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    Talking Blackberry app for streaming fire and police scanners

    Calling all Blackberry addicted geeks. A new free app is available to let you listen to nearly a thousand online scanners and growing. The app connects to the scanners feeding to RadioReference.com. All the popular big cities are on there and you might even find your own city/town/county on there.

    This app is brand new and the developer is frequently releasing updates. Also word of warning, it does use a lot of battery power.

    I don't get into listening to random departments that I have nothing to do with. But I put my own department on there so I and others can listen on the computer at work and stuff. Now that the BB app is out, I can listen even when I'm not at my desk or shopping in a walmart type store with no pager reception. Its great!

    Streaming audio for the blackberry!!!
    http://ota.berryscanner.com/

    Streaming audio for the computer
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=1322 (mine as an example)
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    I actually downloaded this the other day. Seems to work OK......
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    I downloaded it but my Enterprise BB has the encryption and security settings directed from on high (serious security settings). I think it's causing it to not work right.

    Too bad, looks neat.
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    My Ipod touch has one of these, it works pretty well. I need to upgrade to the full version the free app is kind of cheesy and times out after 10-15 mins

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    I saw this on Crackberry.com

    It worked great. It only had a few departments that surround this area.

    One thing is for sure, it will drain your battery quick!

    Pretty neat though, for a phone!



    Speaking of phone and fire service. Anyone use anything else fire related? I am on Twitter and I am subscribed to firehouse news. I also subscribe to podcasts such as firehouse and EMT related stuff.

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    Speaking of the crackberry, I would love to see Firehouse go to a mobile site that was BB friendly. It seems to me that they are behind the times with this. It would be nice to mobile browse while sitting in the airport or the firehouse killing time. When I try to browse the forums with my berry, I can read it, but I can't log in. But like most things Firehouse related, it will go unnoticed.
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    I just got a crackberry. That would be cool. What cities are in the streaming dispatch audio?

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    If it is listed on radio reference's streaming audio page, then it is available on the BB app.
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/

    Version 0.4.7 is now up on ota.berryscanner.com
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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