By April 26, 2009

WSJ for iPhone released, offers paid content for free

Until recently the battleground of smartphone wars were hardware features. 9 months ago Apple launched an app store and everything changed. Now the main battleground of smartphone wars are applications: what kind of applications you can run on your smartphone and what applications you can’t. It looks like Apple is doing well in this battleground because there are several applications for iPhone and iPod touch that are not available for any other mobile platform. Wrong! Not only mobile: here comes WSJ app for iPhone that offers FREE access to content that even on PC and Mac is not free and must be paid for!

Here is how this app looks like:


Description from the developer:

The Wall Street Journal Mobile Reader for iPhone delivers the latest global news, financial events, market insights and information to keep you ahead of the curve. Get the information you depend on plus entertainment, culture, and sports coverage when, where, and how you want it from the most credible source for news and information.


• Essential News and Information
• Exclusive WSJ Video
• WSJ Radio Podcasts
• Customized Navigation
• Articles to Save and Share

We have tested this WSJ app and while we can’t stand Walt Mossberg’s articles, WSJ offers plenty other authors and editors that are worth reading, and videos viewable through this app are of very high quality. We can’t fathom how it can be that paid content is free when viewable through this free app, but it is so! WSJ covers a lot of business and financial stuff and also some technology (in “All things digital” section) so it might be worth reading. WSJ’s competition – Financial Times ( still is not available in such broad form on iPhone or iPod touch so if you need to read some financial and business news from top-notch editors, then WSJ app is for you!

Get it here (FREE)

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Apart from iPhone, you might be interested also in Windows Mobile phones!

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