Research in Motion (or rebranded as BlackBerry) announced the latest version of its OS, the BlackBerry 10 along with a brand new smartphone BlackBerry Z10. BlackBerry 10 has some very cool and exciting features like Time Shift Camera, BlackBerry Flow, the BlackBerry 10 Keyboard and the new BlackBerry Hub. The UI has been completely redesigned with new gestures and features. If you have already used BlackBerry, you might find the new UI a lot different and moreover, older apps are not completely compatible with new OS.
BlackBerry Z10 has been launched in multiple countries and is now available for purchase. In case you have picked up a new Z10, here are some of the best apps you can install it right away. While most of them are free, some of them are paid ones as well.
Here is a list of best 15 apps you can install it right away on your BlackBerry 10.
1. TuneIn Radio:
TuneIn Radio lets you listen to the world’s radio with music, sports, news, talk, and comedy streaming from every continent. Enjoy 70,000 live radio stations and two million podcasts, concerts or shows on your Blackberry device–all for free. TuneIn Radio is available on multiple mobile platforms and one of the best for radio streaming.
2. ESPN Score Center:
If you are a sports freak, this ESPN ScoreCenter is one useful app. It brings you scores, news and video from sports leagues and teams around the world. The new app makes it easier than ever to follow your favorite teams anytime, anywhere. Stay up to date on the latest scores with personalized scoreboards. Follow the nation’s top stories with in-depth coverage and analysis. ScoreCenter has been optimized for your Blackberry® device. With a new design and simple navigation, ScoreCenter makes it easier than ever to access the latest scores, news, and video clips for all of your favorite teams and sports.
Dictionary.com is the best BlackBerry dictionary app, with trusted reference content from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com. The features include English Dictionary and Thesaurus – over 2,000,000 definitions, synonyms & antonyms, Audio pronunciation, Word origin & history, favorite words, spelling suggestions, popular searches and daily content, including Word of the Day & The Hot Word.
4. Angry Birds Star Wars:
Angry Birds is now one of the most popular game on mobile platforms and also available across multiple devices. You can now enjoy the Angry Birds Star Wars on your BlackBerry 10.
Twitter is now the most popular micro blogging tool and with Twitter for BlackBerry you will never miss a tweet or update from your friends. You can catch up with updates, tags and searches on this app.
6. PicShop Photo Editor:
Beautiful design combined with tons of editing options and dozen’s of filters make PicShop, the premier mobile editing suite on the market. You will absolutely love this app. With support for HD images up to 8MP, PicShop is great for serious photographers as well as casual. The apps has integrated social sharing right into the app, so you can to post to Facebook or Twitter with a single click.
10. Paper Camera:
Paper Camera brings real time cartoon and painting effects displayed on your camera feed. This is the ultimate collection of cartoon/sketch/comic book/half tone/noir/neon and many other effects painted directly in your camera, no more boring post-effects, it’s all real time, you simply won’t stop wandering, wherever you are, having a look at things and cartoon-ize them.
11. Book Reader for EPUB and Kindle books:
Book Reader application allows you to manage and read eBooks on your BlackBerry. Currently Book Reader supports DRM-free eBooks in EPUB, MOBI (Kindle), FictionBook FB2, TXT and Microsoft CHM formats, support for other formats will be added in future versions. Once book file is opened in Book Reader, it will make a copy of the original file in its own book repository.
With ReadItNow! everything is made ready for later reading on your BlackBerry phone. Simple in use the app fits all saved web-content for a pleasant later reading experience. The saved articles come without annoying extras: No commercials, no disruptive navigation elements.
Flixster is a movies based app which allows you to get details for the top box office movies, browse the DVD catalog of over 50,000 movies, watch high quality trailers currently only available on some devices, read reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, view theater info with maps, phone number, ticket info and showtimes for theaters in the USA, UK, Canada, or Australia.
AccuWeather makes it possible for you to access the most accurate and current weather information available all at just the reach of your fingertips on the BlackBerry. If you live in a place where weather changes pretty frequently, then you should be using this free app.
If you subscribe to RSS feeds on your Google Reader, then this is the app to access it on BlackBerry phones. gNewsReader is Google Reader client for Blackberry 10 smartphones. You can browse by folder/subscription or tags with unread count display, auto read status sync in feed detail page, unread only browsing mode to quickly browse only unread items, swipe between articles in feed article details screen etc.
If you find any useful app missing, do share it in comments.