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bbHeadIt seems that recently all the attention has been going to the iPhone or the Android platform. There will soon be an uproar with Windows Mobile as they will be doing away with all the old installation packages and there will be no upgrade path to Windows Mobile 7.

Well we felt that we were missing out on showing our Blackberry users a little love. So here, without further ado, is a list of 6 free Blackberry software applications to download and install that will essentially trick out your mobile phone and make it do what you want it to do.


I tried very hard not to include any of the free Blackberry software we already covered here in this post from Grant. 10 Really Cool Free Blackberry Applications 10 Really Cool Free Blackberry Applications Read More

The first application we will cover is the free Blackberry Kindle software. The free Kindle application can be downloaded first to your computer How To Download Free Amazon Kindle eBooks To Your PC How To Download Free Amazon Kindle eBooks To Your PC Read More or over the air on your Blackberry via this link. You will be able to link to your Amazon account and any eBooks you have already purchased as well as being able to buy paid and free books via Amazon as well.

This is a nifty feature to add to your Blackberry, essentially making it a eBook reader. Nice!

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Next up is an application called StockView and as you can guess it displays NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) and NASDAQ quotes. There are loads of stock applications for the Blackberry but most of them are either charging $29.99 for the application or a monthly fee. This application is totally free (at least for now). The site lists it as a trial but it will work indefinitely.

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Now let’s make your Blackberry into a powerful money sending/accepting machine.  Paypal has provided an application via the Blackberry Appworld Store that allows you to log into your Paypal account and view your balance, check your history and send money. This is very cool stuff! Check if that payment came in right on the spot before you continue working”¦

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You can download it via this link.

And of course if you have full access to your PayPal account why not your eBay account as well?

Well from the eBay App for the Blackberry you can pretty much do anything you can do directly on eBay’s website without having to be in front of a computer! No more waiting around for that auction to end and you can search auctions on the go!

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Now how about having the power of Directory Assistance without having to make a phone call? The application is called Beyond411 and can be downloaded from here.

I first saw this on the iPhone and it looked great. Beyond411 is  a service for information that goes one step beyond basic 411 information. It allows you to drill down and find what you are looking for.  You set your location so it returns local stuff and it goes on to provide, in addition to the directory searching on Yellow Pages, support for maps, driving directions and white pages.

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The last application, and certainly not least worthy, is a program called WorldMate Live. WorldMate Live has a free and a paid version. The free version allows you to view and modify your travel itinerary, see world clocks, weather forecasts and there is even a currency converter in there.

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Consider this a traveler’s best friend or assistant. It will hold your information down so you don’t lose or misplace it. You can go Gold (paid) to have flight alerts and status automatically updated on the go. All in all, after using this application, I don’t know how to travel without it.

Did I leave out your favorite free Blackberry application? Well than hit us up in the comments!

  1. Nisso
    March 9, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for the app details, I didnt know about the Pay Pal or Kindle one. I could really use both of these. Keep up the good work, love your site.

  2. Karl L. Gechlik
    March 9, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Thanks for your comment Andrew but I work in a shop with 300+ blackberry users and this is what they are looking for to help them be more productive. Thank you for the suggestions and links but really the worst picks??

    For business users they are more like near essential applications. Well except for the Kindle one as they all have Kindles or Nooks.

  3. Andrew Johnson
    March 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Geez, probably the worst picks for free software, unless your an old stodgy business man. Blackberry's have lots of fresh, fun, and extremely more useful freeware (Foursquare, where, urbanspoon, ubertwitter, smrtguard, berryweather, IM+, google voice application, ect ). Besides games, if you can find it on an iphone, you can find it for BlackBerry too. Of course, I'll plug my site, blackberrystuff707.com- but look into Crackberry.com and pocketberry.com also.

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