Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has come a close here on the blogs and I must say it has been a pretty great one. Not only will James be hanging out at the Mercedes AMG Petronas and presented us with his top ten game choices for the Passport, but we saw a few more awesome pictures of the not yet released BlackBerry Classic. In case you missed it, be sure to take the State of the Mobile Nations phones survey for a chance at $600 for a new phone.
Now it is time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.
LockBook by Yogesh Chaube
Over the years we have discussed quite a few applications that aimed to keep certain contacts private and hidden from view. LockBook is along the same vein whose primary purpose is to password protect your contacts from prying eyes. The application is independent of the contacts application. Therefore, any and all contacts must be inputted again directly into the application. I'm not one to tell you how to organize your contacts but if you do happen to have a few that should be kept private then this application gets that job done. Available for BlackBerry 10, except the Passport, you can find this application for free at the link.
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Sachesi by Sacha Refshauge
New to the storefront this week is an application from programmer behind the firmware application we all know and love by the same name, Sachesi. While the desktop utility offers the full set of firmware features for installing or uninstalling firmware and backups, this one is for your BlackBerry. As of now, it allows for convenient searching of applications, including those not available for certain variants. Users may download the bar file and sideload them. There is also a search feature to search by carrier, country, and device for operating systems and to grab the links. This application is compatible with all BlackBerry 10 devices for $1.99.
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HappyBee by cutieberry themes
When it comes to BBOS nothing beat having a new theme to add a spark to all the different elements of your display. This one happened to be sent to me and I thought I would pass it on to you. Available in two different yet equally beautiful styles, this delightful theme features an adorable background, a cute icon set, new battery and signal meters, a redesigned banner, custom fonts, colors, menus, and call screens. Each version is available for $0.99 for most legacy devices and is a lovely sight to see on your screen each and every day.
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Ziplist by ZipList, Inc.
As you can plainly tell by reading this roundup week after week, I tend to mention quite a few productivity apps that aim to keep a person organized. Whether this shows how scatterbrained I tend to be or I just want to ensure we are getting the most out of our devices you be the judge. Ziplist is an online grocery list that syncs across multiple platforms, to share with family and friends, group items by aisle, add tags to organize items, add recipe ingredients to your shopping list, sort by store, and view all of your recipes on the go. While lists and recipes are synced with your online site, that does not prohibit you from using it as a stand-alone application. You can download it for free in the Amazon Appstore.
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Ball Bash Box by Martin Cietwierkowski
Nothing beats having a great native game to get lost in. This 2D action physics game is simple yet enjoyable. Your job is to defend a rickety base and protect the boxes from being destroyed by incoming cannonball fire. To accomplish this you have to swipe and slice your way through the cannons similar to Fruit Ninja. Currently, there are 3 worlds and 27 levels to beat, a variety of enemies with different abilities, and the option to earn stars and high scores. Ball Bash Box is fun, comes with cute graphics and music, is easy to play, and is a great way to pass the time. It supports all BlackBerry 10 handsets and is $0.99 to buy.
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What You Might Have Missed
Multi Breaker: Brick Breaker by Chaos Interactive
As a BlackBerry owner for many years, if there is one game I am familiar with it is Brick Breaker. That ever popular game came preinstalled on most legacy devices and the cause of countless hours of non-productivity. BlackBerry World has countless variants on this classic game but none so original as this one. What this game provides is the ability for you to play against a computer or human opponent. Therefore, your goal is to break bricks faster than your opponent. There are two game modes, five different missions, seven packs of colorful worlds, and a cool 80's soundtrack. If you are a fan you certainly can't go wrong with this addictive version. The graphics are decent, gameplay is smooth, and it is free for all BlackBerry 10 devices as well as the BlackBerry PlayBook.
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Until next week...
That's it for this week folks. For more apps and games be sure to head on over to the CrackBerry Forums where you will find even more hidden gems to choose from whether it be for BlackBerry 10, BBOS or the BlackBerry PlayBook. Of course, you can always find the latest and greatest top editor's picks in the CrackBerry App Gallery. Are there any apps or games you would like to see? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.