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Alien News - dedicated Reddit client for Windows Phone 7 - First Look

Biased post alert: I'm a huge Reddit fan and if you're into politics, science, humor or just learning neat stuff, all wrapped in a bacon blanket of a vibrant social community (while riding on a narwhal), then you should be too.

Alien News, by CH3 software, is a dedicated reader for the site, which encompasses users posting links to news articles, discussion of said article and voting up or down (aka upboats/downboats) of all content. The program comes in two versions: one completely functional, free and ad-supported the other ad-free for $0.99.

We gave the app a test run and came away impressed. It's smooth, fast and intuitive. There's some room for improvements e.g. voting needs to be more clear, but overall for an early release, we're pleased. Thankfully, we can now get our F7U12 comics to go. [Note: We incorrectly state in the video that the developer has an Android version]

Alien News can be found here (launches your Zune Desktop) or with Microsoft's Tag Reader from your Windows Phone, after the break.

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • We know it's you bazztrap!
  • Yeah, sorry not me. In fact you can see my login name in the vid. Nice try though.
  • I'm the author of this app, would love to hear any feedback, bug reports, suggestions, feature requests and the like! Feel free to email me at support at