Treo 650 Mobile RSS Newsreaders
My personal favourite RSS reader is QuickNews for the many reasons that I outlined in my review a few months ago.
However, although many Treonauts have shared that QuickNews is similarly their top choice (particularly for Podcasts) it is nonetheless not the only solution in town – there are actually eight.
Each of these solutions offer unique features and have a slightly different flavour setting each apart. Some are free while others are not. They generally fall under four categories:
Quick News: Provides an application custom built for our Treo. ($14.95)
mNews: is another custom built application for our Treo. ($19.95)
Bloglines Mobile: Browser based using the Blazer or Xiino browser. Also synchronizes with your online Bloglines subscription. (Free)
NewsMob: browser based. works with Desktop, PDA or mobile device. (Free)
LiteFeeds: A Java mobile RSS reader which requires the separate installation of the free IBM Java VM on your Treo (if you are using KMaps then you already have it installed). Also synchronizes with your online subscription. (Free)
FreeNews: Another mobile RSS reader which also requires IBM WebSphere Microedition Java runtime to be installed. ($19.95 per year)
Newsgator: One of the earliest players in the RSS readers field, the company now offers the most extensive array of services with online, mobile (browser based) and email editions. (Starting at $49.95 per year)
nextBLAST: Also offers online, mobile (browser based works best with Blazer not Xiino), sends RSS as SMS, MMS or WAP Push as well as e-mail. (Free during beta for basic features + Premium Services from $3.99 to $9.99 per month)
I haven’t yet had a chance to evaluate all of these – the many options and features of each can truly be mind-boggling – but will post a comparative review as soon as I have.
In the meantime, please let me and your fellow Treonauts know about the RSS reader applications or services that you’ve already tried as well as the ones that you’re using regularly to see which ones are coming at the top.