The BlackBerry Achievement Awards (formerly the Wireless Achievement Awards) recognize excellence in entrepreneurship and development on the BlackBerry platform. This years winners were announced in Orlando Florida during the BlackBerry Live conference. Continue reading ‘BlackBerry Achievement Awards 2013 Winners Announced’
RIM has announced their partnership with 7digital to handle music services for BlackBerry 10. 7digital is a privately held UK based company that provides music, video and ebooks.
Continue reading ‘RIM Renews partnership with 7digital for BlackBerry 10 Music’
Streaming music service Spotify has launched on GSM BlackBerry smartphones. The music service allows users to stream from their vast popular collection as well stream their own music collection. The streamed music is a very high quality 320kbps and is a great solution for on-demand music. The service has proved to be just what people were looking for and boasts 10 million users with 2.5 million of those being paid subscribers.
Continue reading ‘Spotify Launches on GSM BlackBerry Devices’
The BlackBerry Podcasts app is now official and ready for download if you live in the US or Canada. The podcasts app is a little strange in that content creators have to submit their podcasts for inclusion in the directory, when it seems like that should be an uninhibited or automatic process.
The BlackBerry Podcasts app features:
- Browse and search for free podcasts from categories like arts, TV & movies, news and more.
- Download audio and video podcasts over WiFi or cellular networks
- Podcasts can be stored on the MicroSD card
- Subscribe to, download and play podcasts directly from your BlackBerry smartphone
- Receive notifications when new episodes of your podcasts are available, and download them.
Here is episode 5 of BlackBerryCool Untether’d with Rob Woodbridge and myself. This week we talk mostly about what went on at WES 2010 and particularly BlackBerry 6. Here are some articles to get you up to speed:
Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you’d like to hear more or less of.
The BlackBerry Podcast app is in the beta zone and user reviews are already being published. It seems the app doesn’t currently allow you to add your own subscriptions, and there isn’t much in the way of available content. It seems the UI is well done, and has a BlackBerry 6 style to it (might launch with OS 6). The Beta app apparently handles video really well, and the audio quality is crisp and clear.
The BlackBerry Podcast app features the ability to:
- Download podcasts using WiFi
- Schedule downloads
- Filter explicit material
- Customize subscription notifications