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Image Gallery: 10 FIFA World Cup Mobile Apps

No matter how far or near you are to South Africa these mobile apps for Blackberry, Android, iPhone, iPad, and Symbian devices put world-class football action in your hands.

This Android app offers live FIFA scores, news updates, and related tweets. It was developed by India-based OpenXcell Technolabs and is available here. Price: $2.99

This app bookmarks international World Cup content from Web sites, TV, and newspapers and magazines. Available from AppShopper for iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Price: $.99.

ESPN, a sports news institution, is offering a free iPhones app and live coverage of all 64 matches on AT&T Mobile TV and MobiTV (not free).

More than 1 million fans have downloaded South Africa 2010 Tracker for iPhone, developed by Mubaloo. It offers live scores, venue information, and sets match times to synch with the user's local time. Searches may be performed by country, city, or venue. Price: Free.

This mobile reader app from and Handmark offers instantaneous Cup news in English, Spanish, French, and Italian. Available for Nokia (S60 5th edition), iPhone, Blackberry, Android, and Windows Mobile smartphones. Price: free.

The cable soccer channel's iPhone app features a schedule of games, calendar, results and standings, video clips, previews, and analysis, and history and facts from the last 18 tournaments. Price: Free

Score Mobile, well known for its iPhone and Blackberry apps, has announced an Android edition of its app for hardcore sports fans -- just in time for World Cup action. Price: Free.

Designed for the sports networks ad campaign all 33 paintings (one for each country, plus one) capture the character of each nation, and are destined to be wallpaper for smartphones across the globe. The artistic style evokes hand-painted art seen across South Africa. Download free from Facebook.

The Associated Press has developed an application is designed to enhance the FIFA World Cup experience for soccer fans regardless of their geography, language, or mobile platform. It features team news, match previews, post-match analysis, stadium and regional information, photos and exclusive video. Price: Free.

For Soduku fans who follow the Cup, life just got a little sweeter. Avanquest Software has launched Soccer Sudoku 2010. The game is available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android. Price: $.99 for iPhone and Android. $2.99 for iPad.

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