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New York Times Releases free BlackBerry App

nytimes-blackberry When I first heard about this I could have sworn that the New York Times already had a BlackBerry app. Turns out they only had a homescreen shortcut. The Times developed this new app in house and it looks pretty good. It is sponsored by UPS for now which probably means that they will not be charging for it in the future (hopefully).

You can find the app at www.nytimes.com/bbapp and more details at this link from your desktop.

The app downloads articles for offline reading which is nice but sadly it only supports the BlackBerry Tour, Storm, Bold, and Curve 8900. Everybody else is expected to make do with their homescreen shortcuts at mobile.nytimes.com.

via Editor & Publisher

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  1. Please note: Bold 9700 (aka Bold 2) is not yet supported either…

  2. Well its not supporting 9700 bummer

  3. I have a storm and it says it’s not supported. Hmmm..Something to do with OS 5.0?

  4. No go on the 9000 bold… :(

    • the Times web page says specifically that it supports the Bold.

      • It told me my device is not yet supported… Must be because I’m running a hybrid OS.. 9000/5.0.0.238

        • I presume that the different versions are for the different screen resolutions and not because of some intricacy in the specific OS version because it does not compatibility by OS.

          The download URL probably redirects when it detects a non-compatible device/OS. If some enterprising soul posted the direct URLs this problem would probably be solved.

  5. Does it work on anyones? Its no-go on my 9000 with os 4.6.

  6. Can anyone post a direct URL that will work for the 9700?

  7. Storm link anyone?

  8. from: http://mobile.nytimes.com/bbapp/faq?q=20

    Do I need to register for NYTimes.com to use the BlackBerry application?

    The application does not require any NYTimes registration, though you will need to log in to your iTunes account in order to download the application from the App Store.

  9. Using the Tour and it tells me my device isn’t currently supported. Hmmm… Any suggestions?

  10. Downloaded the app – but when trying to run it on the Bold 9700/5.0.0.296 I get a message that this device is currently unsupported… Any other link from someone?

  11. Not supported on OS 5.0 :(

  12. It works well for my Bold using 4.6.0.297

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