I received a tweet from Mauricio at Blackberry Rocks saying that Audible audio boook application has been updated for Blackberry to version 1.4.2. What is Audible? Audible is owned by Amazon and is the leading provider of digital spoken audio books, newspapers, magazines, and TV. Audible has over 60,000 audio programs from over 600 providers. Audible supports BlackBerry Curve, Pearl, 8800, Bold, and Storm.
So what's new with version 1.4.2? •Support for the Curve 8900
•Landscape typing for the BlackBerry Storm now supported
•All screens have been optimized for faster loading.
•UI performance been improved. (scrolling , audio playback buttons, etc.)
•My Library is now stored directly on your device .
•Audio playback bug while Audible for BlackBerry is minimized has been fixed
•Improved support for BlackBerry Enterprise Servers
•You are immediately taken to the player screen upon loading the application, if your last action within the app was listening to audio.
With the Blackberry application you get: •FREE download of Thomas Friedman’s best-seller Hot, Flat, and Crowded.
•Sample, purchase, stream, and download over 60,000 titles directly to your handset.
•Explore the Free channel, featuring premium content hand-picked by Audible editors.
So all you book lover head over to Audible.com and get your FREE copy or upgrade.
•My Library is now stored directly on your device Buggy when using audible desktop mobile manager!! Still to resolve directory issues. App has difficulty maintaining a connection to dl books, does pretty well with podcasts etc. Locks up frequently, either cannot exit for upon restarting lock in offline mode. Except for the playback bug, the previous ver. was better @ everything! AUDIBLE, you are the supposed leader. U can do much better