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BBC Mobile Site beta aiming for the simplistic Metro UI look

The BBC Mobile Site is in active public beta, which can be accessed from your Windows Phone via Internet Explorer. This beta makes use of a Metro UI look and feel with simplistic graphics and "live tile" like story headline boxes. The new mobile site design matches the main homepage, which also looks Metro influenced.

Should you prefer a more app-driven experience when reading the BBC News website, be sure to pick up Lawrence Gripper's BBC News Mobile app from the Marketplace. What do you guys make of this new look that BBC seems to have rolled out?

Source: BBC Mobile Site; thanks Ed for the heads up!

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Seems clean but a little unorganized.
  • Their main site is metro too. Is Microsoft the new trend setter?
  • No, when apple goes Metro they will be proclaimed as the trend setters!
  • Ah, the infamous innovation, right?
  • Lol
  • No it will be simply Magical
  • I get redirected to which looks nealry identical to the current site.
  • For me too. Think it was intended to be closed beta and somehow the url leaked out. And so they switched the url.
  • Works for me and I like it :-)
  • Region specific? Where're you from? UK?
  • I will be sticking with Lawrence Gripper thank you, brilliantly put together app. This just seems downright lazy from the BBC, its not app its just a link, rubbish.
  • This mobile site will be accessable, not only to smartphones, but feature handsets too. It's a positive move by the BBC. If people on feature phones like the UI and see Windows Phone advertisements then it'll be more familiar.