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The Weather Network shows off its BlackBerry 10 app

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The Weather Network shows off its BlackBerry 10 app
The Weather Network for BlackBerry 10

The Weather Network for BlackBerry 10

A few weeks ago, when RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said that size didn't matter, we hoped for his sake that he was referring to BlackBerry World and not making some kind of phallic statement. Potential BlackBerry 10 buyers have been concerned that the revamped app store would not have many of the apps that they are used to using on another platform. Heins said that BlackBerry World would have 200 to 400 of the top apps in each region. If you are accustomed to using the Weather Network on your phone, but you're worried that the app won't be available for BlackBerry 10, better think again. Not only will the Weather Network be offered in BlackBerry World, it also will have a ton of features that will satisfy even the most weather obsessed users.

The new Weather Network app for BlackBerry 10 will use the phone's GPS to produce a local forecast for your current location within 1 kilometer of where you are standing. A peek feature lets you quickly switch from watching information about a damaging storm to your local forecast with ease. BlackBerry 10 users will be to upload weather related photos directly to The Weather Network. Forecasts include current, short-term, long-term (day and night), 14 day trend (day and night) and hourly forecasts for user’s favorite locations and multiple locations can be tracked. Weather alerts and safety bulletins (think tornado alerts) will be sent straight to BlackBerry 10 handsets and the app can be shared with friends using BBM.

"As a Canadian leader in mobile app development, The Weather Network is delighted to launch the first major weather information app for BlackBerry 10. The team has worked closely with RIM to develop a unique and interactive app that will provide BlackBerry 10 users in Canada, the U.S. and beyond with the most up-to-date weather information direct to their new devices."-Gita Ashar, The Weather Network

source: TheWeatherNetwork via BerryReview

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posted on 28 Jan 2013, 13:37

1. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Tu es belle

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:43 5

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


this OS just may be a step "ahead" of android folks (in certain areas)......i think we're in for a real treat here :)

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:47 3

3. IamTheGodfatherofCell (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


A step ahead LMFAO....all I see is last years technology. This may be a step ahead of iOS but this couldn't even hold a candle to Android.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:58 3

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


keep doubting.......

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 15:17 3

6. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I remember reading (awhile back) that BB was teaming with Android on some sorta project. Maybe we'll see a bit of Android in BB10? I'm def diggin the new look, but I'm takin a seat next to the Godfather.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 20:03 4

14. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


so basically people like you believe android is the end of other os's. you think no os will come and out do android...........see reall tech lovers will be hoping for that day as they want real progress in tech

you keep singing the same tune and stick to android. let those who know use other os's and enjoy the advantages each brings

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 22:34

16. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Your tears are flooding my screen.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 22:25

15. chezy (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)


last time I checked android was an os and not hardware :)

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 15:06 3

5. jeck77 (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


Reading a lot of the comments here on Phonearena, I'm reminded of a family gathering during the holidays. The little children get put at their own table away from all the grownups, except in this case, there doesn't seem to be another table, and all the children have been allowed to have "conversations" with the adults and sit at the same table.

Anyways, BB10 is very intriguing and I am definitely excited to see what new things RIM brings to the table in a couple of days.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 20:01

12. quakan (Posts: 1189; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I always thought that was just my family lol.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 15:22 2

7. snowgator (Posts: 3210; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I am genuinely excited to see BB10 in action. Between WP 8, the next Android version (Key Lime Pie??), and BB10, I am very happy to be able to see what come later in 2012 when my contract is up. The next group of Nokia offerings, the GS4, the full line of BlackBerries...

Ahh, great to be a consumer....

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 15:24 1

8. snowgator (Posts: 3210; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Sorry- "2013".

So wish we could edit...

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 15:49 1

9. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I agree it should a great year for consumers. Nothing better than more options and diversity. Only problem is I'm going to want to buy and try them all out.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 15:56 1

10. elirev4 (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


Looks nice, but I don't think that the new Blackberry will be a hit...

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 16:39

11. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Simply for corporate users it will be a hit. People who are serious about work get a blackberry.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 20:02 1

13. quakan (Posts: 1189; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


That's the exact image they want to shed. They want everyone to want a new BlackBerry.

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