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10 Apps You Should Install Right Now On Your New BlackBerry


If you’ve just purchased your very first BlackBerry, you’re probably wondering what the best, most essential apps are. With thousands and thousands of apps in BlackBerry’s App World, having a list of the essentials just makes everything a little easier. Whether you’re looking for social networking apps, utility apps, or something in between, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the 10 apps I use all the time and love.
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TeleNav GPS Plus On Sale for Verizon BlackBerry: $9.99/year


If you’re tired of getting lost or Google Maps not telling you to turn and you’re on Verizon, TeleNav has a sweet deal. Drop $9.99 for the year and you get TeleNav GPS Plus for a year. It’s the full app that provides the following:
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BlackBerry Traffic App Updated with Sharing and More Route Options


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RIM has updated the BlackBerry Traffic app with some new features to help you navigate to your final destination. For those who don’t know, the BlackBerry Traffic app helps you establish an ETA, and determine the conditions of your route such as whether a road is closed, or if there’s a faster way to get to your destination. You can then text or email whoever you’re visiting to let them know when you’re arriving. Updates to the app include:

  • Select between two routes to a destination, and can use a new traffic view that displays predicted traffic conditions for each route.
  • Pre-set destinations, such as work or home, or get an ETA to destinations from within their BlackBerry Contacts, enter an address manually, or find new places using the search feature.
  • Quickly share ETAs with contacts via SMS, email, or PIN message
  • BlackBerry Traffic also identifies the best time to leave and optimizes ETA, by using anonymously collected data, which is crowdsourced from users running the app as well as historical traffic data, to predict ETA with great accuracy.

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Google Maps API Version 3 Now Supports BlackBerry 6


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The full feature set of Google Maps API v3 is now available to BlackBerry 6 and BlackBerry Torch users. The Google Maps API allows you to embed the Google Maps field into your website whether it’s on desktop or mobile. Being cross platform has always been a central focus of the Maps API and it’s good to see them finally with BlackBerry 6 support.

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BlackBerry Maps Adds 34 More Countries and Points of Interest


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BlackBerry Maps has been extended to 34 new countries including Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, New Zealand, The Philippines and Taiwan. There are still a few regions such as North Africa, the Middle East and East Asia, and Western Latin America that are not covered but I’m sure we’ll see announcements about coverage in these areas soon enough.
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Google Previews Google Maps 4.4 “Coming Soon for BlackBerry”


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It’s incredible how fast Google updates its products. That is the beauty of having a company that is so engineer-heavy. Google Maps for Android has seen 6 updates in 6 months and today the company previewed Google Maps 4.4 and said that BlackBerry will see the update soon.

Google Maps 4.4 features a new Places feature that lets you look up restaurants, theaters, retail and all manner of businesses. This new feature is also integrated into a voice-based search that lets you simply say “ice cream” and you get a list of the nearby ice cream shops. The Places feature also gives you reviews, photos, prices, parking, menu links, compass direction (for supported devices), direction and distance.

Be sure to check for the update at m.google.com/maps.

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