The Best Apps on Android, Blackberry and iOS - A review of the new Blackberry Z10

By Techno Bird

The release of the new BlackBerry 10 operating system earlier brought some much needed improvements to the BlackBerry interface. While BlackBerry has traditionally been synonymous with work and productivity, its latest device, the BlackBerry Z10, attempts to improve the user’s entertainment experience as well. Let’s take a closer look at the Z10—and the best apps available on the market right now.

The BlackBerry Z10: A Review

The BlackBerry Z10 is slimmer, sleeker, and faster than previous BlackBerry devices, allowing it to join the ranks of the Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5, and HTC One. The device is 5.12-inches by 2.58-inches by 0.35-inches, which makes it just slightly larger than the iPhone 5 and smaller than both the GS4 and HTC One. The Z10 is BlackBerry’s first phone to incorporate touchscreen technology, and its predictive text feature has been lauded for being more accurate than that of the GS4 or iPhone 5. In terms of storage, the Z10 comes with 16GB of built-in storage and 64GB of expandable storage, a capacity which is only beat by the GS4, according to a side-by-side comparison posted on CNET. Its 8-megapixel camera comes with innovative TimeShift technology, which easily allows users to create composite images from a series of images taken over the course of several seconds. While it’s still very much a business phone at heart, the Z10 features more app support than ever before.

Best Apps on the Market

There are hundreds of thousands of apps available for download, but here’s a quick round-up of the ones that are absolute must-haves in 2013. Unless otherwise noted, they’re all available across BlackBerry, Apple, and Android:
  • Conqu: Need a tool that will help you stay on-task? Conqu is the app for you. The app allows you to add tags for organisational purposes as well as prioritise and delegate tasks as you see fit.
  • Waze: Whether you’re planning a new route or need information about your morning commute, Waze should be your go-to navigation tool. It gives you real-time updates about traffic and delays, and even allows you to share your location with co-workers and friends if you’re running late. Other cool features include turn-by-turn navigation and a gas station locator.
  • Songza: Crackberry crowns Songza the best music app on the market, and we have to agree. The app allows users to choose from a wide variety of playlists based on time of day and mood. You can even save or share favourite playlists for future listening.
  • BlackBerry Travel (only for BlackBerry): If you travel a lot for business or pleasure, make BlackBerry Travel your go-to app. The free app allows you to search for the best deals before booking your travel, keeps track of your upcoming activities, and notifies you if there’s been a delay or cancellation. BlackBerry Travel is also BBM-connected, making it easy to share plans and delays with co-workers, family, and friends.


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