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Stories You May Have Missed – February 14, 2011

Today was certainly a hectic day in the world of technology to say the least. We’ve compiled a list of TechnoBuffalo’s top headlines for today to help you make sense of it all.

1. LG Launches Optimus 3D and Optimus Pad

Mobile 3D is officially coming to market. With LG’s announcement earlier today, unveiling the Optimus 3D, which features a three-dimensional display with a dual core processor. Running on a 4.3-inch WVGA display, the device is said to blow “every other competitive device currently on the market” away in the Quadrant benchmarking test. LG also announced its Android 3.0 tablet, dubbed the Optimus Pad, which features an integrated 3D camera. Featuring an 8.9-inch display for one-handed use, the Optimus Pad houses a powerful NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. Are you on the 3D bandwagon.

LG Launches Optimus 3D and Optimus Pad
LG Optimus Pad Tablet Hands-On Video

2. LG and YouTube Announce Partnership

Coinciding with the slew of device announcements earlier today, LG announced a partnership with YouTube to bring 3D content to the video monolith. 3D video viewed on YouTube would require the use of 3D glasses, but 3D content on the phone can be viewed glasses-free. Would you be willing to watch 3D videos on YouTube?

LG and YouTube Announce 3D Partnership

3. Windows Phone 7 Gets Multitasking, Twitter Integration

During Microsoft’s Mobile World Congress event held earlier today in Barcelona, Microsoft announced updates that will roll out to Windows Phone 7 devices. Including copy and paste, Twitter integration, Office support, multitasking, and a new web browsing experience based on IE9, the improvements are set to roll out this year. Are you looking forward to them?

4. Defiant Map Pack for Halo: Reach Detailed

For the tiny cost of 800 Microsoft Points, the Defiant Map Pack for Halo Reach features 3 new maps to be released in March of 2011. Are you willing to shell out the extra cash for more Halo action.

Halo: Reach’s Next Map Pack – Defiant (Video)

5. Xperia Play Officially Unveiled

Colloquially known as the PlayStation Phone, the Sony Xperia Play was officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona. The phone will ship in the US first in March, available on the Verizon network. While there are no pricing details available, we do know that the device will sport Android Gingerbread and be the first PlayStation certified device.

Sony Officially Unveils the Xperia Play
Rogers Receiving Xperia Arc And Xperia Play

6. PlayStation 2 Hits 150 Million Milestone

With the legendary console entering its eleventh year of existence, Sony announced earlier today that the PlayStation 2 has sold over 150 million units, by far the best-selling console of all time. Though this might come as a surprise, its popularity in developing natures has lengthened the lifespan of the device.

PlayStation 2 Hits 150 Million Milestone

7. HTC’s Facebook Phone Leaked in Photos

There were rumors a few weeks back that HTC was producing a set of Facebook-centric phones that would be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it appears as if these might actually be announced this week. From PocketNow, we have received some snazzy photographs of the device-in-question. Would you purchase a Facebook-centric device?

HTC’s “Facebook Phone” In Photos


Jack McGrath

Rooted in his childhood obsession with dismantling and reassembling gizmos and gadgets around the house, Jack McGrath's knowledge of programming,...

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