BBC iPlayer now available on Windows Phone 8, but Windows Phone 7.5 version canned

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It's been a long old wait, but the BBC iPlayer catch-up TV app is now available on Windows Phone 8 devices. Rather than a ground-up build of the service, the Windows Phone 8 version of the app is actually a…

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VIDEO: Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 928 flagship Windows Phone

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Nokia have officially revealed the Nokia Lumia 928, their new flagship Windows Phone handset. And with it comes the first hands-on clip with smartphone, courtesy of the official Nokia Conversations channel. Hit the clip above to check it out. Set…

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BBC iPlayer *finally* coming to Windows Phone 8 and 7.5

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The BBC iPlayer app will soon be available to Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5 users. The app will act as shortcut application available through the Windows Phone Store, making iPlayer available as a Live Tile, wrapping both the…

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O2 offering Nokia Lumia 620 at bargain £119.99 for one day only!

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Looking for a bargain smartphone deal today? Look no further than O2's stores – for one day only, they're offering UK customers the chance to bag the brand-spanking-new Nokia Lumia 620 at the low, low price of just £119.99. With…

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Xbox Live Arcade games headed to Windows 8 PC, phone and tablet devices

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Microsoft have announced the launch of Play for Windows 8, a new initiative that looks to put Xbox Live Arcade games from the Xbox 360 console onto computers, smartphones and tablets running their latest operating system. Promoting the cross-device smarts…

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CES 2013: Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 handset better come cheap or not at all

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Huawei have revealed their first Windows Phone 8 handset, and while we'd hoped for a high-spec Windows Phone showcase as the company's first entry into Microsoft's flock, the Ascend W1 has ended up being more than a little underwhelming. A…

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Google preventing a decent YouTube app from hitting Windows Phone 8?

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Microsoft are claiming that Google are preventing YouTube from putting together a fully-fledged Windows Phone YouTube app. Currently, users of Microsoft's Windows Phone OS have a limited YouTube app that is little better than the lowly mobile web service that…

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Microsoft's Ballmer calls Apple "controlling", Android "wild"

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Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer has laid into his competition in the mobile space, calling Apple's iPhone and iPad ecosystem "highly priced" and "highly controlled", while he considers Android to be "wild" and "uncontrolled". Speaking to LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, a…

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