Despite a post from an SCEA staffer to the contrary, Home's open beta will not launch with Firmware 2.50.
"Open beta will be later this year after 2.5 is released," said the same poster, retracting his previous statement.
"Sorry about that, I should know better than to say anything that could be misconstrued like that on such an important subject."
So there we are. More on PS3F.