QuickPlay announces streaming video for BlackBerry

QuickPlay Media announced the first free streaming video service for BlackBerry 8130 smartphone called “VideoStreams”.

The streaming video is available now in the Canada through Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility and features a range of entertainment content, music videos, comedy, horoscopes and extreme sports.

If you have the BlackBerry you can visit the site and download the service and also includes a “send to a friend” feature that allows users to share videos with friends and collegues.

Wayne Purboo, CEO and co-founder, QuickPlay Media said “The mobile market is exploding – with new applications, devices, and services introduced to the world each day – and RIM is a company at the forefront of this rapidly changing marketplace. We are excited to continue our history of innovation by being the first to offer BlackBerry smartphone customers free access to our high quality video services.”

In addition, Jeff McDowell, vice president, Global Alliances at Research In Motion said “BlackBerry smartphones are attracting a wider range of mobile customers who want to use more personal applications and entertainment services. In turn, this trend is attracting a new class of developer partners, like QuickPlay, who are creating consumer and lifestyle applications that deliver new experiences for BlackBerry smartphone users.”