FreeNews - News and Blog Reader - Get the best of millions of websites and blogs to your cell phone in less than 1 minute a day!
FreeNews turns your cell phone into your own personal newspaper, weather station, blog reader, sports announcer, newspaper, stock tracker, and hobby news source - all rolled into one
"FreeRange has developed an excellent RSS reader for the mobile platform..." - Stuart Hunter, Blackberrycool.com
"FreeNews, one of the latest mobile newsreaders, lets the headline hungry use a mobile phone to digest their favorite blogs or websites efficiently in a matter of minutes..." - John Gartner, Wired News review
Easily select exactly the news you care about
Professional news sites - BBC, Reuters, CNN, NYTimes, etc.
Weblogs (Keep up with the blogs you care about)
Sports - headlines on your favorite teams, players or event
Weather (for your zip code - or anywhere in the world)
Stocks you are following
Custom news feeds based on any keyword via Yahoo! News
Not a Web or WAP browser
FreeNews is not a web browser - there are no url's to enter. You select the news sources you want once from your phone or desktop computer and FreeNews then brings (downloads) this information directly to your phone
FreeNews was designed from the start to be the best way to receive information on your mobile phone. Limited screen sizes and slow data connections make most internet sites unsuitable for mobile phones, and make even WAP pages designed for mobile phones tedious to use. FreeNews is different. When you connect with FreeNews, all your information is sent to your phone at one time in a compressed format.
An elegantly simple interface makes it easy to organize and find what you are looking for
Once "your news" is in your phone you can quickly scan hundreds of articles for only the ones that interest you
View a list of only the headlines of each article
Quickly step through summaries of articles for more information
Read the full text of articles directly on your phone
Built in text-only browser allows you to quickly download the entire text of the articles that interest you.
Share articles with others
Find something that will interest others? FreeNews includes the ability to email article links to friends and colleagues directly from your phone.
FreeNews is a service that combines a compact Java client (MIDP 1.0) with a powerful backend server that maintains up to date information on your phone.
A true "offline" reader - articles and summaries are stored on your phone.
Add any RSS or Atom feed - RSS 0.9, 0.91, 0.92, 1.0, or 2.0.
Add from our database of 50,000 RSS feeds.
Create custom keyword news feeds based on keywords from Yahoo! News.
Entry of any RSS feed directly on your phone or via our web interface.
The FreeNews service is run as an annual subscription.
Note: FreeNews requires that the IBM WebSphere Micro Environment be installed.
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Supported operating systems:
Palm OS 3.x, Palm OS 4.x, Palm OS 5.x
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