It is a little-known fact that BlackBerry App World opened its doors a year ago and now the store holds over 6,000 apps for users to download onto their BlackBerry smartphones. Here is a selection of the top applications from the past twelve months.
BlackBerry Messenger 5.0
One of BlackBerry’s best kept secrets. BlackBerry Messenger is incredibly popular amongst the BlackBerry community, Used by celebrities, consumers, fashionistas, families and businesspeople it’s 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 music and more wherever you may be over the festive season and beyond!
BlackBerry Messenger is available to download for free from BlackBerry App World http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/screenshots/3729
iPlayer for BlackBerry
Never miss your favourite BBC TV show again as this great app puts the TV in your pocket. With amazing viewing and sound quality, you can happily watch your favourite show on the go, and easily navigate through the programmes that iPlayer has to offer. Whether you’re a fan of Eastenders, and can’t miss an episode, or want to listen to The Chris Moyles radio show at a time that suits you, this easy to use app is just the tool you need to get your BBC content fix, wherever you may be.
Available for free download from your device www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/bbapps
This classic gem-swapping puzzle is a must for any gamer. Now with enhanced graphics, users need to string together three or more gems to rack up points in this fast paced game. Advance through levels in normal single-player mode or race the clock in timed mode.
Bejeweled is available from BlackBerry App World from £3.48. For further information see here http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/4117
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 http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/3241
Need for Speed Shift 3D
Do you fancy yourself as a boy racer, or are you an avid fan of Need for Speed? This brilliant new version of the racing simulation game is now available on the BlackBerry Storm2, allowing you to grab the wheel on eight awesome cars and race around Chicago, London, Dubai and Italy.
You can build your own driver profile or jump into a quick race, making it perfect for either a quick racing fix or to fill some time on a daily commute. With Precision Fingertip Control and device tilt controls, Need for Speed Shift 3D is a serious game for the BlackBerry Storm2.
Need for Speed Shift 3D is available from £7.09 from BlackBerry App World: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/7312
Where’s My Phone
Where’s My Phone is a nifty application which helps you find and recover your BlackBerry smartphone when it is lost or misplaced – whether it is at home, work or anywhere else. By simply sending an email to your device, it triggers the application and a loud alarm sounds – even when your BlackBerry is on silent! A paid edition of the application can also be purchased, which even enables you to locate your phone
by GPS, have it phone you or even check battery level remotely.
Where’s My Phone is available to download free from BlackBerry App World http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore
Access and manage your Facebook contacts list, integrate it with your BlackBerry address book and keep your friends up to date with what you are up to whilst out and about this Christmas. Also, never forget a friends birthdays or event again with handy reminders, and easily share pictures on one of the most popular social networking sites in the world.
Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones is available to download free from BlackBerry App World http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/680
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 show times, watch movie trailers and buy tickets – all in one application.
Poynt is available to download from your BlackBerry smartphone from free http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/844
This super handy app allows you to plan your best route from start to finish and furthermore, no network connection is required, making it great if you need to use it whilst underground. When connected, it can also provide you with live updates on the current status of tube lines & stations meaning that you should never find yourself stranded at a station again, particularly useful when it’s minus zero!
Tube Map is available from free from BlackBerry App World http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/3105
This super safe application reads your text messages and emails out loud so you can concentrate on the road when you’re behind the wheel. Eliminate the temptation to reach for your phone by letting DriveSafe.ly read to you and automatically respond, ensuring that you never miss an email again whilst out on the road. This great application really does allow you to stay connected when on the move!
Drive safe.ly is available to download from free from BlackBerry App World. For further information see here http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/3381