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Canwest Global’s Canada.com Now iPhone Friendly

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With the growing number of iPhone users out there cherishing their data plans, there’s nothing sweeter than stumbling across an iPhone optimized website. When websites are made easier to read on the iPhone, it makes surfing the net just that more enjoyable.

Canwest Global’s Canada.com Network is Now iPhone Friendy

Yesterday, all the newspapers on Canada.com got an extreme makeover for iPhone users (and Blackberry users too–but we don’t care about those people, right?? hehe). So for the rain lovers here in Vancouver, we now can browse The Vancouver Sun and The Province in all its iPhone-optimized glory.

As for the rest of you guys across Canada, all you have to do is visit the following websites on your iPhone and it will auto-detect that you’re using Apple’s moneymaker:

timescolonist.com
theprovince.com
vancouversun.com
edmontonjournal.com
calgaryherald.com
leaderpost.com
thestarphoenix.com
windsorstar.com
ottawacitizen.com
montrealgazette.com
canada.com

What I like is how there are clearly labeled news sections and an extremely eye-friendly layout. This is a great move by Canwest Global, even though it’s a year late. The Globe and Mail has a pretty nice news app that I still enjoy using.

iPhone Friendly Means Targeted Advertising

This move by Canwest is not just to please iPhone users. It’s part of their strategy to capitalize on its monthly 5 million sets of mobile eyeballs. In doing so, there’s going to be a special WestJet giveaway this Friday, September 18th. You will only be able to enter this contest via the iPhone-optimized Canada.com network:

On Friday September 18, when WestJet launches its Fly Free promotion in
newspapers across Canada, iPhone users will be able to register to play for
their chance to win one of six WestJet Vacations travel prizes. A link to
register in the contest will appear on the home screen of Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Regina Leader-Post, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette mobile websites.

If one of you happens to win a WestJet vacation thanks to the above info, don’t forget to thank me and take me with you!

Which Canwest newspaper do you like to read on your iPhone?

[reuters]

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