We just heard that Pandora for BlackBerry has been updated to version 1.1.6 and now includes AppLink synchronization with Ford SYNC. I know 3 or for people that have gotten new cars with Ford Sync within the last year, and, to a person, they all raved about how great Ford SYNC, and now, with version 1.1.6, BlackBerry users can wireless stream Pandora over their car stereo.
Word on the street is that BlackBerry devices have been flying off of the shelves in droves since the official start of the holiday shopping season last week, and, one thing that we know folks with new BlackBerry devices like to do is load them up with great BlackBerry applications. That being said, here is our list of, in no specific order, 10 of the greatest BlackBerry applications of all time.
- Google Maps — You will be hard pressed to find any type of top ten BlackBerry apps list that doesn’t contain Google Maps. We know that the native BlackBerry Maps has been recently updated, but, Google Maps is simply an application every BlackBerry user should download.
Download Google Maps: http://m.google.com/maps
- Poynt — Poynt is one of those all-in-one location based search utilities that help you find just about anything that you are looking for locally at the click of a button and it recently one the BlackBerry Super Apps Developer Challenge.
Download Poynt for BlackBerry: http://m/poynt.com
- Tether — Tether allows you to use your BlackBerry as a broadband modem so that you can get your laptop (PC or Mac) onto the internet without incurring a monthly fee from your carrier. This app is awesome…
Download Tether: http://www.tetherforblackberry.com
- Pandora — There is a lot of debate when it comes to the best Internet radio app available for the BlackBerry, however, Pandora is always in the discussion. It simply works and it’s free.
Download Pandora: http://www.pandora.com/blackberry
- BlackBerry Messenger — BlackBerry Messenger is, hands down, the best mobile Instant Messaging application available on any device. There are people who buy BlackBerry devices stating, “I want that phone that I can do BBM on”… BlackBerry Messenger may actually be the greatest BlackBerry application of all time.
Download BlackBerry Messenger: http://www.blackberry.com/bbm
- Facebook for BlackBerry — I know that a lot of people will question Facebook for BlackBerry making a greatest BlackBerry applications list, but, it hard to leave off the single most downloaded BlackBerry application of all time.
Download Facebook for BlackBerry -- http://www.blakberry.com/facebook
- WorldMate — If you are anything close to a road warrior and many BlackBerry users are, WorldMate is must install application. Even if you only travel occasionally, WorldMate is a BlackBerry app you may want to check out. With over 5 million road warriors using the app, WorldMate is the best travel assistant that I’ve ever seen.
Download WorldMate: http://www.rimarkable.com/worldmate_live
- SocialScope — Although SocialScope has been in the longest private beta that I have ever seen, over two years, it is widely regarded as the best 3rd party Twitter/Facebook client available on the BlackBerry.
Download SocialScope: http://www1.getsocialscope.com/
- BerryWeather — When it comes to weather applications for the BlackBerry, BerryWeather, a.k.a. BeWeather on BlackBerry App World, stands above the rest. BerryWeather offers instant access to current conditions plus detailed 7-day and 24-hour forecasts for over 72.000 locations worldwide.
Download BerryWeather: http://www.rimarkable.com/berryweather
- BerryBuzz — BerryBuzz is a BlackBerry alerts and notifications application on steroids giving you the ability to create custom led colors for almost any event, set repeating alarms, and even vibrate and ring simultaneously when you get incoming calls.
Download BerryBuzz: http://www.rimarkable.com/berrybuzz_download
Everyone’s favorite (arguably) Internet radio app for the BlackBerry, Pandora, has been updated to version 1.1.5. New features include universal search for BlackBerry devices running BlackBerry 6.
Download Pandora for BlackBerry v1.1.5 here…
Myxer, the somewhat popular MP3 music service has just launched Myxer MP3 for BlackBerry and touts a catalog of over 2 million tracks. If you are a Myxer user, Mxyer MP3 for BlackBerry is probably an application that you may want to check out. If you aren’t a Myxer user you should probably check out, Slacker Radio, Pandora, or even iHeartRadio, as they seem to offer a better experience in my opinion…
Download Myxer MP3 for BlackBerry
We just heard that Pandora Internet Radio for BlackBerry has been updated from version 1.1.3 to version 22.214.171.124. This update seems to be more of a patch / bug update as no significant new functionality was added.
According to the change log, 126.96.36.199 …
- Fixed hanging on startup for some listeners (with no error message popping up even after waiting several minutes)
- Fixed problem with tracks occasionally ending early (in the last 30 seconds of the track)
Pandora for BlackBerry is a free BlackBerry download and you can pick it up on BlackBerry App World, or via the link below directly from your BlackBerry browser.
Download Pandora Internet Radio 188.8.131.52