1. whodathunkit's Avatar
    One of my favorite apps is the BB news app. A few days ago it stopped uploading current information. I thought it was a fluke and hoped it would correct itself. Days have gone by and nothing. I've tried to update numerous times only to get the message "There was a problem connecting to the server. Please try again later." All of my other updates work - weather, connection to internet, etc. so I am at a loss.

    I've taken battery out and rebooted, uninstalled program and reinstalled and no change. My device is a 9930 running on 7.1.0 Bundle 2879.

    Any Suggestions?

    Thanks for your assistance.
    04-06-14 07:46 PM
  2. flyingsolid's Avatar
    The BlackBerry News app was retired a few days ago.

    KB35840-BlackBerry News application End of Life
    04-06-14 07:48 PM
  3. riss89's Avatar
    BlackBerry News is no more for OS7 devices........
    04-06-14 07:48 PM
  4. whodathunkit's Avatar
    Wow -

    Which app is a good replacement for all that BB News offered?

    04-06-14 07:52 PM
  5. flyingsolid's Avatar
    If you find a replacement, let me know of it too.

    EDIT: Social Feeds looks like a good alternative for now.
    Last edited by mrskycar; 04-12-14 at 11:27 AM. Reason: added recent discovery
    04-06-14 07:57 PM
  6. masterful's Avatar
    Try NativeNews . .the developer is awesome. Check it out on bbw

    P.s it is not free but trust me $0.99 is just one time payment and it is less than one morning coffee.

    ? Slicing using my ?
    04-06-14 08:11 PM
  7. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    BlackBerry News is no more for OS7 devices........
    Also for the BlackBerry PlayBook as well I believe.

    Sent from my Q10 using Tapatalk
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    04-08-14 11:31 AM
  8. riss89's Avatar
    I had never used BlackBerry News app so I can't provide comparisons, but if you're looking for a good news app that allows for customization, check out the AP News app. It's nice, good sources, you can set up in-app and email alerts, organize your news how you want.
    04-11-14 06:50 PM
  9. craked's Avatar

    Another bad news after the infamous shutdown of Google News/BeReader.

    I guess there is no other alternative than a joint complaint against RIM, or hope for a resourceful fan initiative..

    All other news apps are just ****.
    04-12-14 05:03 AM
  10. flyingsolid's Avatar
    Can someone confirm if this affected Social Feeds as well?

    EDIT: Social Feeds is unaffected from BlackBerry News shutdown. You need an active BIS connection though.
    Last edited by mrskycar; 04-12-14 at 11:26 AM. Reason: ans own ques
    04-12-14 05:23 AM

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