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Android, iPhone users: Check out our apps now has a news app for Android and iPhone smartphones, providing extensive coverage of breaking news, sports, entertainment and opinion.

To get the free Android app, just go the Market on your Android phone and search for Charlotte Observer. Check that the app says McClatchy Newspapers to make sure you are downloading the correct app. View the details.

Using an iPhone or iPod Touch?

We also offer a free iPhone news app. Just go to the iPhone market and search for Charlotte Observer.

Using a Blackberry or other Web-enabled phone?

You can view our mobile-optimized news updates by directing your smart phone browser to