Read the news on the go - The Telegraph bring their app to BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 12 Nov 2013 01:25 pm EST
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Here in the UK we have had a selection of native BlackBerry 10 newspaper applications since very early on in 2013, when BB10 first launched. It's rather nice to see yet another now grace us with its presence - this time it's The Telegraph. 

Like the previous newspaper apps, this one is also free to download, but does come with a slightly annoying advert at the top of the screen. Looking beyond that though, it is rather beautiful and a perfect example of a native BlackBerry 10 app. 

The Telegraph comes with a great Active Frame, which changes every few seconds, so you can see what's happening (with a picture) prior to opening the app itself. Once you are inside, things are much as you would expect. The launch page will have various articles on it and it's just a case of selecting the one you wish to read. From within the article you have a few tabs at the base of the display. Here you can refresh or use the arrows to navigate to the next story. 

Sharing is also supported and will allow you to send an article via any of the accounts you have set up in your BlackBerry Hub. Need to increase the font size? That is catered for as well, so everyone can enjoy. 

Tapping the home tab with the Telegraph 'T' on it will provide you with a list of all the categories featured in the app. If you are only interested in certain things you can filter here, which is a nice touch. 

That pretty much sums things up. Apart from that annoying advert the Telegraph application is awesome and I think I'll be keeping this one on my BlackBerry. You'll be pleased to know that as well as being free, the app is supported by all BlackBerry 10 devices - win! 

Additional features include: 

  • Instant access to your favourite news sections 
  • Full-screen photo galleries and video 
  • Article sharing via Facebook, BBM, Twitter and email 
  • Offline reading - once the app has updated, continue reading even without a connection
  • Customisable content refresh
  • Changeable font size

Download The Telegraph for BlackBerry 10

Reader comments

Read the news on the go - The Telegraph bring their app to BlackBerry 10

22 Comments

Ty. Wish bloggers would lead with this info.

I want to know if it is Android by end of the first paragraph please.

I refuse to support any android app, and I love my clean, zero problem Z10.

BB until it is not CDN

Thanks for the link!

Yeah, that review was kind of harsh...yikes... :-( He didn't even talk much about the phone really...

It's good to see UK being strong and supportive for blackberry. Maybe it's just me but why can CANADIAN companies and news paper show more love and get a native app on the bb10.

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It's great. There's a suspiciously circular arrow goes round when you navigate through but is has a native feel and flows well

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Interesting that it is free as the digital edition on iPad / iPhone (& android? ) is 'paid for' or can be accessed using your print version subscription details. Whilst I hope this continues I recall, though may be wrong, that the Apple versions started as free then moved to a subscription basis.

Will also be interested as to whether their Technology Reviews and News become less hostile towards BlackBerry, most items tend to be an infomercial for Apple and Google whilst ' BlackBerry is crap' is the usual line taken irrespective if whether the news or product us actually again good.

On the positive side at least they are supporting BB10; perhaps Sky would do likewise sometime soon especially in view of all the 'Sponsored by BlackBerry' advertising on their channels ;-)

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