RIM launches TiVo for BlackBerry

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How long does it take to pump out an TiVo app for BlackBerry? One year, evidently, as RIM and TiVo have just announced the availability of TiVo for BlackBerry. Allowing BlackBerry users with a TiVo set-top box to view their program guide and remotely schedule the recording of their favorite shows, BlackBerry for TiVo sounds pretty great except for one huge thing: you can’t watch what you’ve recorded. Yeah, yeah, it’s not a big deal to a lot of people, but the fact of the matter is that we’re living in something called the 21st Century, and in this day and age, your app damn well better learn to stream. We’re not saying that we’re abandoning all hope of streaming becoming a possibility in the future, but for now we guess we’re just going to have watch live TV through the Slingbox app. Joy. Hit the jump for BG’s thoughts on the app and some screenshots…

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Alright — just installed this bad boy and I’m pretty disappointed. It’s not like RIM didn’t properly set expectations, because they did. No one said anything about streaming some video in here, but it took them a year to make a scheduling application? It’s not exactly the most complicated type of app and it doesn’t even leverage a single BlackBerry-specific capability. Those two billion are still looking mighty good

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