IHS Screen digest has come out with their yearly report on online movie sell-though and Internet video-on-demand (iVOD) service and while Apple is stil at the top (by a lot, we might add) their dominance in the market appears to be waning.
If you took the under bet on the the number of times the Dell Venue Pro would get delayed, chances are you lost your money. According to Clove, Dell has once again pushed back the release in the UK; this time until early March (we'll believe it when we see it). They have not offered any explanation of this latest delay.
In other very timely news, Clove now has the HTC 7 Pro in stock for £360.00. They are also including a free HTC BH M300 Bluetooth headset. So if you are tired of waiting for Dell to get their act together, and you don't fancy the Quantum, here's your chance to get a slide-out-keyboard-equipped WP7 device in the UK.
And if you're so inclined, check out Clove's video tour of the 7 Pro after the jump...
Bad news if you enjoy Last.fm on your "iPhone, Android device, Logitech Squeezebox, Sonos system, Revo AXiS, Ikon, Domino or Heritage device, Roberts Stream 63i, 205, Colourstream and 83i radios, Teufel machine, Onkyo AV receiver and Denon and Marantz AV receivers"--your Last.fm will now require a subscription service.
A week or so ago, Jabborworx released the Windows Phone 7 game Chicks n Vixens. The game was released as a Beta and while the first version of the game was a little on the rough side, two updates have polished the Windows Phone game up nicely. Graphics have improved, load times quicker, and overall performance is better. Additional updates are in line that will add more features and clean things up even further.
The game premise is simple. You launch your supply of chickens from a canon to take out a group of foxes that are hold up in various strongholds built of wood, glass, stone and steel. You have an assortment of chickens at your disposal that go supersonic, explode, and drop egg bombs all in a unified effort to destroy the foxes. Sounds a lot like Angry Birds, right? The game has just as much potential as the game it's modeled after and with a few more updates it could be just as popular.
In playing Chicks n Vixens, we found it to be an enjoyable, mildly addictive game. For the most part, the game ran smoothly with no major bugs, glitches or crashes experienced. The canon can be a little sensitive (at times it fired while scrolling around the playing field) and the game lacks a Help or How-to section. All of which should be addressed in future updates.
Chicks n Vixen is a free game and you can download your copy here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace. Once you give Chicks n Vixens a try, feel free to chime in over at the Forums with any suggestions you may have for the developer.
Ease on past the break to see Chicks n Vixens in action.
Smartphones have always had the label of "battery eaters" when compared to a regular mobile phone. A good number of years back, a Nokia 3210 would last for an entire year (although we still believe they were secretly powered by miniature nuclear reactors). Windows Phone 7 is not exempt from this battery life issue for majority of owners, but there are ways to tackle the problem and preserve some battery - at the loss of some functionality.