CNN Mobile a Nokia Exclusive for 90 days – a clue to the exclusivity period for other apps and games?


CNN is releasing an app exclusively for Nokia’s Lumia handsets. 

The CNN App for Windows Phones will provide the latest news and video from CNN’s reporting around the globe.

The panorama app will allow sections to be pinned to the home screen and offer a live tile for real-time news updates, and direct access to iReport, CNN’s participatory news community. Users will have the ability to submit an iReport while simultaneously capturing the event.

CNN has in a press release also revealed the length of the timed exclusive – a full 90 days before the app will be made available for other Windows Phone 7 handsets.

Of course the CNN app is not the only one coming exclusively to Nokia handsets.  There is also a long list of great games which are also timed Nokia exclusives, but the length of these exclusives were not revealed.

If those were also 3 months it would certainly be long enough to make new Windows Phone 7 users want to choose Nokia handsets over other OEMs, but not so long as to make other WP7 users resort to piracy.

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