Wi-Fi is widely considered a must for smartphones, as 3G is still not as fast as a good hotspot. But not all hotspots are free to use, so services like Boingo can be leveraged to tap into Wi-Fi on the run. Boingo is available on a number of phone platforms, but notably missing on the list was always the BlackBerry. No more, as the folks at Boingo has announced that their mobile app is now available for that platform in a production release to provide one-touch access to the large network of hotspots they cover.
The application will initially be available for the BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Curve 8320 and BlackBerry Bold smartphones, with plans to add other handsets in the future. You will need a Boingo mobile account to take advantage of the hotspots on your BlackBerry.