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Old 11-25-2007, 07:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a really good, free, real-time weather app for BlackBerry 83xx? I remember I had Accuweather or something on my last Curve...and it was so-so.

Anything that give me accurate, today-weather at a click of the trackball?

And...can someone provide an OTA link?

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Old 11-25-2007, 07:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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BBWeather is a very good application. Available OTA.
Please see the specific instructions in Main Page - BlackBerryFAQ on how to set it up on a Curve.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I just use the weatherbug RSS feed in Viigo. One less app to load and take up memory space.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I second NJBlackberry's recommendation: BBWeather has been great for me. I've got it set to pull up the latest weather snapshot every couple of hours along with a new forecast (I think the forecast is every 4 hours). As Roo Zilla notes, it IS an app, and therefore does take up a bit more memory than simply subscribing to another RSS feed -- but I love having the icon on my desktop, so I can pull up the latest weather report with a single click. Very nice, free, takes up little space, and works very well. Highly recommended.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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++ BBweather

Read the FAQ NJBlackberry posted or it'll lockup your BB.
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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WorldMate Live has a decent weather summary in it. It's a bulky app if you just want weather, but if you travel and make use of its other features (as I do), then it might be viable for you. For me, WML's weather display is more than sufficient such that I don't need/want another weather app taking up room on my BB.
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WorldMate Live has a decent weather summary in it. It's a bulky app if you just want weather, but if you travel and make use of its other features (as I do), then it might be viable for you. For me, WML's weather display is more than sufficient such that I don't need/want another weather app taking up room on my BB.
Another key difference is that BBWeather is free -- and there is no subscription required.

There are a number of weather apps available for Windows Mobile -- some of them rather sophisticated and configurable -- and they do NOT require any kind of monthly subscription. The fact that the weather apps for Blackberry (other than BBWeather or simple RSS feeds or web pages) require a monthly subscription is simply due to lack of competition. Considering how many free sources of weather info exist on the web, a BB applet that scrapes any one of the free websites (technique used by the Win Mobile apps) should NOT require a paid subscription.

Right now, the ones you have to pay for are simply taking advantage of the lack of maturity of the market for weather apps on the BB. For now, BB Weather does a great job, and is free. I plan to live with this one until a few more non-subscription apps come along, at which point the market should open up completely and paid weather subscriptions will be a thing of the past.
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Worldmate Lite is also free through BlackBerry Owners Lounge.
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Where can I get a link to the OTA BBWeather download?
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Can I simply go there on my default browser and load from there?
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I go to NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and impute my city and state in the upper left. Then bookmark the page that pops up. Thereafter, just click on the bookmark. Excellent forecasting, with radar and satellite images. It is not real time, but is updated several times a day.

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Can I simply go there on my default browser and load from there?
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:18 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've found the simplest, quickest, and most accurate weather at http://m.wund.com/ This is wunderground.com's mobile weather site. It's fast and you can save bookmarks for specific zip codes rather than entering them every time. Enjoy!

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