Windows Phone is an Xbox 360 video remote control

On Tuesday, Microsoft is launching a new app for Windows Phone handsets to help Xbox 360 owners navigate their game console. The timing is in conjunction with the company’s living room push to bring more music and video content to the Xbox 360 console.

MobileTechRoundup podcast episode 252

Join Matt and Kevin for the weekly mobile tech podcast. On tap: An interview with Stephen Elop and hands-on impressions of Nokia’s Lumia 800 start the show, the new Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, upcoming AT&T smartphones and new Android tabets; now with quad-core processors!

Nokia’s iPhone moment: Lumia 800 design video

Nokia is sharing a video on the design process for its Lumia 800, and after watching it, I’m struck by the similarities to prior Apple iPhone videos I’ve seen. Talk of integrated design between hardware and software is clever: It’s the same approach Apple uses.

HTC Titan hits Nov. 20 as AT&T’s largest smartphone

The HTC Titan arrives on Nov. 20 as AT&T’s largest phone yet, thanks to a 4.7-inch display. Priced at $199 with two-year contract, the Titan runs on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 platform and offers the same mobile broadband capabilities as Apple’s iPhone 4S on AT&T’s network.

Nokia’s Lumia phones: The good, the bad and no ugly

Nokia’s Windows Phone handsets were officially unveiled on Wednesday. The hardware is solid, as expected, but is missing at least one key feature. And there’s actually little to differentiate the Nokia phones from other Windows Phone handsets. Here’s my grading of the news for Nokia.