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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
gNewsReader (£0.75) : gNewsReader is google client for BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Subscribe to new feeds by adding url or search using Google Field search. Sharing is supported in popular social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and BBM. For more details and download click gNewsReader (£0.75).
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.
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).
There are many more apps available on the BlackBerry 10 platform. This post will be updated periodically according to new releases. BlackBerry have confirmed that apps like Skype, Netflix and WhatsApp will also be available on BlackBerry 10. There is no official timeframe but WhatsApp and skype app for BlackBerry 10 is expected to be available during March 2013. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.