BlackBerry 10 is the next generation operating system that will power future BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry is confident that BlackBerry 10 will be a success and will bring back old glory days that the company enjoyed before Apple’s iPhone & Google’s Android operating system. The success of any smartphone platform is dependent on its app ecosystem, more importantly on the quality of apps than the quantity of apps. Apple and Android are dominating smartphone OS market largely due to their vast app ecosystems. BlackBerry has learned this fact the hard way and is now determined to make things right this time around. The company is working hard to bring more developers to BlackBerry 10 platform by organising events and running promotions for developers. BlackBerry Z10 is the latest flagship smartphone featuring next generation BlackBerry 10. Following are my must have apps for BlackBerry 10 –
Facebook for BlackBerry : Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones offers you a true social network experience. The app makes it even easier to connect with friends and share your news while you are on the go. Discover all the great ways Facebook works with your BlackBerry to help you stay connected and top of your social life. For more details and download click Facebook for BlackBerry.
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) : BBM is a must have app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. It is going cross platform this summer (July 2013) and will be available for free on iOS and Android smartphones. BlackBerry also introduced BBM channels, a new way for brands to connect with their fans and community. For more details download
BlackBerry Messenger .
Twitter for BlackBerry : Twitter for BlackBerry offers an organized stream of tweets that delivers the best content to you. All the media, news, events and information you need are right on your fingertips. Search in real time. Follow people you’d like to know. Stay connected to your social life. For more details and download click Twitter for BlackBerry.
WhatsApp Messenger – WhatsApp Messenger is a cross platform smartphone messenger available for BlackBerry 10. The app utilizes your existing internet data plan to help you stay in touch with friends, colleagues and family. For more details and download click WhatsApp Messenger.
BlackBerry Travel for BlackBerry 10 – The BlackBerry Travel app on BlackBerry 10 is an all-in-one travel app that allows you to plan, book, manage and share your travel directly from your BlackBerry smartphone. For more details and download click BlackBerry Travel for BlackBerry 10.
Skype for BlackBerry 10 – The Skype app for BlackBerry 10 offers free voice and video calls to anyone else who is on skype, whether they are on BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Mac or PC. For more information and download please click Skype for BlackBerry 10.
Instago (£1.50) : With Instago you can browse the Instagram popular media stream, view the individual images and videos in detail and check out their respective users. You can also share the Instagram images via your social networks registered in the BlackBerry Hub. For more details and download click Instago (£1.50).
BlackGram for BlackBerry 10 : BlackGram is the first unofficial full featured Instagram client for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Main features include account creation, search users and tags, like, unlike, comment, follow and unfollow and original Instagram filters. For more information click BlackGram for BlackBerry 10.
Kindle for BlackBerry 10 – The Kindle app puts over a million books at your fingertips. It’s the app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, or newspaper reader—and you don’t need to own a Kindle to use it. For more details and download click Kindle for BlackBerry 10.
Evernote for BlackBerry 10 : This award winning app let’s you remember and recall anything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as everything instantly synchronizes from your BlackBerry. For more details click Evernote for BlackBerry 10.
Neatly for Twitter : Neatly is a smart twitter client mobile app for smartphones. Neatly is developed upon tremendously efficient engine to perfectly customize timelines based on your social preferences and interests to make important things come first. For more information and download click Neatly for Twitter.
Pageonce Money and Bills – Pageonce is the award-winning app that organizes & tracks your cash, credit cards, and pays your bills. It provides a secure way to manage your money on the go. For more details and download click
Pageonce Money and Bills.
IM+ Pro (£3.50) : IM+ Pro offers the best instant messaging experience on a smartphone. Send text messages, photos, videos, and voice notes. IM+ Pro supports all major I’M services, including Facebook, Skype, MSN/Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo!, AIM/iChat, ICQ, SINA Weibo, Jabber. You can also customize your IM+ look and feel with cust sound notifications and emoticons. For more details and download click IM+ Pro (£3.50).
Secret pictures for BBM : Secret pictures for BBM is the only app that securely allows you to share pictures that will self destruct after being viewed. It is similar to the popular Snapchat app but only works for BBM community. For more information and download click here. .
AccuWeather for BlackBerry : AccuWeather offers the most detailed, reliable and up to date weather news and information to plan your life. The app includes local forecast for all global locations. Updated every hour and includes 12 hours accurate and localized forecasts. All the severe weather alerts are automatically pushed to your BlackBerry smartphone. For more details click AccuWeather for BlackBerry.
SideSwype : SideSwype is a native BlackBerry 10 app, which allows user to effortlessly install BlackBerry BAR files or Android APK files on BlackBerry 10 device. For more details and download click SideSwype.
Polarbear for BlackBerry 10 (£0.75) : Polarbear for BlackBerry 10 let’s you post messages to multiple social networks and blogs at once. It’s easy to use, fast and beautiful. For more information and download click Polarbear for BlackBerry 10.
ReadItNow (£1.50) : ReadItNow offers the best offline reading experience on BlackBerry smartphone. Simple in use, the app fits all saved web content for a pleasant offline reading experience. Read fast and in efficient way without worrying about the internet connection. For more details and download click ReadItNow (£1.50).
WordPress : WordPress for BlackBerry 10 offers allows you to write posts, edit pages and manage comments on the go Both WordPress.com and self hosted WordPress sites are supported. Download the app and start blogging on the go in no time. For more details and download click WordPress.
The Score : The Score is the best app to follow world of sports. The Score has been completely re-designed for BlackBerry 10 to give users an ultimate mobile sports experience. The Score provides up to the second sports scores, player stats, league leaders, betting odds, game previews, schedules and league standings. For more details and download click The Score.
Flixter : Flixter is the top movie app for facebook and is now available on BlackBerry 10. Get details for the top box office movie. Browse the dvd catalog of over 50000 movies. Read reviews from Rotten tomatoes. View theater info with maps, phone number, ticket info and showtimes for theaters. For more details and download click Flixter.
Discovery Channel : Discovery Channel is now available on BlackBerry 10 devices. Watch thousands of clips and selected full episodes from Discovery Channel shows like Deadliest Catch, Gold Rush, MythBusters, and many more. For more details click Discovery Channel.
Crackle : Watch free movies and shows with Crackle on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Crackle delivers full-length, uncut Hollywood movies and TV series – all free and on demand. For more details click Crackle.
PicShop – Photo Editor (£2.50) : PicShop is a beautifully designed app and offers premier photo editing suite on BlackBerry smartphone. With support for HD images of upto 8MB, PicShop is great for professional photographers as well as casual users. For more details and download click PicShop-Photo Editor (£2.50).
iGrann for BlackBerry 10 : iGrann is the first full native Instagram Client for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. With iGrann you can register, login, edit profile, browse feed, browse pictures, search users, search hashtags, upload pictures, follow/unfollow, like/unlike, share and many more things. The app is now officially available to download from BlackBerry World. http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/40105905/
Whine for BlackBerry 10 : Whine is a fully functional Vine client for BlackBerry 10 Smartphones. Whine is more than just a vine viewer, you can record and upload your vines. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see. Whine is now officially available to download from BlackBerry World. http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/36249891/
Angry Birds Go! : It is the latest addition to the Angry Birds franchise from Rovio Entertainment. Feel the rush as you fling those freewheeling birds and piggies down the track at breakneck speed – with plenty of twists and turns in a thrilling race to the finish line. Download Angry Birds Go for free at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/39359937/.
Brick Breaker Bold (BETA) : BlackBerry’s Classic BrickBreaker is now officially available to download for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Engineered ith the latest web technology to unleash the power of the BB10 WebEngine. The very same engine that under the hood of the supercharged BB10 Browser. Download BrickBreaker for free at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/42154889/.
Mockit for BlackBerry 10 : Mockit can be used generate memes using images included in the app. This app can also be used to generate high resolution device renders using your own screenshots. It is currently available to download from BlackBerry Beta Zone. http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/35142896/
Connect to Microsoft OneDrive : Connect to Microsoft OneDrive is a free app that allows you to create an online space to store your files so you can access them anytime and anywhere. Share your files with others, all from your BlackBerry 10 device. http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/48168
FeetFit for BlackBerry 10 : FeetFit is an application for all those people who wish to get in shape and be on control of all their activities. Download the app and just put your BlackBerry 10 device in your pocket and walk. It notifies how much calories you have wasted during the day and the traveled distance. FeetFit allows you to make daily achievements and share how much steps you’ve taken on your social network. http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/37260887.
BlackBerry Bridge : Pair your BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet via BlackBerry Bridge app. The new version allows you to view incoming call notifications on PlayBook when bridged with a BlackBerry 10 smartphone running BlackBerry 10.2.1 OS. For more information and download click http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/19435/
Tilt for BlackBerry 10 : Tilt is a contextual assistant, automatically re-arranging the blocks according to the context. Tilt provides the user with a clear and confident notification via LED, when Sidekick engine detects any changes in the user’s contextual world. For more information, download Tilt for BlackBerry 10 </a.
Viber for BlackBerry 10 : With Viber, everyone in the world can connect for free. More than 300 million Viber users text, call, send photos and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G for free. For more information on Viber 10 click here.
There are many more popular apps available on the BlackBerry 10 platform. This post will be updated periodically according to new releases. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : Kick off the festive season with the 25 Days of Gifts giveaways from BlackBerry World. From December 1st to December 25th, BlackBerry 10 users can visit BlackBerry World each day and be treated to a free premium app, movie or game download. Every day, for 25 days, BlackBerry 10 users can get access to a premium selection of apps, movies and games that are available to download for free. Each free gift is only available for 24 hours, so make sure it is downloaded on the same day.
Day 1 Free Gift Giveaway : Angry Birds Seasons for BlackBerry 10 (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/35085898/)
Day 2 Free Gift Giveaway : Top Gear – Season 17 – Episode 1 (http://appworld/blackberry.com/webstore/content/24141876/)
Day 3 Free Gift Giveaway : Card2You (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/37953891/)
Day 4 Free Gift Giveaway : Alpha Zero (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20082777/)
Day 5 Free Gift Giveaway : Color ID (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/2457/)
Day 6 Free Gift Giveaway : Pacemaker (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/107645/)
Day 7 Free Gift Giveaway : Cut the Rope (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/77749/)
Day 8 Free Gift Giveaway : The Amazing Spider Man (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/26384873/)
Day 9 Free Gift Giveaway : Asphalt 7: Heat (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20082777/)
Day10 Free Gift Giveaway : PAC-MAN (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/40718889/)
Day11 Free Gift Giveaway : BeWeather 10 Pro (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20355003/)
Day12 Free Gift Giveaway : Doodle Jump (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/35294888/)
Day13 Free Gift Giveaway : Doctor Who Season 01;Ep 3 (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/tvepisode/23246704/)
Day14 Free Gift Giveaway : UNO (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/23056892)
Day15 Free Gift Giveaway : StarTracker (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20403462)
Day16 Free Gift Giveaway : Galaga Special Edition (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/40235904/)
Day17 Free Gift Giveaway : Stocks for BlackBerry 10 (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20081905)
Day18 Free Gift Giveaway : Runtastic PRO for BlackBerry 10 (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/27845793)
Day19 Free Gift Giveaway : NBA Jam (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/28540894/)
Day20 Free Gift Giveaway : The Dark Knight Rises (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20082872/)
Day21 Free Gift Giveaway : Monsta Brick Breaker (https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/35963891/)
Day22 Free Gift Giveaway : Bad Piggies (https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/38109364/)
Day23 Free Gift Giveaway : Money Plus (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/90101/)
Day24 Free Gift Giveaway : Sherlock (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/tvepisode/22822479/)
Day25 Free Gift Giveaway : Kiwi Wonder (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/37473891/)l
Update : BlackBerry is celebrating BlackBerry World’s fifth birthday with five free App downloads everyday from March 31st to April 4th 2014.
Day 1 Free Gift Giveaway
Tilt for BlackBerry 10 : Download
Scan to Text : Download
InstaVenue : Download
Doodle Jump : Download
UNO : Download