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Smartphone Software - xPlayer for Blackberry

xPlayer is a powerful yet flexible media player for your Blackberry device. It's also free.
Published: Jan 27, 2008
Author: Michael E, Callahan

xPlayer for Blackberry by SHAPER Services

by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder


Note: Since by definition "smartphones" are phones that are also PDA's, the software reviewed here should work with personal digital assistants that are not "smartphones". Check the operating system because we'll be reviewing software for Pocket PC, Palm, and Blackberry devices. -- Editor

In looking around for a good media player for my Blackberry 8830 I was prepared to pay to get something decent. Instead, I found xPlayer from SHAPE Services and ended up paying ZERO. This nifty multimedia player for Blackberry devices is totally free and it's the best I found. It supports a wide range of audio formats and odds are it will play the music you listen to. Just a few of the formats it handles include MP3, AVI, MP4, WAV, and more. The feature I liked the best was the ability to maneuver around my Blackberry file system to find the songs I wanted. xPlayer let me create playlists or pick the songs you want one by one. You can also play videos using xPlayer and it does a beautiful job. One feature that really shocked me was the background functionality. I was listening to music on my Blackberry when I had a phone call come in. The music immediately paused and when I hung up the phone, the music started back up right were it left off. Slick! xPlayer gives you control over volume, playlists, and you can even give the program a theme that suits you. xPlayer, by SHAPE Services, is the most impressive media player I found. It's what I use on my Blackberry. Give it a try on yours.


If you have software you use on your "smartphone" or PDA, come and talk about it with us in the Forums. We look forward to seeing you there.


About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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