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Sky News Review
by on July 17, 2012
The Sky News app for BlackBerry opens on the Top Stories page, offering a pick of the latest news stories from its various categories. A thumbnail image to the left of headline also lets you know if a story has video to go with it or not. You can also view stories in various categories, including UK News, Sport, Politics and the usual subjects.
Tapping through to a story brings up the headline with an image or video underneath – in the case of the latter, you can select it (or tap it on a touchscreen phone) to open it. The full text of the story is underneath, in big clear type. The stories aren’t too long, generally, and it’s not a slog to get through them on the small phone screen.
If you don’t want to read about the stories, there’s a video tab at the bottom you can switch to, which lets you view video bulletins exclusively. These are short catch-ups (around 3 minutes) of the main news stories from the general news, the showbiz news and the weather. There’s also a audio-only option.
You can share any of the stories easily using Twitter or Facebook, and the app is BBM connected. There’s also a button to switch from black text on a white background to white on black, so you can choose whatever’s most comfortable.
The whole thing is well-made, if a little simple. If you’re after a simple way to catch up with the latest headlines, though, we recommend it.
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