Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Singapore paper gets Strait onto Nokia’s new toy

June 16, 2009

SINGAPOREANS buying Nokia’s new N97 smart phone will be able to read the Straits Times on the go, Singapore Press Holdings announced.

The N97 comes with a news widget pre-loaded, meaning StraitsTimes.com will be the automatic source of choice for users of the new touchscreen Nokia.

“Building a vibrant ecosystem with content providers and third-party developers is a key focus area for Nokia to bring exciting applications and content to consumers,” said Nokia’s Head of APAC Developer Relations and Marketing, Kenny Mathers.

“Nokia is excited to partner with The Straits Times, Singapore’s most widely-read English daily, to deliver the latest news content into the hands of Nokia users.”

The Straits Times website has been available for free on Apple’s iPhone since January 2009, helping it attract than 23 million page views every month.

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Newspapers chase iPhone audience

January 16, 2009

SINGAPORE’S Straits Times is the latest newspaper to reach out to the growing army of iPhone users by creating an application for the device.

Demand for Apple’s mobile platform of choice is growing in the city-state, prompting the newspaper to make their news available for free, anywhere, at any time, to the growing audience.

The Straits Times digital technology editor, Mr Yeong Ah Seng, said: “The iPhone is now popular with Singaporeans and we always go where the readers are.”

In a recent PANPA Podcast, Fairfax Media online editor-in-chief, Mike Van Niekerk, suggested the Sydney Morning Herald would be available on the iPhone some time in 2009.

The Straits Times application can be downloaded for free via Apple’s iTunes website.