Today CNN took its commitment to mobile news a bit further by releasing a dedicated application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. For the news junkie, consider this new app to be your constantly available source for a fix. There's increased opportunities for the budding iReporter, too.Everyone has their favorite source for breaking news and headlines. If CNN is your bag, then I'd seriously consider this new application being offered by the news network. The application offers all the daily news you'd care to consume and pushes it via text, photos and even video. Live, breaking news alerts can be pushed directly to the iPhone so users are always abreast of the most up-to-date information. Here are the key features:
The video is also a nice touch. The application streams video to the native iPhone media player. I noticed little lag. The one disappointing thing is that video won't cache for off-line consumption, though news stories and photos will.
In the short time I've played with the application, I've found it to be quick, visually appealing, and the customization features really allow users to feed on the news that's most important to them.
The application costs $2 and is available from the iPhone Apps Store starting today.