Check out the new Inside BlackBerry mobile site!

Uncategorized

Inside BlackBerry mobile version

When we gave the Inside BlackBerry blog a holiday facelift this past December, we knew we’d have to soon do the same with our mobile-friendly site (we have a feeling that a lot of our readers are mobile fans). Today, our blogging team is able to cross the first of our many New Year’s resolutions off the list with the launch of the new and improved Inside BlackBerry mobile site.

The new site features two notable additions:

  • Photo thumbnails on the main page and full scale images inside posts.
  • A fully functional commenting system allowing you to both read and post comments (get commenting!).

We’ve also updated the look and feel of the mobile site to closely match the desktop version, as well as worked hard to improve browsing times. Of course, we’re always looking for ways to improve, so if you have ideas on content we should add or remove, post a comment and let us know!

You can view the new Inside BlackBerry mobile site by pointing your BlackBerry Browser to: http://blogs.blackberry.com

About Douglas Soltys

Word Czar. Web 7.0 (in beta). Blogs and tweets and wonders.

Join the conversation

Show comments Hide comments
+ -
  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Beautiful! I could have used this in the hospital when my BlackBerry was the only thing I had. Most of the page requests were to big🙂 Mobile site works great!

  • RayG

    To be honest, the site isn't updated enough to get me to load it as a mobile app. Several BB blogs are updated much more often… like every few minutes. And just having new posts on a forum isn't gonna do it for me, either.

  • JustAGuyFromThe514

    That's right. We need more BlackBerry sites to post useless contests, to post what other BlackBerry sites have reported, and to repost what other BlackBerry sites have reposted! And if that's not enough, we need more BlackBerry sites with mobile app stores. Wait. And we need more forums with people like you. You must be a joy to hang around with.

    Great job on the mobile site guys.

  • RayG

    Why wouldn't I expect to get the latest news about RIM/Blackberry from RIM/Blackberry?

  • http://www.berryreview.com/2010/02/03/rant-blackberry-blog-has-new-lame-design/ Rant! BlackBerry blog has new, lame design | BerryReview.com »

    […] I should have known. A friendly reader just told me that the “Official BlackBerry Blog” has a new design. It’s the beautiful thing you can see above. Ain’t that pretty? I like it. But […]

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Just so you know it is not an application but a mobile version of IBBB for the web browser on the BlackBerry so if you visit with the mobile browser the page loads are smaller and designed for the BlackBerry screen and smaller size fir data charges and transfers to be less. Its a great idea because before the browser would not even load some articles because they were to big to view on the browser.

  • RayG

    Sorry, when I first read the original story, I thought it was a link to a 'launcher' to the mobile version. Hence my original reply. In light of that, sure, any site that has a mobile version is going to get a better chance of being used on my phone for sure. And yes, it looks/loads better than it did before. As I mentioned in the original, for awhile I checked it every day- either on the phone or PC. it didn't get updated for nearly a week at a time. And a week between posts these days is ancient history. Maybe as the site grows and matures content will be updated on a more timely basis. I'll probably still check every day just to see whats up.

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    For sure that can be frustrating to keep checking for updates from a site and no updates are available. I am the same way but I use Vigo on my BlackBerry and for my desktop I use Outlook 2007 RSS reader. Whenever my favorite sites update like IBBB I get notified right away. Just an option I know your venting and might not want an answer but sometimes people don’t know the options are out there like RSS.

  • RayG

    Oh, the options are there for sure. But when I FIRST got my Curve a few years ago, I had all kinds of things going on. The phone became my own little message parlor. Every little thing from Viigo, and other RSS feeds kept the darn thing buzzin and beepin. Since then, I've trimmed down on the notifications like that and only concentrate on ones that actually may be useful! At least for me- things that relate to work or something important like weather alerts or advisories. Not all email sets it off, either. I got tired of getting a notification when I was expecting something, only to find that the golf channel is selling something, or any number of similar messages.

  • Diane

    Why can't I get the blackberry touch at sprint?

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Too funny because I am the same when I got my first 7100 I wanted the thing to beep and buzz at every change in degree in the weather. Now I want only important stuff to bother me like personal emails and appointments and calls. It's weird how your usage changes after you nestle into the BlackBerry.

  • RayG

    See what I mean? no info on a Blackberry site about the recent Facebook mobile app issues. Skipped over and next entry is about a beta for native Twitter client, That most people won't even get close to using. I only hope that everybody was working on the FB problem and were too busy to update here…

  • RayG

    See what I mean? no info on a Blackberry site about the recent Facebook mobile app issues. Skipped over and next entry is about a beta for native Twitter client, That most people won't even get close to using. I only hope that everybody was working on the FB problem and were too busy to update here…

blog comments powered by Disqus