Summus and Agence France-Presse (AFP) have teamed up to launch a mobile news application that is already available in the market.

The application, powered by Summus’ BlueFuel, delivers AFP’s news and photo content to users of Nokia Series 60 devices and other Symbian-based wireless handsets. Called AFP Mobile News, it gives subscribers access to US & International News, Middle East News, Sports, Politics, Financial and Offbeat news, as well as news photos of the day selected from the AFP photo service.

Other features include the ability to select and download multiple stories and photos at one time without incurring additional cost, automatic scrolling of news stories, shortcut keys, and the ability to localize the application for various languages, including English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese.

The application will be distributed by Raleigh-based Summus to carriers in the U.S and Canada, and via AFP outside North America. AFP will share the application with major wireless carries from Western Europe, the UK, South America, the Far East and other regions.

“AFP is a global leader in news distribution and editorial services. The creation of AFP Mobile brings a well recognized name in international news to a mobile audience and puts AFP in a leadership position for news distribution,” said Gary Ban, chief executive officer of Summus. “We are excited about delivering a compelling, revenue-generating application to wireless carriers and their subscribers worldwide.”

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