Now that RIM seems determined to move their market beyond the hard core office types and into the real world, it only makes sense that they will be looking to show that their devices can do more tricks than just check e-mail.
One of the products that has helped the BlackBerry be more useful is the Quickplayer for BlackBerry from Quickplay Media. Quickplay is going a step further now. They have announced that they have signed up a first round of media partners for the Quickplayer. BlackBerry users will now be able to access streamed audiocasts which will give them access to business and finance updates, news, entertainment, sports and health information. The partners that will be providing the five minute podcasts include heavyweights like ABC News, Accuweather, Clear Channel, Gaiam, Marketwatch.com, The Wall Street Journal and Westwood One. Users with a BlackBerry 8700, 7130 or Pearl will be able to enjoy the new media.