiplayer games such as the Everquest, Dungeon Overlord, and Free Realms.

Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the popular BlackBerry phones, announced yesterday that it has acquired Ubitexx, a software maker from Munich, Germany. The announcement came from the company at the Blackberry World developer's conference.

Research in Motion has revealed the Facebook app for its PlayBook tablet PC device at the Blackberry World Conference. The company beat Facebook in launching an app for the tablet device that exploits its 7-inch multi-touch display. RIM also offers the Facebook app for Blackberry while the social network makes apps for iOS and Android.