BlackBerry PlayBook Apps: 7digital Music Store and BlackBerry Podcasts

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Previously on the Inside BlackBerry blog, we talked quite a bit about the performance of the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet and what that means for consumers (see our BlackBerry PlayBook vs iPad comparison and BlackBerry PlayBook web fidelity videos, which demonstrate the web experience on the tablet). As we move closer to launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, I’m excited to share more information on the content that BlackBerry PlayBook users will have access to from day one.

In the above video, BlackBerry PlayBook Product Manager Ryan Bidan walks through two specific media discovery applications that will come with the BlackBerry PlayBook: 7digital Music Store and BlackBerry® Podcasts. In addition to the demo, Ryan also provided me with some key information about each application.

7digital Music Store:

  • 7digital Music Store offers over 13 million songs, and tracks are available at prices starting as low as $0.79 with bitrates up to 320 kbps (DRM free).
  • As Ryan mentioned, 7digital Music Store content is stored in the cloud via a digital music locker for easy portability across devices and to help against accidental loss.
  • 7digital Music Store includes a recommendation engine that features content based upon recent browsing and purchase activity.

BlackBerry Podcasts:

  • The BlackBerry Podcasts app for the BlackBerry PlayBook includes 19 content categories, ranging from sports to entertainment to business, including popular content such as the New Yorker and Ask A Ninja podcasts (two of my personal favorites!).
  • BlackBerry Podcasts allow users to preview an episode before downloading or subscribing to it, and it automatically downloads new podcasts for subscribed channels.

In the above video, Ryan also discusses how to easily load media content you already own onto the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet using BlackBerry® Desktop Software. Stay tuned for more information on this and more in-depth previews of both apps in future blog posts!

Post a comment and let us know what you think of 7digital Music Store and BlackBerry Podcasts for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet!

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