Howdy CrackBerry nation! I probably do not have to recap the week for you but if you happened to miss it (and I say if because our eyes were all glued to the live feed on Wednesday) the BlackBerry Passport is finally here. At this very moment, mine is in on the delivery truck and there are no words to express my excitement. That being said, I highly recommend, rather sternly suggest, you all read Bla1ze's comprehensive and thorough review. Informative, critical, and honest, it is one you certainly do not want to skip.
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.
Borrowed by Saper-ek
Over the years I probably have loaned or borrowed items out to friends and family more than I can count. In some instances, I forgot about one or two and they were lost forever. Borrowed allows users to keep track and record each one by linking to a contact or entering in the phone number of the person if needed. You may add up to three photos to document the condition of the item being borrowed or loaned, add a due date, and there is a special category for transactions involving money. The layout is quite simple but displays the information in an easy to read manner. Borrowed is compatible with BlackBerry 10 and can be purchased for $.99.
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System Notify by ToZ Inc.
This handy application is reminiscent of the features on BBOS. It is a headless application that provides sound notifications for common system events for BlackBerry 10. This includes low battery, battery fully charged, USB plugged in/unplugged, device on, media volume up/down, and customizable sounds. The application is easy to use and setup and the developer is open to suggestions. You can purchase it for $0.99.
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ReadingPocket by Lemming
ReadPocket is a native third party application for Pocket users. With our busy schedules we don't always have time to read articles. This simple applications links to your pocket account so that you can save content to read later. The interface is quite simple and allows users to view all of their articles be it unread, favorite, or archived as well as the ability to add new items. If there are ever any articles, links, or videos you wish to read later this application comes in handy. ReadPocket is free to download for BlackBerry 10.
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Uno and Friends by Gameloft
For those who are fans of the original game this latest version brings a new twist. Uno and Friends brings with it an entirely new social experience. Now you can play this classic card game with friends, family, and millions of users worldwide. This multi-player game offers amazing graphics, smooth gameplay, and, of course, all of the fun that you had sitting at the table growing up. No matter who you are with or if you are just looking to pass the time, then be sure to give this a try for FREE from the Amazon Appstore.
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qgvdial: A native Qt5 client for Google Voice by Yuvraaj Kelkar
Our final app this week is a native Google voice client for BlackBerry 10. It offers the ability to integrate with Google contacts, option to dial back (specify the number to dial and Google Voice calls you back to the phone you have configured), direct dial, and free texts. Please keep in mind this is not an official application and that the Google Voice service is only available in the USA at this time. You can download qgvdial for free in BlackBerry World.
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What You Might Have Missed
Breakfast Saga by Marco Gallo
When it comes to gaming on my device, I admit finding the time to sit down and play is rather difficult. It is why I always choose the quick time-wasters, the ones that divert your attention long enough to escape the chaos around you yet still provide hours of enjoyment. Breakfast Saga is a fast, native BlackBerry 10 game that does just that. It may follow the same match-3 formula as other games we are all familiar with, but with a cute twist. The graphics may be simple but it offers a great experience for those precious moments you can sit, relax, and play a game and let your mind rest. You can find it for $.99.
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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.