First app to stream live video from a BlackBerry surfaces

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There are a bunch of live video streaming apps for mobiles now: Qik, Flixwagon, Kyte and more. But till now the BlackBerry has been the unloved guy in the grey sit, sitting in the corner, unable to join the party. Qik is on Symbian S60, Windows Mobile and jailbroken iPhones. The others tend to be Symbian apps. But now the business guys can join the fun as UK-startup Next2Friends now has an app running for the BlackBerry Curve and Pearl handsets. The company already supports Symbian S40 and S60 devices as well as Windows Mobile 6 handhelds, so that’s something they can hold over the others for now. An iPhone app can’t be far away.

To get it you sign up to the Next2Friends site, download the app to your ‘Berry, then live stream video to you Next2Friends site account. The videos can also be shared to social networks like Facebook.

I covered Next2Friends more extensively back in January when they released a bunch of mobile apps tied to their online service. One of which is the “Tag & Meet” Bluetooth social networking application which looks interesting – though is largely un-monetisable and relies on others having the app, as is usually the problem with mobile socnets.

  • Jonas

    I am a keen N2F fan, especially now the BBs are supported, I have not come across anyone else doing live streaming on BBs before. I also like the social community feeling of thier site, rather than just being a landing zone like other streaming sites.

  • Luke

    I think the technology is great..

    Really love the idea of the “Tag & Meet” application powered by your phones Bluetooth.

    Does anyone know if and when they will release the applications for the iPhone?

  • CrackBerry Nut

    Ha! I just downloaded the app and after updating my OS to 4.5 am streaming video! I also downloaded Social and have to say Snap Up is really handy and simple to use.

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    the technology is the best way
    but it was som comen on this paragraphe

    To get it you sign up to the Next2Friends site, download the app to your ‘Berry, then live stream video to you Next2Friends site account. The videos can also be shared to social networks like Facebook.

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