Following a recent iPad announcement, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. announced today its encyclopedia is now available as an iPhone App through the Apple App Store.

The Britannica App gives iOS users the ability to find information and explore subjects which has been researched and edited by professional editors and expert contributors.

The app is free to download and comes with complimentary high-resolution images, maps, access to 100 free articles plus the first 100 words of every article, and the Britannica "link map."

For $1.99 a month, iOS users can upgrade the app to include full access to all 80,000 articles in the Encyclopedia, the ability to download information to read offline, save and send articles, store favorites and search history and more. Android and Microsoft versions of the app are expected to follow in early 2012.

Current Encyclopaedia Britannica website subscribers can access the full iPhone and iPad content free of charge by using their account credentials.

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