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Group test: what's the best BlackBerry app?

The best software apps you can install on a BlackBerry handset

PC Advisor reviews the best Blackberry apps you can install right now on your BlackBerry smartphone.

5. Bloomberg for BlackBerry review

The amount of news coverage generated by Bloomberg is absolutely immense. It's so huge, in fact, that the inability to search its news content for specific keywords is actually a bit of an annoyance - you're restricted to manually scanning headlines for companies or keywords yourself. But for keeping track of specific companies, rather than keeping abreast of more general news, Bloomberg Mobile works incredibly well.

4. Calorie Tracker by LiveStrong

If you're serious about losing weight or getting into shape, a reliable way of tracking your progress is essential, and your phone is a superb place to keep the data - it's probably the only device you have with you at all times. Calorie Tracker by LiveStrong is well worth the £2 fee.

3. Facebook for BlackBerry review

The BlackBerry's Facebook application was designed by RIM itself, and it shows. Once it's installed it's deeply integrated with your phone, and it's perfect for frequent users. Even if you only dip into Facebook every now and then it's still great - you can choose how tightly it integrates with your phone so it isn't distracting you every five minutes. The fact that it's free should seal the deal: a must-have.

2. FancyTran

Essential for regular travellers and language students, we'd recommend FancyTran even if it wasn't free.

1. Shozu

If you rely on keeping people up to date, or you use social networking as a marketing tool, being able to update dozens of sites from one application, Shozu's price is well worth it.

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