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Old 03-07-2007, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fontis - free RSS reader - I like it!

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tried to find it, I guess they changed it to "FreeRange".

under downloads/freenews

Not sure if you saw this, but from the main Blackberry Wap website, you can download this program. It's nice!
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey thanks for this!

Freerange is the first free rss reader that has worked (connected) for me on my Telus 7130e.
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hahaha, i actually like the other one called newsclip
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FreeNews and NewsClip are not free -- FreeNews is $20 after a 7 day trial and NewsClip is a subscription based service. The name FreeNews is completely misleading, there's nothing Free about it.

</fumes at misleading advertising, grrr>
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This program is great except for some bugs I've encountered. When searching for feeds, sometimes I get a message "null unable to connect" or something like that with the word null. Then it'll take me to a blank screen and there is no way out of that. I would have to reset my pearl in order to close and restart the reader. Other than this big, this program is pretty neat.
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FYI, NewsGator is releasing an RSS reader for BlackBerry called NewsGator Go! today. It offers full synchronization between read state, clippings, etc with a free online account at Newsgator DOT com. Also synchs with FeedDemon, Outlook plug-in, etc.
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rivviepop
FreeNews and NewsClip are not free -- FreeNews is $20 after a 7 day trial and NewsClip is a subscription based service. The name FreeNews is completely misleading, there's nothing Free about it.

</fumes at misleading advertising, grrr>
I'm fuming with ya! PicoNews is FREE, no charge no trial, no subscriptions no nuthin!
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I'm fuming with ya! PicoNews is FREE, no charge no trial, no subscriptions no nuthin!
I'm about to re-try NewsCopier again, they went from 1.0.2 to 1.1.0 so it's worth another look; I like PicoNews, but it has issues. A lot of the time I get old or duplicate articles, and sometimes they don't get newer ones -- something in their server is just not right.

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I tried sending emails to the PicoNews people but haven't ever heard anything back, it seems like they've just left it to die or something. :(
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FYI, NewsGator is releasing an RSS reader for BlackBerry called NewsGator Go! today. It offers full synchronization between read state, clippings, etc with a free online account at Newsgator DOT com. Also synchs with FeedDemon, Outlook plug-in, etc.
Just installed newsgator go! Trying out the trial right now. So far everything seems identical to Fontis except for the syncing part and the price tag. Great program though. I think newsgator is a bit more stable.
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Fontis was the code name for our product, which is now released as FreeRange WebReader . You can download it OTA from http://mwap.at and read more about it at http://www.freerangeinc.com
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