With the new Storm2 making up for the differently successful Storm from Blackberry, Absolute Gadget looks into its Apps box and sees it if can pull out out some treats.
Snaptu is a fast and stylish suite of social networking and lifestyle services including news readers, sports and weather updates. It even includes transport and tube planners, movie updates to find out what’s playing in your area, a local pub search, TV guide and much more!
Snaptu is available to download for free from BlackBerry App World.
Browse the latest charts, preview the latest tracks and discover, purchase and download high quality, DRM-free MP3 music direct to your BlackBerry smartphone. It also integrates an integrated advanced media player that imports your existing playlists and MP3 music so you can carry your music collection wherever you go! With the advanced media player on the BlackBerry Storm2, this application is a must-have for any BlackBerry Storm user on the go.
7digital is available to download for free from BlackBerry App World.
BlackBerry Messenger 5.0
One of the best kept secrets amongst the BlackBerry community, BlackBerry Messenger is used by celebrities, consumers, fashionistas, families and businesspeople and is a unique instant messaging service designed just for BlackBerry smartphone users. Share your pin or unique barcode to connect with friends anywhere, anytime and instantly chat, send and receive pictures and much more in real-time, making it the ultimate app for BlackBerry Storm2 users who want to keep in contact on the move.
BlackBerry Messenger is available to download for free from BlackBerry App World.
PatternLock offers a new and fun way for you to lock your BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone. The lock screen shows 9 dots in a 3×3 grid and before using PatternLock, you define what your lock pattern will be. The next time you see the lock screen, you trace your finger in the pattern in the right order you defined before and your device will unlock.
PatternLock Lite is available to download from your BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone from BlackBerry App World for free. The full version can also be purchased from BlackBerry App World from £2.09 with a host of other features such as location based and individual application locking.
Poynt is a free, all-in-one local search application for your BlackBerry smartphone. Move beyond discovering your local area and begin connecting with local businesses, retailers and events that are important to you. View your search results on an interactive map, get driving directions, see showtimes, watch movie trailers and buy tickets – all in one application.
Poynt is available to download from your BlackBerry smartphone from free.
Based on the classic wooden labyrinth game where you control a steel ball to find a way to the finish hole, Labyrinth is a fun game that uses the accelerometer on the BlackBerry Storm2 to its best ability. As you tilt your BlackBerry Storm2 the ball will weave its way through the maze but watch out for the objects (blocks, holes and teleports). With a lot of levels and variable ball speed to match your skill level you will have hours of entertainment with this fun game!
Both the free demo version, Labyrinth LITE, and the full version, available from £3.48, are available from BlackBerry App World.
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger for BlackBerry smartphones allows you to chat in virtual real time with your instant messaging IM contacts when and where you want to, not just when you’re in front of your computer. It has many of the same features as Windows Live Messenger on your desktop, including fast and reliable messaging, access to your existing contact list, the ability to add, delete and block contacts, virtual real-time awareness of which contacts are online, manage status updates and the ability to participate in several conversations at once or participate multi-user chats.
Windows Live Messenger is available to download from BlackBerry App World for free.
Exclusive to the Storm, the goal of the game is to fly a plane through the centre of the rings coming at you – points are warded for each ring flown through and the closer you get to the centre, the more points you earn. Simple and yet fun entertainment!
FlightPath for the BlackBerry Storm smartphone is available free to download from BlackBerry App World.
Imagine one click access to news, weather, entertainment, live sports scores and schedules, markets, stock portfolios, flight schedules and status, movies, shopping, Twitter and more…delivered quickly, efficiently and intuitively in a format specially designed for your BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone. Tell Viigo what you are interested in and it keeps itself up to date, so your information is available immediately, wherever you are and whenever you need it. No waiting for the browser to load, no typing URLs…just the information you care about, instantly available, one click away. Be informed, productive and connected wherever you are…and never be bored again.
Viigo for BlackBerry smartphones is available to download for free from BlackBerry App World.
UberTwitter is a full featured location aware Twitter client which supports all of the features of Twitter and advanced capabilities such as: photo integration, embedded videos in tweets, tweet shrinking and URL shortening. It looks great on the large BlackBerry Storm2 screen and is a great way to keep your followers updated when out and about!
Ubertwitter is available to download for free from BlackBerry App World.