CNN is optimizing the CNN App for Windows Phone 8 for Nokia’s new Lumia 1020 device. Building on CNN’s robust selection of news stories, images and video; panoramic interface and direct access to iReport through the app, CNN has added a number of features that take advantage of the Nokia Imaging SDK.
Now, while in iReport mode, a user can upload multiple photos at once and edit them by cropping or adjusting light levels. An iReport live tile can also be pinned directly to a user’s homescreen to allow for easier access to iReport.
“The CNN App for Windows Phone 8 continues to give consumers a great news and information experience,” said Craig Kirkland, sr. director of product strategy. “Through CNN’s app, iReporters can now share even higher quality photos and videos by using the camera on Nokia’s newest device.”
The CNN App is now available for BlackBerry users on the BlackBerry® Z10 and BlackBerry® Q10 smartphones in the U.S. Designed for BlackBerry 10, the app showcases CNN’s global news resources through stories, photos and live and on-demand video. It also gives users access to CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community.
Users can personalize their app experience by choosing a U.S. or international news preference, reading stories they’ve saved for later – even when they’re offline and viewing the weather based on their location. Text stories and images can be shared directly from the app via email, Facebook and Twitter.
The CNN App for BlackBerry is available for free in BlackBerry World.