Zinio joins the Nokia Collection for Windows Phone 8
Zinio is a popular digital newsstand service and a Windows Phone 8 app has been in the works. A few days ago, Zinio snuck in under the radar as an exclusive for the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices.
Zinio connects you to stories on current events, politics, technology, style and more. Plus it gives you an app to file under the "Z" alpha-tab.
Zinio's main pages cover a reading list of free articles from your favorite categories, a shop page where you can buy your digital subscriptions, and the obligatory "More" page.
You'll need a Zinio account (free) to fully appreciate the app which you can set up within the app itself. With the account you can buy subscriptions online at Zinio's website (opens in new tab) and access them from your Windows Phone.
Subscription services include publications such as Newsweek, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer, GQ, X-Box World, and Smart Money. Publications can be purchased by the issue or by annual subscription. Prices vary depending on the publication but just surfing through the choices it looks like $5 per issue is about standard with annual subscriptions running $15 and up.
Articles can be pinned to your Start Screen for easy access and downloaded for off-line reading. All in all, Zinio makes a nice first impression.
Zinio is a free app for Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices and can be found here (opens in new tab) in the Nokia Collection.
Thanks, Angelo, for the tip!
Bonus: You can read about a $50 Zinio coupon here in the Windows Phone Central Forums. Thanks, Squatting Hen, for the tip!
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Those of you who think that the apps that are exclusive to Samsung or HTC Windows Phones should be on Nokia devices need to remember that those apps are developed by the manufacturer, not others and hoovered off the marketplace to deny other Windows Phone users of them.
This is the prime example of why Windows Phone isn't doing well. Lack of apps are what others are saying and it's not hard to see why, when Nokia deprive others of decent apps like Zinio.
I agree 100% with Nokia exclusives are bad. If your in the market for a W8 phone Nokia is truly your only option. If HTC had went ahead and made the high end zenith (titan) with 32GB I still wouldn't have got it. Why? Because I came to W8 for Xbox games and Nokia has way more. I honestly think I'd like a HTC better. Still I gotta go with who has the best games and apps. Nokia is winning that battle hands down. With Microsoft's money. HTC knows that. Samsung knows that That's why the zenith got cancelled and why the ATIV S never got pushed. So yes this is silly and a knife in the back of W8.
So, on non-US devices it will just show as not available for all devices.
In the US where the app is available, it will download on the 920, but shows an error on a 512MB device explaining the app requires 1GB.
The only spam here, are your comments.
No one was spamming, it was all a big mix up.
Because such thing we get mad about WP. I still remember when they mock other OS to be beta testers. Even in WP8 we feel like beta tester.
The worst, there is no reason to do that, like temple run. Look to the buggy android, they have a hundred of devices, but even this fragmented OS, they release temple run for many devices, begginning with 256mb ram until 2gb ram.
Here it always this thing. We have to bear MS doesn't offer OpenGL to small startups bring indie (some very nice) games. Then It is hard to develop, to get all MS approval. And in the end, we faced such issues. It is a shame. Really shame.
I guess Blackberry, although is worst than WP, it offers much better support for devs. They are really doing their best to bring apps. MS could do more, makes the thing easier for devs. But from 120.000 apps in the begginner of the year, it stuck on 145.000 apps.
I don't wanna complain, but it is hard to accept that. I love WP, altough I come here saying many time that I gonna sell my phone.
But for me, or it is WP or IOS. And Iphone on Brazil is really expensive.
I can't download, i dont even ahve a install button, it says this app uses features my phone doesn't have. I think it is safe to say that if my 620 had 1 gb of ram, i would be able to download. I am in the u.s.
"App not compatible
This app is not available because it requires:
* 1 GB Ram or more"
im guessing no?
trying to download "NUTS", it is not showing up within the app
My guess is that you don't remember the Viber debacle!!!