After launching MSN UK for iPad in the UK App Store at the end of January, Microsoft has finally launched its MSN iPad app in the U.S. App Store.

MSN for iPad features an attractive user interface that displays news items in a grid, which is ordered by category (Entertainment, Lifestyle, Cars, News, Sport, Video and Editor’s Picks). It’s possible to view videos within the app, and share items via Facebook and Twitter. Furthermore, Microsoft’s Bing search engine is also built into the app, allowing users to search for topics they’ve read about quickly and easily.

As outlined in the application’s release notes, additional features of MSN for iPad include:

  • Popular photo galleries and slideshows
  • Quick access to Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger
  • View in portrait and landscape modes, whatever is easier for you

As mentioned, MSN for iPad is available to download in the App Store for free. Take a look at the new app now, and be sure to post your thoughts in the comments.