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Old 04-27-2006, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best way to read news via this setup? Is there a good list of news site that can be easily accessed via blackberry or does it require a software install?

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pocket day allows RSS feeds to be set up or Pocket Express has news updates also.
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Try Piconews: http://www.piconews.com/
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I don't like to install extra software on BB to slow it down. So PocketDay might not be a good option.

piconews.com looks like a good solution. Looks like you still need to install it though. Do you like it? I guess you can choose what news you want, like selecting FT, NYT, USAToday, etc, right?
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Hey pengrus,

I'm using Pico as well and it works pretty good. There is one buggy thing I've noticed about it, though. Your feed headlines will auto-scroll, allowing you to see the entire headline. I've noticed that sometimes when I open the full article (Pico opens a browser session and goes to the site hosting the full article), if I alt-tab back to Pico with the browser still open sometimes the headlines will stop auto-scrolling. The only solution the software vendor has is to remove the batt & reinsert. Auto-scroll is turned back on. It's a bit of a pain, but it's a free app and works well otherwise.

It has a bunch of canned feeds but you can add your own. You can control:
  • The order in which the feeds are displayed
  • The number of items displayed per feed
  • How feeds are purged
  • Poll frequency
There are other settings you can tweak, as well.

Hope this helps.

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A free application is Berry Bloglines. It gives you a lot of choices for your reading pleasure. It connects to the internet, so it wont "slow" your BB down
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Just tried piconews. And found it only gives you a short summary of the news, like one paragraph. If you want to read full article, you then click on "Read Full Article". What is its advantage comparing just go to a couple of good mobile web sites for news? Some of them are not very well formated for the mobile phone.
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Installed Piconews and did not like it. How can I uninstall it? I tried application loader and did not find piconews there.
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