Sona Mobile, a leading provider of wireless mobility solutions, today announced that it is launching the first-ever Blackberry Media Player, a software application designed to offer multimedia applications at near TV quality playback on the BlackBerry.

“We are thrilled to be first to market with a media player for BlackBerry devices. For the very first time, BlackBerry users can receive either BerryCast (PodCasts wirelessly updated) or streaming video on their mobile devices,” said John Bush, CEO and President of Sona Mobile.

CanWest MediaWorks will be the first customer for Sona Mobile’s BlackBerry Media Player and will supply news content daily for Sona Mobile BerryCast, which allows BlackBerry users to take advantage of a download-and-play method multimedia content delivery.

“We are very excited about being first to market with Sona,” said Mario Alfano, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategy of CanWest MediaWorks’ Interactive Division. Being able to provide our news and TV content to BlackBerry users opens up an important new market for CanWest MediaWorks, and the availability of relevant Canadian video content is very good news for BlackBerry users.”

Via TMCNet

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