Free BlackBerry Apps for the Holidays

CIO.com's mobile maestro Al Sacco handpicks ten BlackBerry applications--six of which are completely free--that can help with shopping, travel, personal entertainment and much more this upcoming holiday season.
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It's that time of year again: cold, ugly weather; holiday shopping amongst hordes of mad bargain hunters; travel; and—have mercy—family get-togethers.

Thankfully, your BlackBerry smartphone can ease the pain—with a bit of assistance from your mobile-minded pal Al, that is.

What follows is a list of hand-selected BlackBerry applications, the majority of which are free, to help you stay sane and entertained this holiday season. (Note: All of the apps featured in this post were tested using a BlackBerry Bold 9700 running OS 5.0)

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