While your BlackBerry is a useful tool that can make your professional life more efficient, it can also be a fun device to use when you’re bored. I’ve derived meany hours of pleasure from reading articles, listening to music, and playing games on my BlackBerry. There’s a new service that takes BlackBerry entertainment to a new level. It’s called Bitbop, and it allows you to watch TV shows right from your BlackBerry. It’s basically Hulu for your BlackBerry — only it does come at a price. But if you find yourself with downtime and want to catch up on TV, it’s certainly worth a look. You’ll start out by downloading the free app, which you can get right at their website. It is compatible with the Bolds 9000, 9650, and 9700, the Curve 8900, and the Tour. You will then received a free seven-day trial, during which you can watch up to three shows. There are dozens there, mostly from FOX and its affiliates, but also from NBC, Comedy Central, Food Network, and others. If you like the service, you can then subscribe for $9.99 per month. That covers unlimited views, so you can really take advantage of your subscription cost. The best part is that you have the option to stream or download the shows, either over 3G or Wi-Fi. That makes it easy to download everything you need at home, using your Wi-Fi connection. Then you can take all that on the road with you. PC World provides a quick review, and the results are positive. Downloading seems to be the way to go, though it seems like streaming can work well, too. I guess that depends on your network and location. You can check out the service at Bitbop.com.
Watch TV on your BlackBerry with Bitbop
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