In appreciation for BlackBerry users’ loyalty through the recent service outages, RIM has rolled another set of its free premium apps that will continue to be released over the next month and remain free of charge until the end of 2011. This wave of free premium apps includes mobile game hit Bejeweled and music app Shazam Encore.
Have you ever been listening to a song and wanted to know what it is? Shazam solves that very issue by letting you “tag” a song and discover the name, artist and album of the song in question. Having used the BlackBerry app for many months, we can say that it works nearly flawlessly and it’s a must have app for any music enthusiast.
Today, Shazam let us know that they’re announcing a major social sharing update to the app for iPhone, iPad and Android called Shazam Friends. The update allows users to discover and share new music with their friends on Facebook. For some reason Shazam has only rolled out social sharing over Facebook it seems, which, considering it’s a mobile service, you would think Twitter would be the first choice.
This sort of socializing music discovery has been going on for some time and this announcement is very timely considering we just announced AppVerse in the BlackBerryCool Store.
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Shazam is the app that’s famous for being able to tell you what song you’re listening to, simply by having the app tag a portion of the track. The app has been recently updated, and the major feature is that they are now offering sales through the 7Digital store. Also new to the app includes the ability to watch music videos of tagged songs with YouTube (Vevo?) and tweet tags to your followers.
Today is the first day of owning a BlackBerry Storm 2 and as with every BlackBerry, you can get apps preloaded, from App World, and from third party stores such as ours.
In general, carriers do a fairly bad job at preloading your device with applications that are useful. Alternatively, there are a ton of great apps in App World and elsewhere that anyone can download. So let’s take a look at the state of the apps for the Storm2 at launch.
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@ASacco put up a piece yesterday highlighting his 10 favorite apps for summer travel. The list is a nice roundup of some of the software you’ll need to stay organized, entertained and generally have a great summer.
Pandora for BlackBerry – Free
Pandora is a free streaming radio app for BlackBerry that lets you create stations based on artists, songs or composers of your choice. The app will learn from your tastes and offer suggestions you’re sure to like.
TelevNav is a great solution for those looking to use their GPS-enabled BlackBerry for driving navigation.
Viigo is the ultimate content aggregator. With new modules being added constantly, Viigo maximizes the power of RSS to bring everything into one place. News, weather, audio streaming, social networks etc. can all be found in one place.
TwitterBerry is a great free Twitter app for BlackBerry that has a clean UI and all the functionality your average Twitter user needs.
Movies by Flixster – Free on App World
Movies by Flixster gives you access to all your movie needs. Get info about current films, show times, reviews, cast and run-time info, upcoming attractions, new DVD releases and more.
Movela: Netflix Queue Manager – $2.99 on App World
Are you a big Netflix user? Movela helps you organize your account so you can have all your favorite movies ready for you when vacation time starts. Movela even gives recommendations for movies you might like.
WorldMate Live is a great way to stay organized while you travel. The app organizes and stores itineraries, including flight and airline info, hotel reservations, car rentals, meeting locales and much more.
Poynt is one of the best LBS apps available for BlackBerry. The app gives you access to a white pages search, movie theater listings and ticket purchasing, businesses and the app will soon come with a restaurant finder powered by Open Table.
Shazam – Free in App World
Shazam will help you figure out what music you’re listening to with an innovative “tag” system. Play the song from your computer, stereo etc. and Shazam will tell you what you’re listening to and how to buy it.
Ka-Glom – Free in App World
If you like the “connect four” style games, you’ll love Ka-Glom. It’s sort of like Tetris gone crazy. Try it out and you will surely be addicted!