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The 12 best BlackBerry apps

From social networking to utilities software

We've rounded up the 12 best apps for RIM smartphones, including Tether, UberTwitter, and Viigo.

Audio and video tools

Organise podcasts
Automatically download podcasts for when you have time to listen, using PodTrapper Podcast Manager. The app, which includes its own podcast browser, permits you to create playlists, keep track of the last played episode, and save your place within an episode. $10 (£6.40)

Tune in
The no-cost version of Nobex Radio Companion allows you to listen to radio stations within the UK. With the premium subscription version of the app, you can listen to over 5800 radio stations in 80 different countries, with no ad interruptions. Free basic version, $4 (£2.58) premium version

Watch mobile TV
Bitbop is a new video service from Fox in the US that streams premium TV content to your BlackBerry device. You can also download shows for viewing when a wireless connection isn't available. It currently only works in the US however.


Get there quickly
QuickLaunch en­­ables you to set up an unlimited number of shortcuts that bring you to any website, function, file, or app on your phone with just one click. £3.23

Connect via BlackBerry
The Tether app allows your PC or Mac laptop to connect to the internet via your BlackBerry's 3G service. $50 (£32)

Get longer-lasting alerts
Extend your default BlackBerry alert system via BerryBuzz. You can customise the LED colour alerts and vibration, keeping the LED flashing beyond the default 15 minutes and set the phone to repeat alerts until acknowledged. $6 (£3.87) per month

  1. From social networking to utilities software
  2. Audio and video tools

See also: 45 best apps for iPhone, BlackBerry & Android

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