10 Best Apps for BlackBerry 10
BlackBerry is getting ready to officially launch its new BlackBerry 10-powered Z10 smartphone here in the U.S., and to help make sure you get the most out of your new phone, we've compiled a list of the 10 best BlackBerry 10 apps on the market. From cross-platform messaging and photo editing to gaming and file syncing, these apps cover nearly all of your smartphone needs.
News Republic (Free)
N.O.V.A. 3 ($6.99)
Who said you can't play mobile games on your BlackBerry? N.O.V.A. 3 is a sci-fi-based first-person shooter that pits gamers against wave after wave of enemies. The game's graphics are impressive and gameplay is razor sharp. If you want to move your game to a larger screen, you can connect your BB10 device to your television via its HDMI connection and blast away at baddies from your couch.
ESPN ScoreCenter (Free)
ESPN's ScoreCenter gives you constant updates on the top teams, the biggest sporting events and match ups and headlines from around the world of sports. Sign up for a free ESPN account to track your favorite teams including scores and news. And with Gamecast, you can follow the action live from your BB10 smartphone.
Angry Birds Star Wars (Free)
The birds are back and this time they're taking over the Star Wars universe. Angry Birds takes all of your favorite birds and blends them with your favorite Star Wars characters to create an all new experience that will have you burning through your BlackBerry's battery in no time. Better still, the birds gain new powers including Force Push and the ability to wield lightsabers.
WhatsApp (Free for First Year)
BlackBerry 10's native weather app is powered by AccuWeather, but it doesn't offer nearly the level of functionality of Accuweather's own app. The native app, for example, can't check the upcoming forecast without having to exit to the BB10 Browser. Accuweather's app also offers satellite maps, 10-day forecasts, barometric pressure and more. If you tire of that, you can check out videos of wild weather events and lifestyle forecasts that let you know if you should go biking today or climbing on a particular day.