BlackBerry Bible: Everything You Need to Know About Your RIM Smartphone--and PlayBook Tablet

From keyboard shortcuts and tricks from mobile experts, to free software downloads, battery life tips, device reviews and insider commentary, we offer you our expert guide to help you master your smartphone and earn a BlackBerry black belt.

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Tue, March 06, 2012
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Software Downloads



Free Android Apps for BlackBerry PlayBook: 10 Best Downloads

RIM recently released a major software update for its BlackBerry PlayBook that enables it to run Android applications. Android-on-the-PlayBook pickings are somewhat slim right now, but there are some quality apps out there if you know where to look, starting with these 10 great free downloads.



Google Android Logos on RIM BlackBerry PlayBook
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BlackBerry PlayBook Apps: 5 Worthy Downloads

CIO.com's Al Sacco recommends another round of great applications for BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, including apps for e-reading, social networking, keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams and scores and more.



BlackBerry PlayBook Apps: 8 Great Free Downloads

CIO.com's Mobile Maestro Al Sacco recommends another batch of quality BlackBerry PlayBook apps. Access your favorite social networks, quickly take notes, draw sketches and build scrapbooks, kill time with simple games and much more with these free first-rate apps.



10 Great Games for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The Angry Birds are coming soon to a BlackBerry PlayBook near you, in the meantime there are plenty of excellent games already here that truly put the "play" in PlayBook. Here are 10 of the best, and most are free.



BlackBerry PlayBook Apps: 10 Must-Have Downloads, All Free

Quality apps for RIM's new tablet are few and far between right now, but they do exist. CIO.com's Al Sacco recommends 10 great PlayBook apps currently available and worthy of your attention.



19 Must-Have BlackBerry Apps for Newbies

Which BlackBerry applications should every new RIM smartphone owner download immediately? CIO.com's BlackBerry expert Al Sacco lists the best choices -- and all but one of these mobile apps are free.



BlackBerry Torch 9800 Slider
BlackBerry Torch 9800 Slider (Image Credit: Brian Sacco)

Free BlackBerry Apps: Seven New, Must-Have Downloads

CIO.com's mobile expert Al Sacco recommends another round of great, free BlackBerry smartphone applications to help you locate and download new and obscure music, share files across multiple mobile devices, get a grip on air travel and much more.



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.



BlackBerry Apps: Four Types to Avoid

Not every BlackBerry application is all it's cracked up to be. CIO.com's BlackBerry expert Al Sacco highlights four types of BlackBerry apps you'd do well to avoid.



Free BlackBerry Apps: Nine Torch 9800 Compatible Downloads

CIO.com's BlackBerry watcher Al Sacco rounds up nine valuable, free BlackBerry apps that'll run on RIM's brand new BlackBerry Torch 9800 slider smartphone.



Free BlackBerry Apps: Your Smartphone's 10 New Best Friends

CIO.com's BlackBerry-watcher Al Sacco offers up details--and download links--for ten of his favorite, free BlackBerry smartphone applications.



BlackBerry Travel Apps: 10 Must-Have Downloads

Before your next trip, check out 10 of the best travel-minded mobile applications for BlackBerry smartphones. CIO.com's road warrior Al Sacco shares details and download information.



More BlackBerry Apps for Summer Travel

Think smartphones and summer vacation, like oil and water, simply don't mix? We beg to differ. Just because you employ your BlackBerry for work, doesn't mean it can't play hard, as well. The following 10 BlackBerry apps are guaranteed to enhance any getaway - and help you realize the full potential of your mobile device.



LinkedIn for BlackBerry Connections Screen
LinkedIn for BlackBerry Connections Screen

Free LinkedIn for BlackBerry App Now Available

BlackBerry users can finally download the new, free LinkedIn for BlackBerry application, which offers mobile access to basic LinkedIn functionality including the ability to view contacts' status updates, respond to new connection invites and send and receive LinkedIn messages.



Xobni for BlackBerry Now Available: Mobile Contact Mgmt. Redefined

BlackBerry users just got a whole new way to store and access contacts on the go: Xobni for BlackBerry. CIO.com's Al Sacco says the new app's a must-have for any and all heavy e-mail users with large contact lists. Here's why.



Free BlackBerry Downloads: Five Can't-Miss RIM Smartphone Apps

Looking for the best free BlackBerry apps on the Web? Our latest set of no-cost downloads includes a mobile search option that gives new meaning to the term "hands-free" and an awesome Internet radio app that saves your stations and settings across multiple devices: PC, iPhone, BlackBerry, whatever.



Free BlackBerry Apps: Four Great Downloads--and One Free Game

Most folks agree: The best kind of BlackBerry app is a free BlackBerry app. On that note, you're sure to appreciate the following five free downloads, which include a great new way to gauge your smartphone's connection speeds and a mobile-version of a classic video game.



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BBTetris in Action

Free BlackBerry Downloads: Five Essential Apps

There's no shortage of free BlackBerry downloads for your RIM smartphone. The real challenge is not simply locating freebies, it's finding quality free BlackBerry software. That's why we put our thumbs to the keyboard and came up with five of the best free BlackBerry downloads on the Web.



Free BlackBerry Apps: Five (More) Can't Miss Software Downloads

These five great free BlackBerry applications can help you stay up to date on news, keep in touch with colleagues and friends, communicate with social networking contacts and instantly diagnose the "health" of your handset.



Free BlackBerry Storm Downloads: Five (More) Must Have Apps

In the three months since RIM released the BlackBerry Storm in the United States, mobile software developers haven't wasted any time cranking out applications for the first touch-screen BlackBerry. Here are our picks for five of the best free BlackBerry Storm downloads the Web has to offer.



Free BlackBerry Storm Apps: Seven Must Have Downloads

RIM released its brand new touch screen BlackBerry Storm less than a month ago, but you can already find a number of quality mobile applications available for the device--and many of them won't cost you a dime. Here are our picks for the best seven free BlackBerry Storm apps on the Web.



image of BlackBerry Storm with CIO logo
RIM BlackBerry Storm

Six Free BlackBerry Downloads You Don't Want to Miss

Get the most out of your RIM BlackBerry smartphone without ever opening your wallet. Check out the following six free downloads.



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