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BlackBerry News App for BlackBerry PlayBook Updated to

RIM updated their BlackBerry News app for the PlayBook today. The new version brings us to v1.1.0.1 along with a host of new features. They add the ability to import your Google Reader subscriptions but I am really hoping they allow for full two way Google Reader sync soon.

New functionality includes:

  • Portrait mode support for all screens
  • “Read” articles are marked as such
  • “New” content indicator on home screen
  • Ability to update channels through data tethering
  • Ability to switch channels in magazine view
  • In the article view, ability to go to previous/next article
  • View a feed immediately after subscribing to it

You can pick up the new version in App World

5 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. I really don’t understand why a news app is limited for US and CA.
    news are available worldwide and a news app should do the same 😉

  2. Right on ekke. My gf is in China for a while and the app is blocked there. She really misses it.

  3. Yes, so happy I can update the channels through data tethering.

  4. I think they should include push notifications of upcoming news events.

    • I noticed that the blackberry news update doesn’t update to 100%, just to 95%. Has anybody else noticed this?

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