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News, Searching, and Information

18) CBS News

If you're a CBS News fan, download their app for breaking news and developing stories from CBS News and station affiliates. You can also stay update-t-date with the CBS Evening News and the CBS Early Show.

19) AP Mobile

Gives you access to national and international news and weather from the AP and more than 1,000 newspapers and sources. Updates are downloaded throughout the day, great when you don't have an Internet connection. You can also set news alerts and share stories and photos via email, SMS, and Twitter.

20) AccuWeather

Lets you view current weather conditions and forecasts for your current location (automatically taken using GPS if available) or search for other places which you can save. You can also get daily reports via messages and/or integrate the five-day forecast into your calendar. You also get alerts for severe weather watches and warnings.

21) The Weather Channel

If you're already a fan of The Weather Channel, you might opt for their app. View current conditions and forecasts, see the radar maps, view local and national severe weather alerts, check airport delays, and more. It also integrates with your calendar and address book.

The Weather Channel


Customizable feed reader with several categories and feeds pre-installed. Supports non-standard feeds (such as Twitter and LinkedIn), multiple feed search methods, copy and paste, and in-app email sharing.

23) eBay

Buyers can search, watch, bid, or buy. They also receive alerts on other bids and the ending status. They even get reminders on the calendar for ending of listings. Sellers can watch and review sale items and respond to questions.

24) QR Code Scanner Pro - Free

Scan those funky looking square bar codes (called QR Codes) with your BlackBerry's camera. You can see this app's QR Code below. You don't have to snap a picture, just put the code in the camera's view and it will scan instantly. Then it will take the given action, such as launching your browser, dialing a number, sending a text or email, or importing contact info.

QR Code Scanner Pro - Free

Social Apps

25) Facebook

You can do the Facebook basics, such as update your status and post photos, check your news feed, make comments, write on walls, check your inbox, and send messages. Facebook Places support lets you "Check In" to share your location and locate your friends. You can also browse through your friends and pages or search for more. You can even have the Facebook profile photos of your friends shown when they call or email.

26) Twitter

Lets you do the Twitter basics, such as update your status, share links from the browser, and upload photos from the camera. You can also follow your friends, search for others, and edit re-tweets. You get instant alerts of new messages and mentions.


27) FriendChat (formally FaceChat)

This gives you one of the only missing features from the Facebook app above—support for Facebook Chat. It supports multi-person chatting with customized colors, emoticons, and alerts. It also lets you quickly post to your FaceBook wall within the app.

28) Message Prevue: Free

This is an ad-supported app that enhances BlackBerry Messenger. It replaces the native email alerts with a pop-up that shows the sender and subject line of incoming messages. Thus you can quickly see if it needs your attention without opening the entire message. It even works when using other apps so you don't have to stop what you're doing unless you see it's necessary.

29) Lock for BlackBerry Messenger

Allows you to password protect access to BlackBerry Messenger. The privacy of your texting can be protected when others use your BlackBerry. You can quickly Lock and Unlock on the Application switcher.

30) WhatsApp

This is a cross-platform messenger, also available for iPhone, Android, and Nokia Symbian, free for the first year. Its an enhanced version of SMS and MMS that uses your 3G/EDGE internet data plan (or Wi-Fi if available). Chat and share with another WhatsApp user or a group—among all the supported platforms. Send videos, photos, voice notes, contacts, and your locations.

31) IMPlus Lite

If you're a instant messaging junkie, this will help save time and effort when chatting or sharing across multiple services. It supports AIM/iChat, MSN/Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo!, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk, MySpaceIM, Facebook, Skype, and Twitter. Talk one-on-one or create/join a group. You also get access web-based access from your desktop or laptop.

IM Plus Lite

32) DUB

Gives you central access, sharing, and backup of your contacts. Pulls contact info from your social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and email services (GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo). This can help you network and keep in contact with others.

Tools and Utilities

33) BlackBerry Protect

Protects your device and info if it becomes lost, stolen, or broken.Works with a free service offered by RIM. Schedule automatic backups of most data. If your device is misplaced or stolen, you can remotely lock, locate or wipe it via the Internet. You can even make it ring loud to help find it and display a message in case someone else finds it.

BlackBerry Protect

34) SmrtGuard Mobile Security

This offers a host of security and privacy features, including device locking and recovery, emergency call button, and call blocking. Plus during a 30-day trial of the Pro edition, you get mobile virus and SPAM protection, backup and restore, and remote wiping.

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