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Late News: No Xbox 720 in 2012, Sony Xperia S Delayed, 6 Million Units of Amazon Kindle Fire Sold

Sad day for all Xbox loyalists who were eagerly waiting for the arrival of the Xbox 360 successor as a Microsoft executive has confirmed that the Xbox 720 won't be hitting store shelves this year. The revelation by Microsoft France's Cedrick Delmas did not come as a surprise to many as the company is yet to introduce a price cut in the Xbox 360 - meaning the console's life cycle is yet to get over.

There's bad news for fanboys looking to lay their hands on the massively anticipated Sony Xperia S - as a report by The Inquirer states that has officially confirmed that the device won't be available in the store as per previous expectations. According to the site's listing for the device, the Xperia S won't be in stock until February 13.

A new report suggests that the retail giant Amazon sold over 6 million units of its flagship tablet device - Kindle Fire during the last quarter of 2011. Amazon's Kindle Fire was one of the most anticipated tablet last year until its launch in the month of November last year and consumers have given positive reviews about the tablet; however, till date it is not clear as to how many units of this device have been shipped.

The European Commission has announced that it is looking into Samsung's patent deals in order to find out if the company misused its intellectual property rights for distorting competition in the luscious European mobile market. According to the commission, the investigation will be specifically targeted at learning whether the South Korea based consumer electronics maker had disobeyed the existing agreement for licensing some key technologies to its competitors.

Canadian tech outfit Research In Motion has proudly announced that its flagship product BlackBerry has emerged as the best selling smartphone in the UK market for the second consecutive year. According to the latest statistics, BlackBerry managed to bag approximately 27.7 per cent of market shares in the UK's smartphone market.