Is BerryTunes worth a review?

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BerryTunes

Normally we don’t post about Handango products (as the site is well known for its poor interface, high prices and shoddy software — try NeonToad instead), but BBhub stumbled across something that could prove very interesting (or mildly disappointing). Called BerryTunes, the software allows you to play MP3s on your (OS 4.1) BlackBerry 8700 and 7130, which could be a great stop-gap solution until RIM releases a BlackBerry with true music support this fall.

However, there’s some potential problems. First, you can only add 12 MB of songs. Apparently, BerryTunes’ creator VirtualViews believes that this means 12 full-length songs (which is about 1 album — not bad), so they’re definitely using some heavy compression (with MP3s it’s usually about 1 MB a minute of music) which will affect sound quality. Also, there’s no headphone support (blame RIM on that one), so you’ll have to use your BlackBerry’s speakers. Uck.

So what do you think, our merry band of readers? Should BlackBerry Cool put its stamp on BerryTunes?

  • Abhorrent

    I say yes. Your site should review this and risk bricking your own BB before anyone else does! :D

  • Abhorrent

    I say yes. Your site should review this and risk bricking your own BB before anyone else does! :D

  • http://www.bloomberg.com/ david yong

    why waste time on something that will DEFINITELY disappoint? play music on your berry speaker phone? yucks, no way. be patient. wait for RIM. trust them, they know what we are looking for. the real thing. in due time. have faith.

  • http://www.bloomberg.com david yong

    why waste time on something that will DEFINITELY disappoint? play music on your berry speaker phone? yucks, no way. be patient. wait for RIM. trust them, they know what we are looking for. the real thing. in due time. have faith.

  • ramon`

    can anyone give me the register code please. i would greatly appriciate it please

  • ramon`

    can anyone give me the register code please. i would greatly appriciate it please

  • sinodun

    the new rom of 7130 only can be given the right to add songs below 12m.but it’s free….

  • sinodun

    the new rom of 7130 only can be given the right to add songs below 12m.but it’s free….

  • Tim

    Hello,

    I just bought a blackberry curve 8310, but can’t figure out a site to visit to download good MP3 songs. Any help???

  • Tim

    Hello,

    I just bought a blackberry curve 8310, but can’t figure out a site to visit to download good MP3 songs. Any help???

  • Tim

    Hello,

    I just bought a blackberry curve 8310, but can’t figure out a site to visit to download good MP3 songs. Any help???