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The 19 best apps for BlackBerry 10
BlackBerry 10 is finally out but any smartphone is only as useful as its apps. From Songza to WhatsApp to Angry Birds Star Wars, we've rounded up the best of the best.

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ESPN ScoreCenter (Free)

You can get up to date scores, news, and analysis on the world of sport from ESPN with this app. Choose the sports, leagues, and teams that you are interested in and never miss a beat about what’s going on with them. The simple and accessible interface gives you a direct feed to news articles and video content, and you can create a personalized scoreboard to get all the results that matter to you on a single screen.

ESPN

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Facebook (Free)

It's just the biggest social network in the world, no big deal. The app is made by BlackBerry themselves so it includes BBM integration.

 

Facebook

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TuneIn Radio (Free)

A completely free app that opens up a world of radio for you to enjoy, it’s no wonder that TuneIn has been a big hit on every platform. This app gives you access to over 70,000 stations worldwide and a bounty of free concerts, podcasts, and shows. It’s easy to search for what you want whether it’s the latest sports commentary, pop hits, classic rock, or political debate. As far as free access to radio goes this is definitely your best bet right now.

TuneIn

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Twitter (Free)

Keep up with news, events and trends in real-time. Follow people you'd like to know and share thoughts and photos.

Twitter

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Angry Birds Star Wars (Free)

One of the most successful mobile games of all time has now been spiced up with one of the most popular movies of all time. 

Rovio

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Dictionary.com ($2.99)

The only pocket dictionary you'll ever need.

Dictionary.com

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PicShop ($4)

With an 8-megapixel camera in the Z10 and Q10, you’ll be snapping some great shots. PicShop is a photo editing app that gives you a wealth of tools and post-processing effects to apply to your photos. Beyond standard options like red-eye removal and contrast controls, you’ll also find an easy way to remove blemishes and mess around with depth of field. On the fun side, there are also speech bubbles and other stickers that let you add text and joke moustaches to your pictures. The built in social sharing for Facebook and Twitter rounds off a solid photo editing app for BB10.

PicShop

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MyAccountant ($0.99)

Mint.com doesn't have a BlackBerry 10 app yet but that's fine because this Cascades-friendly income and expense tracker does the trick.

MyAccountant

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ReadItNow! ($2)

Here’s a simple reader app that allows you to save a store of articles that you want to read later. This means you can stock up on reading material at home or work via Wi-Fi and then read it offline as you commute. Customization options allow you to find the right font size to suit you and it’s easy to share content via social media if that’s what you’re into. An intuitive interface that’s easy on the eye and a complete lack of distracting ads make this a winner.

ReadItNow

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Podcasts ($0.99)

Keep up with your favorite podcasts.

Podcasts

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WhatsApp (Free)

Keep in touch with all your friends with one of the most popular mobile chat programs around.

WhatsApp

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Book Reader ($0.99)

For all your e-book needs. Supports MOBI and EPUB.

Book Reader

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Calendar Sync ($1.99)

For all you Google power users out there, sync your accounts with ease.

Calendar Sync

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gNewsReader ($0.99)

The best way to organize and keep up with your favorite RSS feeds.

gNewsReader

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IM+ Pro ($4.99)

$5 might seem a lot for an app but IM+ Pro feels like a bargain by seamlessly integrates all of your various chat and social media platforms.

IM+ Pro

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AccuWeather (Free)

For up to date and reliable weather forecasts that pinpoint your location accurately through GPS, you won’t find a better option than AccuWeather. You can review up to ten days of weather forecasts to help you plan ahead, and app updates frequently to bring you the latest changes. You can even request push alerts to warn you about incoming severe weather. The app has a host of additional features from updates on flight delays to animated satellite maps showing weather fronts.

AccuWeather

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Songza (Free)

It's one of the best streaming music services around. Mood-based playlists with no audio ads. Plus, it's totally free!.

Songza

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Cooklet ($1.99)

Cooking made easy: new delicious recipes are always just a click away.

Cooklet

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Flixster (Free)

Movie reviews and local showtimes are just a click away. You can even buy tickets through movietickets.com.

Flixster

The 19 best apps for BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10 is finally out but any smartphone is only as useful as its apps. From Songza to WhatsApp to Angry Birds Star Wars, we've rounded up the best of the best.

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