iPlayer comes to BlackBerry handsets

The BBC has expanded its range of mobile applications to include an official BlackBerry iPlayer client. Owners of the BlackBerry Bold 2 (9700) and Storm 2 (9520/9550) are now able to access the Beeb's television catch-up service from their handset.

It'll happily stream catch-up TV and radio, and live streaming should work too. What it won't do, however, is download content for viewing later, or sideload content from your computer. That function is only available to certain Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson handsets, which can be seen in the BBC's big grid o' compatibility.

3G is only officially supported over the 3 and Vodafone networks, so don't expect great performance elsewhere. For best results, you'll want to use Wi-Fi. To get the app, or to check compatibility on your device, head over to bbc.co.uk/mobile/bbapps on your handset. Now - where's the Android version? Beebplayer just isn't good enough...



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