NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Associated Press, the world's leading source for news and information, is giving mobile users around the globe unprecedented access to the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a new application for mobile phones.

The free app, AP 2010 World Cup Coverage, is available for download from multiple app stores, including iTunes, Ovi by Nokia, BlackBerry App World,and Android Market. The app also can be found by visiting

The application is designed to enhance the FIFA World Cup experience for football fans eager to stay abreast of the action regardless of their geography, language or mobile platform.

Features include multiple language settings for English, Spanish, French and Portuguese as well as customizable skins for all 32 countries participating in the tournament, enabling users to follow their favorite team throughout the month-long event.

"AP's 2010 World Cup Coverage will provide all the action and excitement on and off the field from this summer's event. For the first time, mobile users will be able to experience this firsthand wherever they are, whenever they want," said Jeff Litvack, AP's general manager of global product development.

"The Associated Press is committed to delivering its unrivaled news and information coverage across all content platforms and this exciting new application is part of that vision."

The application provides users with access to the latest player and team news, match previews, post-match analysis, stadium and regional information, photos and exclusive video -- all drawn from the resources of the AP.

The application will be supported on the Nokia Series S40, 5th and 6th editions and S60 3rd and 5th editions; Nokia N900 Maemo device; Sony Ericsson S60 devices; Android platform supporting Flash Lite 3.1 in the browser; Android platform supporting Flash Player 10.1 (Droid/Milestone and Nexus One); BlackBerry in the browser; iPhone; AIR Desktop and a WAP site.