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BBC Podcast Lounge has been released on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Developed by Igneous Software, who are responsible for the BBC Radio apps, the app enables users to browse and listen to an array of podcast programmes available from the BBC. From arts and drama to comedy and quizzes, the catalogue has enough content for everyone's taste.

Some of the highlighted features:

  • Background audio playback
  • Familiar interface with panorama
  • Search by programme title
  • List by category or station
  • Ability to select favourites
  • Ability to pin programme to start
  • Full integration with music + video hub
  • Playback continues under lock screen

We mentioned in our quick look at BBC Podcast Lounge that there was no functionality present to pin programmes to the home screen for more convenient access, this has been added for the v1.0 release. Check out our quick run through of the app in the below video.

You can download BBC Podcast Lounge from the Marketplace for free.

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We're back this week with Jay Bennett, Rafael Rivera and Daniel Rubino to discuss AT&T's update plans, the impending release of the Lumia 900 and Titan II some developer news and more!

Get the full shot notes after the break along with the HD video if you want to watch...

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We've had the chance to look at an upcoming app from Igneous Software, who are responsible for the BBC Radio apps available on the Marketplace. Their latest project, BBC Podcast Lounge, does exactly what it says on the tin. The UI and design of the app is superb and follows on nicely from their previous radio apps, but it's the functionality and end-polish that shines in BBC Podcast Lounge.

On app launch you're greeted by the featured screen with tiles of top recommended podcasts. From here you can pan across and view all the genres (the BBC reportedly contains over 300 unique programmes) available, from Jazz and Rock all the way to Science and Soap, there's something for every taste. If you'd rather select shows by stations and / or region, a full list is present to break down the catalogue.

As well as the selection lists, programmes can be added to the favourites for more convenient access, but unfortunately they (or the radio stations) can't be pinned to the home screen. Search is also available, which will enable the user to filter through the programmes available in real-time. As well as the breakdown categories, featured, and favourites the main app screen also sports miscellaneous links for rating the app, etc. and providing feedback to the developers.

Playback is just what you'd expect from a generic media / music player, and with the included background playback functionality one can continue to battle zombies or help defeat Dr. Robotnik while listening to a gardening talk show. BBC Podcast Lounge also integrates itself into the list of applications in the Music and Video hub. Check out our quick walkthrough of the app below.

We expect BBC Radio Podcast to be hitting the Marketplace soon (we'll announce exactly when it's available). Note that features present in the video and covered by this preview article are subject to change. Igneous Software have stated they have plans to introduce a download manager and functionality for offline playback in the next version. Positive times ahead!

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Join Daniel Rubino, Jay Bennett, Rafael Rivera and special guest, Nokia's Justin Angel today for an all new WPCentral Podcast, live at 5pm EST in streaming video.

Justin Angel, who has contributed a lot to the Windows Phone ecosystem before he was hired by Nokia, will be discussing Tango and 256 MB development best practices, as well as taking our questions and yours. (See his site here and follow him on Twitter: @JustinAngel)

Hang out in our chat room to join the conversation right here on the site!

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Mobile Nations Podcast: Mobile World Congress Day 1

Phil, Dan, Alex, and Simon talk Mobile World Congress day one, including Nokia on both Windows Phone and Symbian (biggest. Camera. Phone. Ever.), Galaxy Note 10.1, the return of the Padphone, Huawei, and yet another plethora of Android devices. Listen in! (And send food!)

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Phil, Simon, and Alex have splashed down in Barcelona and are ready to assault Mobile World Congress 2012, Mobile Nations style, and bring you back absolutely everything Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, (and even iPhone and iPad if they can find it!). Listen in!

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Kevin, Phil, Derek, Daniel, and Rene discuss RIM's new CEO and what it means for BlackBerry in 2012, the unstoppable Android, iPad 3 vs. Windows 8 tablets, Chinese working conditions, and apps and your privacy. This is Mobile Nations!

 

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Today we'll be back for another WPCentral Live Podcast streaming in HD right here on the site. That'll be at 2pm PST/5pm EST (10pm GMT) where you can join us for a live chat and discussion of all the week's news so far. This week's lineup:

  • Daniel Rubino - Editor in chief
  • Jay Bennett - Windows Phone developer
  • Rafael Rivera - WPCentral contributing writer, Withinwindows.com

And what we hope is the beginning of a semi-regular feature, we'll have a special guest on board this week which will be Microsoft's Jeff Wilcox.

A lot of you will know him from his work on the Foursquare app 4th & Mayor as well as his contributions to the Windows Phone SDK where he's designed a lot of the tools that developers use for app coding. He recently announced that he was moving to the Azure team at Microsoft and we'll have him on to discuss that as well as other Windows Phone bits.

So tune to the site at 5pm for our live chat room and listen in!

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Yes, we're finally back! Jay, Daniel and Rafael are all present for another exciting and in-depth podcast where all things Windows Phone are discussed. This week we talk about Windows Phone 8, piracy and of course Nokia amongst our software picks and taking your questions. Listen in!

Full show notes and HD video after the break...

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Georgia and Rene are joined by CrackBerry Kevin Michaluk to kickoff Mobile Nations Fitness Month. We break down how best to get started, set attainable goals, and get results, and address some of the most common questions and misconceptions. This is ZEN and TECH!

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WPCentral 135: The Hangover (CES Edition)


Jay, Daniel and guest/master-of-the-podcast-universe Rene Ritchie (from iMore) discuss everything CES 2012, more specifically the HTC TITAN II and the Nokia Lumia 900. We also talk some software, why Sprint are jerks and the difference between chips and crisps in the UK. Plus we take your questions!

Full show notest and HD video after the break...

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Mobile Nations + TCPJ Special: CES 2012 wrap up

Mobile Nations editors Kevin Michaluk, Phil Nickinson, Rene Ritchie, Daniel Rubino, Derek Kessler, Simon Sage and Jared DiPane join Mickey and Joey of The Cell Phone Junkie to wrap-up the biggest events of the 2012 CES. Listen in!

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Mobile Nations + TCPJ Special: CES 2012 Kickoff

Mobile Nations teams up with The Cell Phone Junkie to talk CES 2012 -- all the pre-show news from BlackBerry, Android, iPhone and iPad, and Windows Phone including Playbook OS 2.0, 18 new Android devices -- today! -- Apple's non-presence, and the Titan 2 and Nokia Lumia 900. Listen in!

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This week we're back after a lil' hiatus. Join Jay Bennett, Daniel Rubino and our latest contributor to the site, Rafael Rivera for a discussion of Nokia's 900, OS update 8107, ChevronWP7 Labs (and tokens) plus our favorite apps.

Full show notes and HD video after the break...

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Mobile Nations 12: 2011 Year in Review

Kevin, Phil, Derek, Daniel, Georgia, and Rene take at look at the year in mobile, from BlackBerry to Android, webOS to Windows Phone, iPad to iPhone. Highs, lows, great new devices, frustrating delays, devastating losses, and a look ahead to 2012. This is Mobile Nations!

 

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WPCentral Podcast 133


We're back for another exciting week in Windows Phone news--we take your questions, discuss new software and go over this weeks major events. T-Mobile gets the Nokia Lumia 710, Daniel gets a new pillow, Jay talks about is Lumia 800 and both debate if British food is any good.

Listen above or watch the whole thing below in HD. Show notes after the break!

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WPCentral Podcast 132 + Video


We're back for another action packed podcast, this time we have video not only working but in higher quality to boot (you can watch that after the break, if you so wish). Lots of hardware news, some piracy controversy, Carrier IQ, Jay gets a Nokia Lumia 800 and more all coming up!

Full show notes and video after the jump!

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WPCentral Podcast 131


Our pre-Thanksgiving show is in full effect! Jay and Daniel discuss the new AT&T TItan, Nokia's ongoing media campaign, lots of software news including MetroTube, Mehdoh, Nokia Drive (and piracy) and more.

See the full show notes after the break. Sadly, the video from the Live podcast was lost. RIP. (We'll have those bugs worked out for next week).

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WPCentral Podcast 130--now with video!


We're back this week for another exciting podcast. We go over this week's big news, software updates, Jay rants a few times about Xbox LVIE games and we cover some hardware news. We should also note we're doing the podcast not only live on Monday's but now with video (and very soon with HD), so you can creepily watch us instead of listen.

In fact, after the break not only can see the show notes, but you can watch the podcast. Welcome to the future!

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