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American Idol iPhone App Provides Video And Bios; But No Texting Yet

imageThe first official “American Idol” iPhone application has launched just in time to watch the final 13 contestants in season 8 duke it out over the next several weeks. Available today for both the iPod Touch and the iPhone, the $1.99 application provides bios, pictures, news and exclusive behind-the-scenes videos of the contestants. Another feature, called “My Rankings” allows users to predict, customize, and track who stays and who gets voted off. A link to iTunes also allows users to download music from recent performances. The one major thing missing — which die-hard fans will likely notice — is that it does not allow people to cast votes directly from the app. That still requires a separate text message. “That