Viigo Project Tango 2nd Public Beta

I know many of you are going to ask so I will say it upfront. There is no audio/podcast support in the current public beta. With that said…beijing_image024

The new beta essentially enables more of those features that were disabled on the main screen of the first beta. This is still a diamond in the rough so we won’t be doing a review. If you like to live on the cutting edge with a few bugs and loads of new features, then you can pick up the latest beta at Or you can watch the promotional video at this link to see what you’re missing.

The new features include a US Elections news area and a Beijing Olympics 2008 section. They have also updated the entertainment, weather, & stocks sections to be more feature rich.

After the jump you will find an official breakdown of the new features with lots of screen candy.

Elections 2008

Viigo now sports one-stop coverage of the U.S. Presidential Election Campaign with polls, commentary and breaking news all wrapped into one service. You can follow which candidate is leading the campaign trail to the White House from a blend of news, blogs, and poll results from a variety of sources (CNN, BBC, NBC, FOX, Associated Press, Yahoo!, and more). We will be adding lots to this service over the next few weeks including coverage of senate and house races.

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Beijing 2008

With the Beijing 2008 service you can get comprehensive, day-by-day, sport-by-sport coverage of the games. Follow the latest news and results on your favorite sports, receive a summary of today’s medal results, review a list of all upcoming events by day, and stay on top of the up-to-the-minute medal count, country by country. From the most popular events such as swimming, soccer, gymnastics and basketball to the more unique events showcased in Beijing such as steeple-chase and slalom kayaking, no matter what sport you want to follow or what country you root for, Viigo will deliver you the information you want, regardless of time zone. The images below obviously contain test data!

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We have augmented the Viigo weather service to now include extended forecasts, satellite and radar images and highs and lows for the day.

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Viigo’s improved sports service gives you up-to-the-minute sport scores, standings, and schedules for your favorite teams.

  • PGA/LPGA: Real-time leaderboard updates for tournaments currently underway
  • NASCAR: Race results, Sponsor and Driver Standings
  • INDY CAR: Race results, Sponsor and Driver Standings
  • FORMULA 1: Race Results, Constructor and Driver Standings
  • MLB: Live scores, Standings
  • CFL: Live scores, Ticket Sales, Standings & News
  • NFL: Live scores, Standings (available when the season starts)
  • Premier League: Live scores, Standings (available when the season starts)
  • NHL: Live scores, Standings (available when the season starts)
  • NBA: Live scores, Standings (available when the season starts)

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With the stocks service, you can keep track of the performance of the markets, and get insights from a series of specially selected market feeds. Soon, you’ll even be able to track the performance of your own portfolio.

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5 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. I love the audio PODCASTS

  2. I just want to know where these new features are. I install the 2nd Beta, and I don’t see Beijing 2008 or the Election 2008 or the new Weather features. Can someone tell me where application version this is. Because if you guys have the same one i downloaded, how can one person be missing the those features and others not.

  3. I think there are a private beta and a public beta.

  4. It may be a caching issue (sometimes it takes a while to propagate the files across the various caches that appear to exist in BlackBerry land).

    To download the latest public beta, with these features, head over to and verify that you are receiving version 3.0.111



  5. FYI, the Audio podcast support is available only in the PRIVATE BETA, and is still in a very early form. Once it has reached a level we’re happy with, we’ll release it to the broader PUBLIC beta community.


    Mark Ruddock

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