Sunday, August 21, 2011

CNN Claims 10 Million Mobile App Downloads Across All Devices

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CNN offers a lot of mobile apps on a lot of devices. There is CNN for the iPhone, the iPad, Android, and even Nokia phones. There are even different apps for international news. All in all, CNN’s mobile apps have been downloaded 10 million times, according to the company.

The most popular app is CNN for iPhone, which has been out the longest—since September, 2009. And on Apple devices alone, CNN apps are the No.1 and No. 3 news apps on the iPhone, as well as the No. 1 news app on the iPad. CNN would not provide a breakdown between iOS, Android, and Nokia downloads.

In addition, CNN’s mobile websites drew 201 million combined pageviews in June. CNN is making a big push into mobile, as well it should. It recently launched two new 24-hour live channels on the Web for cable subscribers, and those are also available through its mobile apps. is an online news source that delivers news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more.

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