RIM released a beta version of News Feeds into App World some time ago and while it was a nice idea, it was very much an alpha release.  I wanted to like it but still felt it lacked a little too much. So yesterday I tweeted the following:

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Much to my surprise RIM responded directly to my plea and released an updated version in the Beta Zone.

Key product updates include: 

  • Ability to delete all prior articles when viewing a feed or viewing “All Unread Items”.
  • Ability to mark the list of items as read when viewing a feed or viewing “All Unread Items”.
  • If you swipe left or right in a feed, the screen now moves to the previous or next item in the feed.
  • Ability to zoom in on images and text in feed items.
  • New message, wireless network, and battery (while charging) indicators appear in the app’s header.

Head on over to Beta Zone to take part in the program and get your hands on the new features.