Nokia Dials Up CNN App

CNN and Nokia announced the rollout of a free international news app, CNN App for Nokia, in the handset maker’s Ovi Store Tuesday.

CNN and Nokia announced the rollout of a free international news app, CNN App for Nokia, in the handset maker’s Ovi Store Tuesday.

The app will initially be available for the Nokia E7, with the N8, C7, and C6-01 phone lines to follow shortly, and more compatible handsets to be announced later.

It features text, photos, video, live breaking news, and a direct gateway to user-generated news community iReport. News is divided into categories including Top Stories, U.S., Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Business, Sport, Entertainment, Tech, and Travel, and it can be shared directly from the app via Twitter, Facebook, email, and SMS.

CNN Mobile vice president Louis Gump said:

As the world’s largest mobile-handset manufacturer, Nokia has extensive reach and scale across international markets. Nokia users share broad interest in events around the world, and it is exciting to have the opportunity to put the power of CNN at their fingertips, and, likewise, provide the chance for them to participate in the news with us through iReport.