HISTORY Launches HISTORY HERE App for Windows Phone 7

HISTORY recently announced the availability of HISTORY HERE, a location-based mobile application for Windows® Phone 7, that brings history to life in thousands of locations across the United States.

Available to Windows Phone 7 customers in conjunction with the phone’s US launch on November 8, HISTORY HERE is the first mobile app to combine GPS with HISTORY’s award-winning content and resources to create a mobile guide that lets users experience the historical context of their surroundings, no matter where they are.

HISTORY HERE, a featured application in the Windows Phone Marketplace, is available for purchase, beginning today, for $2.99.

HISTORY HERE currently has information on more than 7,000 locations nationwide and will add thousands more historical points of interest in the coming months. Each location is supplemented with exclusive video, audio of famous speeches, narratives from key moments in history, written content, pictures and maps to create a dynamic visitor’s guide to each location.

“Teaming up with Microsoft Corp for HISTORY reinforces the HISTORY brand’s 360-degree approach of aggressively reaching and connecting with our viewers across all platforms,” said Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager History and Lifetime Networks. “By heightening the HISTORY experience with our authentic innovative content on the cutting edge Windows 7 mobile app, we are offering consumers an exciting new way to discover the power of history everywhere they want it.”

“Windows Phone 7 is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps and games that take advantage of the phone’s unique features and design,” said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. “HISTORY HERE(TM)( )is a great example of the kind of rich applications that people will find on Windows Phone Marketplace to get the most out of their phone,” he continued.

So those of you “early-adopters” who jumped on the Windows Phone 7 bandwagon – tell us if you’ve downloaded this application and tell us what your experience has been thus far.


James Hicks

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