Tag: subscriptions

Free PressReader App for the PlayBook Brings 1,900+ Newspapers and Magazines


PressReader gives you a fast and easy way to browse over 1,900 newspapers and magazines, in the way they were intended to be viewed, from your PlayBook. PressReader brings easy-to-use features, including the ability to conveniently set up auto-delivery of newspaper and magazine subscriptions, as well as the convenience of reading the downloaded publications off-line and in portrait or landscape mode. Other features include:

  • Flipping pages as if reading a paper publication
  • Panning /zooming articles and images, and viewing them in stunning clarity
  • Easily navigating publications using page thumbnails or tables of contents
  • Opening full articles in easy-to-read text view
  • Searching online across titles and selecting the desired titles for download
  • Sharing articles on Facebook and Twitter
  • Authorizing PressReader as part of the existing PressDisplay.com subscription

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Rdio Subscription Web and Mobile Music Service Adds More Device Support



Rdio (pronounced “ar-dee-oh”) let us know that they’ve added support for the Curve 85XX, Storm and Torch. If you’re not familiar with them, Rdio is a subscription music service that lets you listen to as much music as you want from the web or your phone, even when you’re offline. The service also has a social component that lets you discover music through friends or influencers.

Rdio Unlimited costs $9.99/month, and supports both web and mobile use. Rdio Web costs $4.99/month, and supports web use only. Check out Rdio at this link.

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This Day in BlackBerry: What Was Hot Today for the Past 5 Years Pt. 2


The BlackBerry 7270 launched in April of 2005

We are going on 5 web years here at BlackBerryCool which, in human years, is about 160. It’s interesting how history repeats itself and this is nowhere more apparent than on BBCool. Some articles that were written years ago, such as “BlackBerry Devices Finally Launch in China”, are still relevant in 2010. Other articles, such as “Blackberry Reaches 5 Million Subscriber Mark”, make you realize just how far we’ve come.

Check out below for articles from the past. Granted, they all don’t fall on exactly April 7th, as previous writers sometimes took a day off, but they’re all within a day or two. It’s incredible to see how far we’ve come (and haven’t).
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BlackBerry subscriptions up 20 percent


RIM is expecting the number of BlackBerry subscribers to be up 20 percent this quarter from their previous estimate of 2.9 million. That would make total subscribers at (fidgeting with calculator) 3.48 million. Although subscriptions are going up, the company still expects profits to be at the low end of its forecast.

“RIM achieved a very strong start to the holiday buying season and the momentum carried on stronger than expected during the past seven weeks despite a seasonally slower time frame and the challenging economic environment,” said Jim Balsillie, RIM’s co-chief executive, in a statement this morning.

“We are pleased with our leadership and momentum in the market after shipping our 50 millionth BlackBerry smartphone in January and introducing a range of new products that are achieving exceptional early results and helping attract record levels of new customers to the BlackBerry platform.”

All in all, I think things are looking good for RIM considering the fiscal gloom that is hovering over the economy. Once their store kicks into full gear, we can expect the company to see some cash flowing around the company which will give it a real edge over other smartphone manufacturers.