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Official Engadget app is here (or back)

Funny thing: months ago Engadget actually had an app in the Marketplace, published by AOL. Then it was pulled after a day or so, no reason given. Flash forward to July 1st and what a shock, they too are pushing their new app. Sure, they've been accused of an anti-WP7 stance, but doesn't mean you can't have them on the go!

Featuring all their major section like HD, Mobile and Alt., the app has a nice and vibrant layout, with videos, podcast and galleries available. Commenting is handled by hopping to the browser instead of native and there's no way to share articles (though you can save them) but at least it looks good for a v1.0 and scrolling is pretty solid.

You can get downloading from the Marketplace here.

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I think they should have hired Jay, something feels wrong with this app, cant put my finger on it.

Los says:

I'll tell u what's wrong. It's not WPCentral!

No its not that, article titles can be hard to read against the background and a few other design issues.

wetworker says:

commenting on it sucks. does not work.

Jay Bennett says:

Gary you're my new favourite person :D

I'll put your finger on it: AOL/Engadget half **** their efforts to support MS.

I like how they have already tooted their own horn yet the still haven't put it in their gadget sidebar download section. Oh but they do have WebOS lol

mandarin#WP says:

They can have it. I prefer Gizmodo anyway.

Averry says:

Well seeing as to how the lead mobile writers Myriam and Vlad love Windows Phone 7, I don't see how Engadget is anti-WP7. Actually, you know, if I didn't absolutely need Zune Pass on my phone...I think the laggy app scrolling, lack of multi-tasking, and 100's of other missing features might prevent me, like other power users from using it full time.

Relief says:

Vlad loving WP7? I dont know what Vlad you know, but Vlad is the biggest MS troll i have ever seen? Have you read his comments on the live blog on MS live events? Childish and unprofessional.Engadget is known for its Pro-Apple treatment.

earle36 says:

Agreed. Once all the big players left (Josh, Chris, Nilay, etc) they don't even bother trying to hide the MS hate anymore. That site blows.

alukard says:

Cancel your Zune Pass and gtfo!

1jaxstate1 says:

Great app! Love it. One of the nicer apps on WP7.

mandarin#WP says:

I'll only install this if it was made from Vlad's tears

While I don't necessarily endorse the sentiment, this made me chuckle.

ejlee072006 says:

This app shows how hated wp7/msft is...by Engadget guys .The UI sucks,feels like android, no sharing etc..... The worst news app.... Wp7 app is the best..thank u

Winterfang says:

You guys could learn a few things for this app. This one loads fast, The WPcentral app loads so slow that I find myself using the explorer instead.

Jay Bennett says:

Fang I still don't quite understand how the app is loading so slowly for you compared to everyone else (myself included) but I encourage you once again to get in contact with the e-mail address I list at http://jaybennett.co.uk so I can figure out how to fix the problems you're having. Or even better send a feedback e-mail using the app's about screen button, I receive all of those as well.

incendy says:

It is alright for a first effort. Nothing close to the WPCentral app though. At least they have something out there to work on!

Lucas says:

haha finally, but who cares? reading fruit-brand news on my Focus? No thanks. I downloaded their app and gave it one-star rating. the WP marketplace is not a place for such a fruit fanboy and msft hater as engadget. I still prefer wpcentral for my WP news sauce, the best place to catch up all the goodies. and of course WPCentral app is the one in a million, thank you Jay for the app~!