Last month the fine folks at SideSwipe introduced us to their new news reader and let us give away 1,000 beta slots to our fabulous CrackBerry readers. The beta appears to have gone quite well, and today they are happy to present SideSwipe to everyone as a free download. You may be wondering what sets SideSwipe apart from any other reader that is available on the market, and having only used it for a short period of time I can already tell you that. This reader, unlike others, gives you feed categories to choose from. Instead of entering the URL for your favorite feeds they give you various categories to choose from, which come preloaded with a bunch of feeds that are relevant.

Once you select which categories you are interested in the rest is simple. The application launches to the most current updates, and scrolling left and right will toggle you between the various categories that you selected. In addition to the category views they also give you the option to save your favorite posts and have a tab for saved posts so you can access them quickly and easily. If you want to search for a specific topic you can do so by going to the search tab, or pressing the menu button and then searching from anywhere in the application. From within the application you can share your favorite articles with friends and family through BBM, email, Twitter and more with just a few clicks on your BlackBerry 7 device.

While unable to add your own feeds to the application, the preselected feeds offer a wide variety of news and great information all day long. The feeds sync to your device so that you are able to read and keep up to date regardless of whether you have a cellular signal or not. If you are looking for a new way to keep up to date with all the latest happenings, be sure to hop into BlackBerry App World and grab this free news reader today.

For more information and to download SideSwipe