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by George Heymann

Titan II and Lumia 900 set launch date, Xbox games coming to other platforms? Google Music Updated

Smartphone Briefs

By Chris Coleman|@PhoneKnack

AT&T is hitting the ground running in 2012, opening the year with two Windows Phones. Both the HTC Titan II and the Nokia Lumia 900 are hitting shelves on March 18th. The HTC Titan II can be yours for $199.99 on a new two-year contract. It features a whooping 4.7 inch screen, a 16megapixel camera, 1.5 GHz processor, and will run on AT&T’s LTE(4G) network. The Nokia Lumia 900 on the other hand will be only $99.99 but still gives the Titan II a run for it’s money. The Lumia has a slightly smaller 4.3 inch screen, with a 8megapixel camera on the back, and a 1.4 GHz processor, however, it has a larger battery compared to the Titan II. Like the Titan II, the Lumia is also compatible with AT&T’s LTE(4G) network.

This year is starting off very well for Microsoft and their Windows Phone line, look for them to continue to make a push in the smartphone market throughout the rest of this year

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All You Need Is a Computer Now

by Ruben Corbo

broadbandexpert.com

The Revolution of Computers Taking Over Every Other Technological Device

The computer is the king of electronics. All other forms of entertainment are becoming outdated as computers keep being able to do more. Computers are becoming the focal point of people’s lives. They are no longer just for work and school. Today more people use their computers for entertainment, then they do for their jobs. The computer does things faster, better, and more efficiently than any single device designed specifically for one specific purpose.

Replacing the Radio

The radio was once the focal point of people’s lives. It was where everyone listened to the newest music. People began their days by listening in to their favorite morning talk shows. There was a radio in every home, and you could often see people carrying portable radios with them. You no longer need a radio to enjoy your favorite stations; all you need is a computer.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sets all-time record for the biggest entertainment launch with more than $400 million in North America and UK sales alone

by Abdul Montaqim

Technology Market

Shattering its own day-one sales records, Activision Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, announced that its highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has become the biggest entertainment launch ever with an estimated sell-through of more than $400 million and more than 6.5 million units in North America and the United Kingdoalone in the first 24 hours of its release, according to Chart track and retail customer sell-through information.

This marks the third consecutive year that the Call of Duty franchise has set day one launch records across all forms of entertainment, something no other entertainment franchise in any medium has ever accomplished. Last year, in North America and the United Kingdom, Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops had estimated day-one sell-through of $360 million and in 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, set day-one records with estimated sell through of $310 million, according to Chart track and retail customer sell-through information.

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Gears of War 3 sells more than 3 million in one week, taking franchise past $1 billion

by Mai Tao

Technology Market

The most anticipated video game of the year arrived last week with the worldwide launch of Gears of War 3. Following more than 22,000 midnight madness launch events, Microsoft and Epic Games today announced that the Xbox 360 exclusive sold more than 3 million copies worldwide in its first week since release, cementing Gears 3 as the biggest game of 2011 and catapulting the franchise beyond one billion dollars in lifetime sales.

In just one week, Gears 3 has already grossed more than any 2011 video game to date. In addition to topping this year’s sales charts, the Gears of War franchise joins the elite ranks of only a select few game franchises to surpass $1 billion in sales.

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Find and reserve redbox movies nearby with this official Android app, built by redbox!

by George Heymann

techeadlines@gmail.com

The official Android redbox app is now available in the Android Market. The redbox app lets you browse and reserve movies, plus find the nearest redbox kiosk with maps from wherever you are. You can see what movies are available, including specific movies at selected kiosks. That way, you will know what is available where at any given time.

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7 event!

The recently held Microsoft Windows Phone 7 event saw company officials announce the first 10 handsets to support the platform. Handsets are coming soon from launch partners Samsung, LG, HTC and Dell.

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