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News@10: Google Nexus S Launch Delayed, Microsoft Looking to "Quadruple" Kinect Accuracy & Apple iPad

Limited availability as well as strong customer interest has convinced Carphone Warehouse to postpone the launch of the Google Nexus S, the smartphone manufactured by Samsung, by two days, until Wednesday 22nd.

Microsoft is reportedly working to quadruple the accuracy of its Kinect motion-sensing Xbox 360 peripheral. According to a Eurogamer source, Microsoft is looking to improve the Kinect’s accuracy to detect finger movements and hand rotation.

Data compiled by research analyst firm Context Research shows that the 64GB, 3G version of the Apple iPad was the most sought after model in the UK.

The European Commission (EC) has launched the European eGovernment Action Plan, aimed at supporting “the transition to a new generation of open, flexible and seamless eGovernment services at local, regional, national and EU levels."

Google on Monday announced that it will continue to provide its free calling feature for Gmail until the end of 2011. The calling feature, which is similar to Google Voice, was made free for the company's e-mail service in 2010, allowing users to make free calls anywhere across the US and Canada.