(PRWEB) March 27, 2012 - Today, Newsy is announcing the availability of its app for Windows Phone and for Nokia's Symbian and MeeGo operating systems.
With remarkably fast video download speeds, the Newsy app is intuitive and easy to use. Users can browse an array of video thumbnails and choose to watch videos in landscape or portrait orientations. The Newsy app for Windows Phone offers Live Tile that allows users to easily view newest stories in a glanceable format on their Start Screen, a feature unique to Windows Phone. Users can easily share stories with a friend by texting or emailing using the phone's address.
To download the apps for free, search for 'Newsy' in the Windows Phone Marketplace or Nokia Store.
"We're delighted to see Newsy embrace Nokia's global distribution opportunities by making their app available to consumers across our platforms. The Newsy app for Nokia Lumia smartphones brilliantly leverages the Windows Phone Metro UI by presenting videos using rich displays and flowing panoramas. The experience is made even better with 2 minute video packages which are produced especially for mobile consumers," said Mark Fletcher, director, Partner Management & Marketing, Nokia.
"Windows Phone is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps and games, like Newsy, that take advantage of the phone's unique features and design," said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. " With its glanceable Live Tile and easy to use sharing tools, Newsy is a great example of the kind of rich applications that people will find on Windows Phone Marketplace to get the most out of their phone," he continued.
"Nokia and Microsoft have been great to work with and we appreciate the opportunity to bring our innovative multisource video app to these platforms," Jim Spencer, president of Newsy said. " Newsy's focus on multiple sources and video are what the mobile audiences are asking for and we are looking forward to delivering it to them."
Newsy is the go-to news app for on-the-go news users. In 2-minute videos, users understand the differences in coverage from media outlets from around the world as well as discover new sources they would not have found on their own.
Newsy is a multisource video news service that analyzes the world's news coverage - highlighting the key differences in reporting. Through short videos available on the web and mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Kindle Fire), Newsy accelerates the understanding of how a news story is covered. Newsy has won an Appy Award, a Davey Award and a W3 Award for its apps.