We told you that the BlackBerry News Feeds Beta would launch today and Netposer let us know that it is now available at this link below in App World. The app is annoyingly limited to the US and Canada in App World but hopefully that will change soon. It is also much lighter than Viigo at aprox. 500kb.
BlackBerry News Feeds in App World Test Center
We are just starting to dig into the app but I noticed a few things right off the bat. First of all it has the feel of Viigo but it no longer uses your Viigo account.
- You will need to login with your @BlackBerry login if you have one from App World. It is a shame that you lose all of your old subscriptions but I can see the new BlackBerry universal login strategy coming together.
- The interface is much bigger than Viigo and does not let you see as much on one screen as you used to be able to in Viigo.
- You will need to add BerryReview to your feed list by searching for it. Not sure why there are two entries but hopefully we can fix that. 🙂
- There does not seem to be any Google Reader integration but it does provide the ability to send an article using the built in Facebook and Twitter apps which is nice.
- You can tell it is built on Viigo because it uses the same default feeds as Viigo used to show…
Let us know what you think of BlackBerry News Feeds in the comments!