CES 2012: New CNN App with Live Tile Coming Soon to Windows Phone Devices

The application is expected to arrive in Marketplace within a month

By on January 17th, 2012 01:01 GMT
Nokia, Microsoft and AT&T made headlines during the International Consumer Electronics Show last week, with their Lumia 900 handset. The smartphone is expected to go live in the United States sometime in March via AT&T.

 

Other North American operators announced they would carry Nokia’s Windows Phone devices, such as T-Mobile USA, TELUS and Rogers.

 

All three devices launched by Nokia and Microsoft, Lumia 710, Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 will be available in the following weeks in the United States and Canada.

 

With all these Windows Phone devices that are about to make their debut in North America, CNN thought to announce its news application for Microsoft’s mobile operating system.

 

Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, CNN App for Windows Phone will be available in the Marketplace within a month.

 

Obviously, CNN’s application for Windows Phone devices will deliver users the latest news and video from its reporting around the globe.

 

According to the developers, the application offers Windows Phone devices users “a vivid, panoramic interface,” along with the possibility to pin various sections of the app to a home screen.

 

In addition, the application features Live Tile for real-time news updates, as well as direct access to iReport, the company’s news community. In this regard, CNN claims that this is the first time an application enables users to submit an iReport while capturing the event at the same time.

 

It is also worth mentioning that the CNN App will be available exclusively to Nokia Windows Phone users for 90 days, after which it will go globally free for the rest of Window Phone devices.

 

The CNN App will offer Windows Phone users a customizable CNN experience shaped for their environment. The Windows platform and Nokia phones will enable millions of people to plug in using the CNN app and interact with the world – where, when and how they want,” said Louis Gump, vice president of CNN Mobile.

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