Broiled Earth is the first solid tank strategy game offered on WP7. If you’ve played Scorched Earth on the PC, then you will feel at home with Broiled Earth(even the name is pretty similar). Broiled Earth brings a lot of different weapon choices, from tactical nukes, to earth bombs, and has a lot of depth in  game-play mechanics and options. The game is a lot of fun, but is it worth $3? Read more below to find out.

Update: The developer released an update yesterday that has addressed some of my original concerns. Along with some general tweaks, a new level was added, and you can now turn off wind, or turn it to static. The fact that the developer is listening to customer concerns and rolling out updates is all very encouraging, and makes me feel like maybe $3 isn't too much after all. Video and pictures after the break.

Chicks'n'Vixens is a ridiculously addicting game which does a good job of reproducing the famous Angry Birds game play. In place of birds we have chickens, and instead of killing pigs, we have vixens. The game plays out strikingly similar to Angry Birds. For example, instead of a slingshot, we have a cannon, but the cannon power/trajectory operates like a slingshot – a fact that the developers points out in the game description. Like Angry Birds, Chicks’n’Vixens has progressively harder levels with fortresses built of materials with differing toughness. The player has to use their chicken’s special abilities to most effectively destroy these fortresses which protect the Vixens. Video and pictures after the break.

Sprint's product chief Fared Adib
On Thursday February 24th, Sprint will announce its first Windows Phone. It will be an HTC 7 Pro, but renamed Arrive, specifically for Sprint. Let me be clear upfront, this looks to be a quality landscape sliding keyboard device. But that’s the problem - Sprint almost exclusively releases landscape keyboard sliders. For those of us who want a larger screen, without the thickness of a keyboard, our best bet is the Evo 4G, which is among one of the thickest, if not the thickest, slate device on the market today. Why can’t we get hardware on par with the Droid X, or Droid Incredible? Or speaking WP7 hardware, why can’t Sprint get something comparable to the Samsung Focus, which has a brilliant 4” SAMOLED, and is about as thin as an iPhone 4. 

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