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Microsoft Windows Phone 'Mango' details emerge, available this fall

April 13th, 2011

AllThingsD had a chance to sit down with Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore to discuss the new Windows Phone 7 “Mango” update, which the Redmond-based firm is discussing during the MIX 11 conference in Las Vegas today. Belfiore confirmed that Mango will offer a new browsing experience using Internet Explorer 9, and noted that it will …

iPad, tablets clearly disrupting PC market, survey finds

April 12th, 2011

A survey conducted recently by Google-owned AdMob found that tablets are eating into the quality time U.S. consumers spend with their desktop and laptop PCs — and the majority of tablet owners might not use their devices the way many pundits believe. A survey of 1,430 tablet owners in the U.S. conducted March of this …

iPhone, iPod touch, Android phones to hurt Nintendo 3DS sales

April 11th, 2011

In our recent review of the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console, we noted that the iPhone and iPod touch could be a big threat to devices like the 3DS due to the low cost of iOS games and the increasingly impressive gaming capabilities. Research firm IHS on Friday issued a report in line with that …

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 now $4.99 in honor of Masters

April 8th, 2011

If you’re throwing your chips at the TV wondering why Tiger can’t break into the top five during this year’s Master’s Tournament, then pick up a set of clubs and hit the links yourself. EA has dropped the price of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 to $4.99 — from it’s original $6.99 price – in …

Sony Ericsson launches Xperia PLAY in 11 markets (not U.S.)

April 1st, 2011

Sony Ericsson on Friday launched its highly anticipated Xperia PLAY smartphone in 11 markets today, with six additional markets to follow over the next two weeks. Alongside 60 games, the Android-powered Xperia PLAY smartphone — known ahead of its official announcement as the “PlayStation Phone” — is now available in the U.K., Germany, Russia, Hong Kong …

PlayStation games now available in Android Market

March 31st, 2011

Ahead of the release of Sony Ericsson’s highly anticipated Xperia PLAY smartphone, Sony PlayStation games have begun appearing in Google’s Android Market. Five title’s became available in the Market on Thursday, including Syphon Filter, MediEvil and Cool Boarders 2. Currently available titles are listed for $6.38 each, and more are expected in the coming days and …

Doodle Jump updated with multiplayer support

March 30th, 2011

Doodle Jump for iOS has been out for as long as we can remember and it’s been blessed with a number of seasonal updates… but we’re particularly hyped up for the update that was pushed out Wednesday. Now Doodle Jump addicts —  including the team here at BGR — can play against one another and …

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 for iOS now available

March 29th, 2011

Look, we know what it feels like to be the only one left in the office while the senior partners all go out for a not-so-quick 18. But that’s OK, because today EA launched Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 for the iPhone and iPod touch ($6.99) and iPad ($9.99). The updated game allows you to …

Sony Ericsson’s new Xperia PLAY promos are… hilarious [video]

March 23rd, 2011

Dear ad firm that put together Sony Ericsson’s latest round of Xperia PLAY promos: thank you. In its latest effort to garner some attention for its upcoming gaming Goliath, Sony Ericsson brought actress and comedian Kristen Schaal on board to go over some of the Xperia PLAY’s finer points. In the spots, Schaal uses the …