Nokia: BBC iPlayer for Windows Phone coming soon

Nokia: BBC iPlayer for Windows Phone coming soonThe Windows Phone Marketplace is miles behind Apple’s App Store and Google Play in terms of volume, but Nokia’s Stephen Elop - for one - stresses that quality is more important than quantity.

While there are some pretty big holes, one in particular sounds set to be plugged pretty soon, in the shape of BBC iPlayer.

That’s what Nokia told The Inquirer at some Nokia Lumia 610 launch thingy in London last week. Indeed, the Finns reckon BBC iPlayer for Windows Phone will arrive “within the next few weeks”.

Sky Go for Windows Phone, however, is thought to be “a good few months” away yet.

At the aforementioned event, Microsoft’s sultry temptress Leila Martine told attendees that the Windows Phone Marketplace is now growing at a rate of 100 apps per day, faster than both the App Store and Google Play.

Last month, Stephen "burning platform" Elop claimed that the Windows Phone Marketplace had nearly two-thirds of the smartphone world’s top apps. Still no sign of Angry Birds Space, however…

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JanSt / MOD  May. 28, 2012 at 19:11

How come the Verge, Softpedia etc etc all said today, "nope"?
Not that I care about WP or the BBC, but confusing nonetheless http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/28/3047887/bbc-denies-plans-for-iplayer-windows-phone-app

Treab  May. 28, 2012 at 19:17

rofl wp7.5 ftl... common elop admit it you made a complete and utter c*ck up, now quit theirs a good boy.

SpeedyG  May. 28, 2012 at 20:07

Its a shame it won't come too soon, but if I have to be honest, I haven't used BBC iPlayer on my PC for ages. If Netflix had the content and offered a basic package for £30 a year or even less, I'd use that instead.

bilbob  May. 28, 2012 at 20:19

How come the Verge, Softpedia etc etc all said today, "nope"?
Not that I care about WP or the BBC, but confusing nonetheless http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/28/3047887/bbc-denies-plans-for-iplayer-windows-phone-app

Just maybe, it's an officially sanctioned Nokia app... so BBC could well be saying 'no' cos they ain't making it. Nokia are.

JanSt / MOD  May. 29, 2012 at 12:05

How come the Verge, Softpedia etc etc all said today, "nope"?
Not that I care about WP or the BBC, but confusing nonetheless http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/28/3047887/bbc-denies-plans-for-iplayer-windows-phone-app

Just maybe, it's an officially sanctioned Nokia app... so BBC could well be saying 'no' cos they ain't making it. Nokia are.


Well,
WPcentral are not buying it, either http://www.wpcentral.com/bbc-says-no-iplayer-windows-phone and unlike me, they care about WP...

So, guess we'll need to wait for offial word?

mrew42  May. 29, 2012 at 14:52


Well,
WPcentral are not buying it, either http://www.wpcentral.com/bbc-says-no-iplayer-windows-phone and unlike me, they care about WP...

So, guess we'll need to wait for offial word?


http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/45817/no-bbc-iplayer-app-on-windows-phone

Another no show :)

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