Until now, IMHO, Newsclip has been the best RSS reader -- decent, aesthetics, automatic updates, ... BlackBerry Pearl forum
Best FREE RSS Reader is ... the OS 4.2 Blackberry Browser
Until now, IMHO, Newsclip has been the best RSS reader -- decent, aesthetics, automatic updates, and, most importantly, it extracted text only full articles for easu reading on the device.
However, 3 things now make the Blackberry Browser itself the best RSS reader for OS 4.2 devices. First, RIM has integrated an RSS reader into the Blackberry. If you navigate to a webpage with links to RSS feeds and press menu, you'll see an option to add a web feed. Also, if you navigate directly to the feed page itself, it will display as an RSS feed in browser - with options to view the opening snipet and to read the entire page.
Second, is the increasing availability of mobile feeds, such as those that can be found at http://today.reuters.com/mobile/default.aspx, and at http://asp.usatoday.com/marketing/rss/index.aspx#Mobile (mobile feeds are in the lower right hand corner). These feeds are optimized for mobile devices in that they point to text-only or mobile-friendly pages that can be loaded quickly in the browser. Plus, blogs like engadget, bbhub, and bbcool load up nicely in rss feeds. As does the pinstack bbforums RSS feed.
Third, is the ability to book mark a page and set it to automatically update every hour, 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, or 24 hours.
Put these features together and you have a free and extremely light-running RSS feeder optimized for the blackberry. I created a new folder in my blackberry bookmarks called "RSS Feeds" and boomarked my favorite feeds with update each hour. When the feed has been updated, its bookmark shows in bold and italicized texts. I've uninstalled Newsclip. I think RIM hit a homerun with this one.
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