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Streaming Video

by IrishCarBomb    Oct 25, 2008, 9:46 AM

Anyone know what the truth is behind streaming video on BB's?

I am fairly new to the devices, service, and selling them... The "official" literature I have, as well what I was told by the BB rep when we did our 2 day training, and later by another BB rep when he did my in store setup run through, was that no streaming video at the time, ie youtube, but they were hoping to get it added in soon, like when they launched the Bold/Storm, but that you would have to have one of those devices...

Well, of course I am not one to just take what someone says, so the second I got my 8110, I went straight to youtube and tried to play a video, no go... not shocked, but disappointed, and from my little experimentation, no way to download the video either.

Fast forward a month and a half to last night... Curiousity was getting the better of me again, being that the Bold and Storm are both set to release within a mere matter of weeks in the US, et al....

I go to youtube, click the play video link, and it OPENS MY MEDIA PLAYER! It failed to download, though, so I thought damn, going to have to get a Bold or Storm...

But I was determined, so I tried again, and low and behold, it played! The video played! Streaming video on my BB!

So what is the deal? Anyone, with a longer experience with BB's, know anything about this? Was the 'no streaming video' statement from BB a bunch of bs, did BB finally add it, or am I just one lucky sob?

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