Zinio brings its digital bookshelf app to Nokia Lumia WP8 handsets


Zinio has announced that it is bringing its catalogue of Digital Magazines to Nokia’s WP8 Lumia handsets exclusively.

The partnership will also deliver special magazine promotions to Nokia  Lumia customers providing them with the next generation digital magazine reading experience.

Zinio’s catalogue includes titles from Hearst, Conde Nast, Future, IPC, Bonnier, Wenner Media, Dennis, Mondadori, and thousands of other magazine brands worldwide in more than 50 languages.

The application is already available for  Windows 8 launch across tablets, notebooks and desktops meaning users can now take their reading material on the go.

The app has exclusively Windows Phone features including Windows Phone 8 live tile support, bookmarks, pinning, and more Improved text mode support for easy reading on smartphone screens.

The app also features:

  • Reading List – a seamless, up to the minute stream of select articles from trending magazines and full issues from user libraries, available offline and online
  • Background downloading – Reading Lists Update  automatically while on wireless, fetching new articles and magazines.
  • Personalization features – new preference picker allows users to define the article stream in their Reading List by area of interest

“We’re delighted to bring Zinio’s leading app experience to Nokia  Lumia smartphones with Windows Phone 8,” said Bryan Biniak, VP for Global Partner & App Development at Nokia. “Our ClearBlack phone displays are packed full of technology that delivers an enhanced viewing and reading experience in all conditions, be that at home or out and about on a sunny day.”

Michelle Bottomley, President of Zinio, states, “Nokia Lumia smartphones with Windows Phone 8 were the perfect platform for Zinio to bring the future of digital magazine reading for discerning digital readers.  We’ve rethought every portion of our smartphone reading experience to be as intuitive as possible, allowing digital readers to fully immerse themselves in the magazine content that connects them with their diverse interests.”

Zinio fans will still enjoy all of the core benefits and features Zinio has always offered including seamless reading, cross-platform access, and the ability to purchase content as single issues, subscriptions and back issues.

Zinio’s Windows Phone 8 app will be exclusive to Nokia  Lumia customers at launch.