AP Mobile update on BlackBerry now available in App World! We’re consolidating titles.

We are updating AP Mobile on BlackBerry with a new design and new features!

UPGRADERS:  Please DELETE the old versions of AP Mobile first before installing the new one.  This will mitigate any upgrading issues since the new app is a new code base.

New Blackberry features in AP Mobile:

– Choose to get breaking news alerts to your inbox or as a pop-up

– Share stories via Facebook, Twitter and BBM (for users with OS 5.0 and above, and BBM 6.0 and above)

– Watch AP videos

– Change regions and choose languages including English, Spanish and French

NOTE:  We will be retiring the AP Mobile World Edition, AP Mobile en Espanol, AP Movil America Latina, and just using the one title, AP Mobile.  So users of these titles should delete those versions and update to the new AP Mobile app (v3.5 and above).  The new version is still FREE!

Why are we doing this you might ask? Simple, some of the old versions do not support newer devices. Some apps were not global or have multiple languages. They did not support video, push alerts or photo galleries. It was also expensive to maintain all of those titles, so we have simplified things and will support only AP Mobile going forward. AP MObile does all of these things. The other titles and older versions will no longer receive content as of May 21, 2012.

We know that change an be difficult but this is a necessary move. We hope you understand.

As always we’d love to hear from you.

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Launching the Mobile News Network Blog

Welcome to our first posting for the Mobile News Network (MNN). The purpose of this site is to provide our users with relevant information about upcoming product enhancements, including new features and product rollouts. In addition, we’ll use this site to share tips for getting the most out of your MNN experience and to answer your questions.

As our growing base of loyal users know, the Mobile News Network is the unrivaled source of trusted news for your mobile phone, with more than 1,000 local sources of news available to date. MNN was launched on May 5 by a dedicated mobile team at The Associated Press, in conjunction with AP’s membership, and is the first product out of AP’s Digital Cooperative. Since the launch of the Mobile News Network mobile Web site (www.apnews.com) we have developed a downloadable client application for the iPhone and released a beta version for the Blackberry (available from App World). We are committed to becoming the best mobile news source and welcome your feedback (we can be reached at mnnfeedback@ap.org).

Our first update posting announcing new product features and functions for the iPhone (based on your feedback to date) will be later this week.