The Best Free BlackBerry Apps for You
By Francis T.
In the previous part, we explored three apps that are focused on media – the Kindle,
the Shazam and the Slacker Radio. These apps definitely increase the longevity of your
smartphone. You don’t have to sell your BlackBerry if you have these apps installed.
But let’s look at two more apps that will make your life more fun, thanks to your
Twitter for BlackBerry is one of the coolest apps you can get. If you’re a frequent Twitter
user, then you should definitely get this app. You can post tweets wherever you are. It’s a
very comprehensive app that’ll navigate the intricacies of Twitter.
Sure, there are many other types of Twitter clients out there, but nothing beats the
official Twitter app in terms of speed and efficiency. Tweets are quickly posted and the
interface is very easy to manage. You can mention users and all you have to do is
partially fill in their name – the app will complete the name for you. That means no
Also, you can search for tweets of your favorite celebrities and other things. You can also
search for specific tweets and look at trending topics.
Checking the weather might not be the coolest thing you can do on your smartphone,
but it’s definitely one of the most helpful. Lots of people misinterpret the weather, thus
wearing the wrong clothes, or leaving their umbrellas at home.
With the Weatherbug app, you’ll know when to bring and when to not bring your
umbrella when you leave the house.
It’s a very comprehensive app. It displays readings such as the measurement of rain and
the wind speed of your locality. There are even readings for pressure, humidity and dew
point, among others.
It’s always updated live, and there are detailed weather summaries too. If you’re not the
geologist or if your job isn’t being the local weatherman, you can easily read the detailed
summary at the bottom of your screen.
What’s more, it has a cool integration feature with Bing. You can select a location and
you’ll find out its weather. There’s even a nifty widget that displays the temperature on
your home screen. How cool is that!
All in all, we discussed 10 free BlackBerry apps that will definitely make your day. Here’s
a recap of the apps that we looked at.
1. AP Mobile World Edition
A news app that allows you to view local, national, and international news. There’s
also support for video news reports.
2. Bolt 2.52
An alternative browser to the default BlackBerry browser. Offers tabbed browsing,
faster rendering and improved HTML5 support. There’s also Flash support.
3. Flashlight 2 for 1 Free
A flashlight app that turns your LED flash into a flashlight.
An essential app to have for Facebook users who want to update on the go.
5. Google Maps
Offers accurate GPS tracking and detailed search results for locations you want to
An e–reader app that allows you to purchase e–books and read them. Includes
magazines and newspapers.
Allows you to identify songs by placing your BlackBerry near the sound source.
8. Slaker Radio
An impressive online radio app that offers plenty of radio stations that you can
Allows you to post tweets on the go.
Weather app that has summaries and other detailed reports.
So there you have it, the 10 best free BlackBerry apps. This will definitely keep you glued
to your BlackBerry for a very long time. Enjoy it while it lasts!
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