3rd.-party media player rocks playlists and cover flow

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FlipSideA new media player is on the block, for those who can’t wait for OS 4.3 to get their playlists. FlipSide is in open beta right now, for your testing pleasure, featuring not only a customizable playlist, but also a very iPhone-esque cover flipping. I know some of you Mac guys out there want your swooshy user interface but still hang onto the BB functionality, which FlipSide certainly delivers. Using the scrollball to flip through albums feels great, and the controls are highly intuitive: spacebar to play and pause, hold it down to skip tracks, click the scroll button to view an album’s contents, and hold it down to add a track (or album) to your playlist. On top of smooth controls, FlipSide also downloads covers for your music and even links to Wikipedia biographies of the artists. If you listen to any music whatsoever, grab this now, it’s awesome. Hell, even if you don’t listen to music on your BlackBerry, this will make you want to.

  • http://Beatmatics.com Albert

    I just installed this on my 8800. Looks good but when I try to play the song it just restarts my phone….

  • http://Beatmatics.com/ Albert

    I just installed this on my 8800. Looks good but when I try to play the song it just restarts my phone….

  • http://www.blackberryforums.com/ John Clark

    This appears to only support mp3 and not m4a at this point. Too bad, it looks like a nice player.

  • http://www.blackberryforums.com John Clark

    This appears to only support mp3 and not m4a at this point. Too bad, it looks like a nice player.

  • woodi68

    I can only see one of my albums. I’ve hit “refresh music” but still only one. I have probably 10-15 albums on my BlackBerry. All the music is in WMA format. Does that work? It has an “unlock” option but I can’t figure out how to do that even if I wanted to.

  • woodi68

    I can only see one of my albums. I’ve hit “refresh music” but still only one. I have probably 10-15 albums on my BlackBerry. All the music is in WMA format. Does that work? It has an “unlock” option but I can’t figure out how to do that even if I wanted to.

  • Haemish

    Currently FlipSide only supports MP3s but we hope to support other audio formats in the future.

    Haemish

  • Haemish

    Currently FlipSide only supports MP3s but we hope to support other audio formats in the future.

    Haemish

  • Cliff

    the unlock feature is if you are purchasing. i think this is just a trail version. cause i cant use other files either. you have to buy the full version to maybe use the full features, i dont know about. theres a site electricpocket.com i havent gone there yet thought.

  • Cliff

    the unlock feature is if you are purchasing. i think this is just a trail version. cause i cant use other files either. you have to buy the full version to maybe use the full features, i dont know about. theres a site electricpocket.com i havent gone there yet thought.

  • Stac

    The article refers to custom playlists… unless I’m missing something, I didn’t see any way to create a playlist… do you?

    -S

  • Stac

    The article refers to custom playlists… unless I’m missing something, I didn’t see any way to create a playlist… do you?

    -S

  • Ets

    Why does it insist on having security access to my phone api?

    Slightly concerned.

  • Ets

    Why does it insist on having security access to my phone api?

    Slightly concerned.