London Evening Standard launches smartphone app

The free local daily newspaper is partnering with US mobile apps developer Handmark to offer the ser

The London Evening Standard launched a smartphone news application on Monday.

Users can download the free app onto mobile web devices and operating systems such as the iPhone, Nokia S60, BlackBerry, Google Android and Windows Mobile.

The content, which includes sports, business, entertainment and lifestyle stories, can be saved for later reading and also shared on email and social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Tim Smith, general manager of London Evening Standard Digital, said the newspaper company is excited about offering the new mobile app that enables readers to instantly access news and information on the go.