Wow, Do Microsoft Finally Get It?

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, VP for Windows Phone, dropped by our CES HQ this week to discuss Microsoft’s mobile future. He was classically reluctant to reveal the specifics of that future, though he did say that the words Tango and Apollo “sound nice.” He did share his thoughts on how Windows Phone differs from iOS and Android, positioning it as the happy balance between the two leaders in mobile software. You get the greater variety of Android with the reassurance of tighter quality control that Apple offers. Quality, in fact, was the overriding theme of what Joe had to say. According to him, having a better user experience is what will differentiate Windows Phone from the competition, not extreme specs or barrel-scraping prices.

Via The Verge


CES – Netflix Makes The Jump Over The Pond

It was announced today at CES that Netflix is being made available to all of us here in the UK for the incredibly low price of £5.99 a month. The service, which has been widely popular in America for many years, offers users unlimited streaming of a vast number of TV shows and films to their Mac, PC, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and AppleTV. Now that’s quite a list of supported devices!

If you’re still not convinced they’re offering a 1 month free trial, just head on over to their new UK site and sign in with your Facebook details, it’s as simple as that!