The launch of BBC News and BBC Sport smartphone applications is to be delayed, after the BBC Trust heeded industry calls for it to review the proposals. The BBC Trust has informed management that it plans to assess the plans for a series of apps for smartphones including the iPhone and BlackBerry and said it had asked for the launch of the first apps to be delayed. The BBC had been planning to launch its BBC News app next month and a BBC Sport app in May. There are also plans for an iPlayer app.
“There remains some uncertainty about the potential significance of whether [apps] constitutes a change of service,” said the BBC Trust.