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Wall Street Journal Gets Branded Version Of FreeRange

WSJmobilereader There is a bit of buzz going around with the release of a Wall Street Journal application for BlackBerry. This seems to just be another branded version of FreeRange with the added perk of actually being free. These branded version are actually quite good but Luc has been reporting that previous branded version tended to get corrupt and are not as reliable as the full (paid) version of FreeRange.

You can pick up the new app by heading over to www.wsjmobilereader.com from your Berry.

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  1. Well I have mixed feelings from using this. First I LOVED it. I think the UI is great, and I the controls easy. However you hit “7” rather than “space” to scroll down, which is odd. Second and more importantly, I tired to add my own keywords to watch for, and got app errors both times, for Google source and Yahoo News source. It seems there are some bugs on their end to fix. Overall a 3/5.

  2. Yeah Luc told me that these branded versions are not as good as the regular Freerange or Newsgator solutions

  3. I hated this interface. It’s clumsy. Also I got “transmission errors” whenever I tried to get full stories. So I don’t know if it displays the feeds’ images. This app looks good at first, but feels terrible in actual use. The concept of tabs in such a small feed reader is bad. You can add your own feeds, but they’re all dumped into one common folder/tab without any organization. My uninformed guess is that Freerange makes these free ad-supported versions in such a way that won’t threaten its original excellent but overpriced version. I really like Freerange and I don’t like Viigo, but even Viigo is better than this WSJ version.
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    I am giving up on these lame RSS readers. I’ve begun to work on my own Web-based reader so I don’t need these anymore. I’ll see what I can do to offer it to the general public.

  4. I’m still just messing with it. It feels a lot like what Tango is also becoming, but with a expected “Wall Street” slant. I can consistently crash this by trying to edit what stock tickers are displayed (scroll all the way down and boom). And like was said, the key commands are taking some getting used to (why do app devs do this? Please, stick with how RIM does it for consistency!).

  5. Yeah I just hate seeing all of my memory getting eaten up by these RSS readers…

  6. I’m still just messing with it. It feels a lot like what Tango is also becoming, but with a expected “Wall Street” slant. I can consistently crash this by trying to edit what stock tickers are displayed (scroll all the way down and boom). And like was said, the key commands are taking some getting used to (why do app devs do this? Please, stick with how RIM does it for consistency!).
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