Virtual Reach Announces Newsclip 1.1


Virtual Reach today announced the release of Newsclip 1.1 for BlackBerry. Newsclip is the premiere RSS reader for the BlackBerry wireless platform. Version 1.1 of the application follows up on the successful launch of version 1.0 with numerous key enhancements, including:

* Support for RSS 1.0 and the Atom specification
* Multiselect in the article list
* Improved handling of malformed documents and network connection issues

Newsclip allows BlackBerry users to subscribe to any supported RSS feed in the world, providing a huge pool of new content accessible wirelessly.

“We’re pleased to be able to provide BlackBerry customers with a solution for getting news content via RSS that takes advantage of the tremendous usability of the BlackBerry platform,” said Jay Steele, Chief Technology Officer. “Our goal was to make accessing and reading news content fun and addictive on wireless devices, something which is often missing when trying to access content from a mobile browser.”

RSS, which stands for “Really Simple Syndication” is enjoying an enormous adoption rate thanks to the wealth of content available from the world’s largest news providers, corporations and the blogging community. The growing success of RSS can also be attributed to the availability of RSS readers and aggregators on personal computers. It is estimated that over 6 million people in the U.S. now use RSS to help them keep up-to-date on their favorite web sites.

“We recognize the importance that RSS is starting to play on the landscape of the Internet, both wired and wireless,” said Chief Executive Officer Tas Tsonis. “RSS is becoming the new backbone of information all over the world, and we’re pleased to be able to bring a compelling solution for RSS content to BlackBerry customers.”

About Virtual Reach

Virtual Reach is a Mississauga-based wireless software development company founded in 2004. Its flagship product, Newsclip for BlackBerry, is being used all over the world. For more information, visit