1. hokie123's Avatar
    Just picked up a new 64GB PlayBook from Office Depot for $189, and after getting everything set up like my old 16GB PlayBook I noticed there was no icon for the BlackBerry News App. After going through support and having them ask me to do various resets and re-loading the OS (none of which worked) , I found through a search that the app is now listed in App World. After telling the support person what I found, the replied that the News App is no longer provided as a part of the 2.1 OS.

    I was able to load through App World and was up and running again. Thought I'd provide this information in case someone else starts looking around for their missing News icon on their PlayBook!
    11-01-12 11:22 PM
  2. 312Lorden's Avatar
    What kind of news? Blackberry news or general news? I bookmarked several newspapers and other online news (The Economist, Globe News, E! News, etc) and created a new folder on my desktop page for them. I choose the kind of news I want to read, not what comes packaged with the PB.
    bbfan1040 likes this.
    11-01-12 11:36 PM
  3. Kandoo-BB's Avatar
    I'm gonna guess press reader
    11-02-12 12:16 AM
  4. jamesharmeling's Avatar
    I love BB News. I get feeds from 10 different BB sites and the AP/Reuters National news is pretty good too for keeping up with breaking news. Love how it syncs with my Bold too!
    bldshd likes this.
    11-02-12 05:05 AM
  5. hokie123's Avatar
    What kind of news? Blackberry news or general news? I bookmarked several newspapers and other online news (The Economist, Globe News, E! News, etc) and created a new folder on my desktop page for them. I choose the kind of news I want to read, not what comes packaged with the PB.
    It's actually a news app which you choose the feeds that will appear. Once you set up the feeds they will automatically update on your phone running the app as well since the saved feeds are tied to your BlackBerry ID.

    Here's the link in App World:
    https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/44610/
    11-02-12 09:14 AM
  6. RedxD's Avatar
    For some strange reason it says that it's "not compatible with my current device profile", I'm running os 2.1.0.1032
    11-02-12 10:33 AM
  7. jonduran86's Avatar
    Cool. Can't wait to get my first shiny, new 32 GB!
    11-02-12 11:11 AM
  8. PatrickMJS's Avatar
    I'm on .1088 and the News app is working fine.
    11-02-12 02:30 PM

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