Mosaic By Tribune news aggregation application for Windows 7 tablets and Windows Phone 7

Tribune Co. has announced the upcoming availability of their new fully touch based Mosaic news aggregation application designed specifically for Windows 7 tablets and Windows Phone 7 handsets. As you can see in the screenshot the application uses the Metro UI style and perfectly fits with Microsoft’s latest mobile OS. The Windows 7 version will launch on January 31 with the Windows Phone 7 following shortly after. If I had to guess I would say that this was developed by Clarity Consulting.

TRIBUNE TO DEBUT WINDOWS 7 MOBILE MEDIA CONTENT APP AT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

CHICAGO and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011-Tribune Company will debut its beta version of a new mobile news aggregation application at this week’s 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Called “Mosaic,” the app offers a visually stunning, multi-touch screen designed to enable consumers to personalize and read all of their news via one reader and offer advertisers an innovative digital advertising model to target audiences. Mosaic (www.mosaicbytribune.com) provides quick and easy access to the news, information and entertainment content produced by Tribune’s media outlets, initially including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, Sun Sentinel (South Florida) Hartford Courant, The Morning Call (Allentown, PA) and Daily Press (Newport News, VA) and followed shortly thereafter by the company’s broadcast entities. Mosaic also offers users the ability to add news feeds and premium publication subscriptions from across the Web.

The free application will initially be available for use with Microsoft’s Windows 7 Mobile-based tablets and will be offered to consumers beginning Jan. 31. A companion Windows Phone 7 app will follow, and Tribune continues developing similar mobile news solutions for use with other devices such as the iPad and Android phones.

TRIBUNE is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The company’s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago’s WGN-AM. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune’s print and broadcast properties and extend the company’s nationwide audience.

You can briefly see it in action on the Asus EP121 Eee Slate:

source: Mosaicbytribune

  • Anonymous

    I personally think Vertigo developed this app.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry but it is January 31st not 31th!!!

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Well, I first heard about it in Tweet done by a Clarity Consulting developer and given that they are based in Chicago…I thought that it would safe to assume that they are behind it :)

  • Anonymous

    I need a good all-purpose news reader that will allow me to select my own feeds; I don’t like Google Reader. Any suggestions? Weave (on Marketplace) looks interesting.

  • Joeblo

    Apparently nothing exists outside of the USA as evidenced by the inability to enter a non zipcode. How sad.