Zinio magazine app heads to Windows Phone 8 as a Lumia exclusive

Zinio’s magazine app for tablets and smartphones has already found its way onto quite a few platforms (even some now-defunct ones), and it looks like it’ll soon be heading to yet another — at least partially. The company announced today that its Windows Phone 8 app will be available in the coming weeks, although you’ll need a Nokia Lumia phone to use it. Yes, this is yet another exclusive deal for a popular app, but if past history is any indication you can likely expect it to hit other devices sometime after the initial rollout. As TechCrunch notes, Zinio is also using its venture onto Windows Phone to branch out a bit from its traditional focus, with the the new app able to pull content from multiple sources into a reading list — as opposed to simply letting you jump from one magazine to the next. You’ll also expectedly get WP8 live tile support, as well as what Zinio describes as “improved text mode support” to make reading on a smartphone-sized screen a bit easier.

About Zinio

Zinio delivers the ultimate magazine experience for digital readers – from news, politics, technology, art, style, travel and more. Connect with the stories that shape history, the in-depth analysis and coverage you trust, from the magazines that matter to you. Zinio’s products include the world’s largest newsstand and top-rated applications for iPad, iPhone, Android, PCs and Windows 8. Zinio’s catalog 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 company was born in 2001 in San Francisco and has offices in New York, London and Barcelona.