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One of the big benefits to Windows Phone currently is the inclusion of its services into the Xbox Live ecosystem. Playing arcade games on your Windows mobile could gain you achievements just like you can on the Xbox 360 or certain Windows Live PC titles.

It seems Microsoft wants to offer more compatibility to their Xbox Live services, because it's now possible to earn achievements straight from an iPhone or an iPad. Although no announcement has been made regarding the unexpected addition to the iTunes app store, it's now possible to download Wordament for the iPhone and iPad, and gain Gamerscore and achievements from this game.

The game was previously released on Windows Phone and one of its main features includes 'cross-play' suggesting that it may just be a one-off title that offers achievement stats on devices other than the Windows brand.

In other news, Sony has planned to import their trophy system into the mobile SDK of their Android devices, which would make it possible to play games and earn trophies straight from a Sony device. It's unclear whether all Sony handsets would receive this feature or not, but at first, it's probably a feature reserved for upcoming high-end Xperia handsets like the Sony Xperia T.

Do you think being able to play games on the go and add to your Gamerscore is a cool feature for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3? Or do you think the two Console manufacturers should focus solely on their console systems instead of spreading out to the smartphone industry?