Buy a BlackBerry and you have access to a bafflingly large range
of exciting apps to help you play or do business better. The 'best'
ones depend on who is using them, but check out our list for a few
apps that are right up there with the best.
1) BlackBerry Messenger
This free text and broadcast
service is unique to BlackBerry and is one of the most popular apps
across any platform available. Use it to message friends, groups of
customers or selected clients - the opportunities to communicate
are endless - and instant.
And check out the latest addition: BBM Music, a
cloud-based service that brings social and viral music discovery to
BlackBerry users by allowing them to build a
community-based music library shared amongst their BBM Music
2) Urban Spoon
Hungry but don't know where to eat? Then Urban
Spoon is the solution. Simply type in your location, select the
type of food you're after and a price range and spin the wheel! It
will land on a suggested venue which you can accept or spin
the world's most popular cloud-based file storage service. It's
perfect for accessing big files such as pictures, video and audio
files without saving them on your phone. To access it on your Blackberry
set up a folder on your desktop and synchronise to Dropbox's
Download the app from BlackBerry Appworld or the Dropbox website,
enter your login details and hey presto, you have access to all the
files through your handset.
We all know that Facebook is a great social network, but when
it comes to mobile versions the key is accessibility and usability.
BlackBerry's version of this app is brilliant.
It gives you direct access to your news feed and an easy way to
update your status.
There's a button to open up Facebook places and one for
uploading pictures taken on your phone. Scroll to the right to
access a menu including your profile, messages and friends.
5. WiFi File Transfer
File Transfer you can move files between your BlackBerry and
any PC or Mac on the same WiFi NetWork.
This means there's no need for USB drivers, desktop mangers or
any 3rd party applications. Just connect to the network
and your BlackBerry effectively becomes a wireless memory
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