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Al Jazeera English launches Windows Phone app

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Al Jazeera English launches Windows Phone app
We always love to see solid first party apps coming to Windows Phone, and this week has had the launch of a very nice first party app from one of the 
Al Jazeera English launches Windows Phone app
more respected news sources around. Al Jazeera English has launched an official news app for Windows Phone devices. The app first hit the Windows Phone Store about a week ago. 

It's a pretty solid app, but there are a couple odd things to it. The app offers the content you'd expect like news, features, spotlight, opinion and blogs from Al Jazeera English, as well as info and videos for different Al Jazeera programs. The app offers breaking news alerts, photo galleries, search articles, and preload articles for faster viewing. And, aside from all the content consumption options, you can also submit photos to Al Jazeera through the app. 

It's a pretty solid app, but it doesn't offer fast resume, or all the tile sizes you may want. Al Jazeera English is compatible with all Windows Phone devices, and it's available for free in the Windows Phone Store.

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posted on 20 Mar 2013, 21:16 6

1. rick2340 (Posts: 21; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


"respected news services". Respected by whom?

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 21:37 7

2. Johnnokia (Posts: 464; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Agree. I hate this channel

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 05:35 2

4. haikallp (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


it may not be good but its no worse than CNN

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:20 4

3. vladd100 (Posts: 56; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


another fake news channel...

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 05:35 2

5. haikallp (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


like CNN is good -.-"

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 08:02 2

6. haseebzahid (Posts: 1803; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


which one is not they all are minipulators

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 11:54 2

7. PaulNotFromSweden (Posts: 51; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


For those who have never read their website, Al Jazeera is an excellent operation. Their reporting and writing is top-notch, and their correspondents are extremely knowledgeable. They got a very bad rep for awhile, being linked constantly to bin Laden videos as if they were the communications division of al Qaeda.

If you want to understand various points of view from outside of the U.S., Al Jazeera is a great place to start. They are one of my daily must-read sites.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 13:34 1

8. aahmed215 (Posts: 76; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


I wonder how many of the people who are dissing Al Jazeera English actually watch it or follow it. It's miles ahead of CNN and FOX News. It has won many international awards and recently bought Current TV from Al Gore in the US.

Don't judge something without trying it.

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