We’ve see BBC iPlayer reach many devices over time, but it’s been conspicuously absent on Windows Phone. Nokia has stepped into give us some relief, and it’s now promising that a port of the TV catch-up service will be ready for your Lumia 800 “in weeks.” Good news no doubt, although Nokia’s encyclopedic knowledge of British TV streaming is also dashing hopes of using the Sky Go mobile app on Windows Phone anytime soon: the same Nokia rep doesn’t see Sky being ready for a “good few months” at the earliest. As such, you’ll have no problems keeping up with Doctor Who and Sherlock when they’re airing, but we wouldn’t count on watching live football matches for awhile.
BBC iPlayer reaching Windows Phone within ‘weeks,’ will catch up with Sherlock on your Lumia (update: perhaps not)
We know you’ve got questions, and if you’re brave enough to ask the world for answers, here’s the outlet to do so. This week’s Ask Engadget inquiry is from is from Daniel (no relation), who wants to upgrade his parents cellphones. If you’re looking to send in an inquiry of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com .
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Nokia’s been an annual fixture at the Open Snowboarding Championships for a few years. While one gets sponsorship dollars, the other gleans a slice of snow sport cool. At this year’s event, Nokia rigged up 18 Lumia 800 s to capture the snowboarders’ mid-air posturing, recording the video with a specially developed app.
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Nokia goes bullet time on snowboarders, the ’90s wants its culture back (video)
Earlier this week in Refresh Roundup , we wrote of a Vodafone-branded update for the Lumia 800 with a designation of 1600.2487.8107.12070. Among the enhancements, the new software version was said to provide longer battery life — a welcome improvement, no doubt — but we could’ve never guessed the significance of the gain. The folks at WPCentral recently forced the update onto their own phones and, get this, they assert the new software has nearly tripled(!) their battery life
Nokia Lumia 800 update reportedly triples battery life
In the midst of this week’s mobile madness, Skype has announced that its finally ready to arrive on its good friend ‘s mobile platform.
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Skype app launches beta version on Windows Phone Mango and up (video)
Canadians may still have to wait a bit longer for some official word of the Lumia 900′s possible debut in the country (the latest rumors suggest it may be heading to Rogers), but there’s now at least a firm date for the launch of its slightly smaller counterpart. Telus confirmed today that the Nokia Lumia 800 will be available on March 2nd (in your choice of black, cyan or magenta), although it’s unfortunately still not providing a price. As you may recall, Nokia’s other new Windows Phone, the Lumia 710 , made its Canadian debut on Rogers earlier this month, where it can be had for as little as $50 on-contract or just over $250 off-contract.
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you’re like us and really want to know what’s going on, then you’ve come to the right place. This week, we bring you announcements of LTE expansion from AT&T, US Cellular and Verizon, along with news of three Samsung smartphones that received WiFi certification — each are thought to be high-end devices and bound for US carriers.
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Mobile Miscellany: week of February 13th, 2012
This week may not have been incredibly packed with news in the mobile world, but it was still easy to miss a few stories here and there. Here’s some of the other stuff that happened in the wide world of wireless for the week of January 23, 2012: Continue reading Mobile Miscellany: week of January 23, 2012 Mobile Miscellany: week of January 23, 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 28 Jan 2012 17:34:00 EDT.