written by: Claudine Baugh•edited by: Wendy Finn•updated: 4/11/2011
Optimize performance of your BlackBerry Curve 8350i Smartphone with this round up of apps. Each of these BlackBerry 8350i apps were hand selected to provide your phone with maximum functionality in a number of areas. Take a look and download as many as you like.
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BlackBerry Curve 8350i Apps
Do you own the BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone and would like to get the best functionality and performance to kick it into high gear? Then this list of best BlackBerry 8350i apps is want you need. Here these apps will allow your BlackBerry 8350i to provide unlimited information right in the palm of your hands; help you stay in touch with friends and family; get the latest breaking news; send a mobile fax; get directions to anywhere with GPS; listen to live radio; perform hands free text messaging and more - you would never imagine – Take a look!
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Viigo for BlackBerry
Viigo for BlackBerry is a fully loaded app that gives you access to expansive categories of news. Once activated, simply tell Viigo what you want to know and the app will source that information and present to you within a few moments. This app provides instant reports on the weather, entertainment, live sports & sport scores, stock portfolios, flight schedules & status, movies, shopping, Twitter and much more.
Users can rely on current and accurate news coverage with this amazing app, it eliminates the time it takes to load the browser on the phone, and narrow your search to get exactly what your looking for.
Poynt is the ultimate GPS navigation and guide for the BlackBerry 8350i, not only does it use your phone’s built-in GPS to find and provide the directions to places and destinations, but also gives you details of these places and allows you to interact through bookings, reservations and even purchases.
Some of the amazing capabilities of this app, allow you to find businesses, retailers, people; find restaurants, read reviews and make dinner reservations - (US/CA/UK only); search events by venue, performer or vicinity; find theatres, watch trailers, view show times, buy movie tickets and get ticket receipts - (US/CA only); learn gas prices (US only); get current and 5 day weather forecasts; find phone numbers & browse websites; get map directions w/ BlackBerry Maps and then store all this information to your Blackberry or share with friends and family via email.
All this information is provided to you quickly, anywhere, anytime and while your on the move.
Install Facebook to your BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone and keep in touch with friends, family, and coworkers, and also have them contact you more easily with direct communication to your smartphone. The Facebook app simplifies access and handling of your online Facebook account with your phone, it allows you to update your status, send messages, poke friends, write wall posts, invite friends to join, upload photos, view messages and a long list of other functions.
Increase your social networking power and also upload Twitter to your BlackBerry 8350i; you can get your Twitter messages instantly, post a link or upload a photo within minutes. Plus, you can follow friends, search for a topic of interest, re-tweet, find users quickly and much more.
This app is a photo-editing tool; it can perform highly professional editing on any photo taken with the phone. Editing processes are done seamlessly to crop, resize, rotate, flip, adjust brightness, enhance contrast, zoom also modify color to black & white, sepia and much more.
It is simply amazing how many functions you can perform with this photo editing app. After you have created your masterpiece, send it to friends on Twitter and Facebook or save as wallpaper.
This brilliant BlackBerry 8350i app is simple and very effective; it equips you to exchange contact information in one quick click of your phone. Stop wasting time, ink and paper to produce business cards, and then walk around with them wherever you go. Simply use Contaxx to create a digital business card, then send it electronically from your cellphone to another through email or vCard attachment. Recipients then add your business contact information directly to their address book within seconds. This app is easy to use, quick to install and comes at no charge, what are you waiting for?
The best BlackBerry 8350i apps you can download here are Facebook & Twitter for BlackBerry, Viigo, Poynt, Pandora, Text'nDrive Drive Safely, Popular Photo Tools, Contaxx, My Fax and much more. See a breakdown of their features and functions and decide which is right for you- Explore download links for each right here.
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Did you know that you could send a fax from your BlackBerry 8350i device? Well if you didn’t know now you do. MyFax gives you the ability to send and receive faxes on your Blackberry phone, anywhere at anytime. The app provides a template for you to compose the fax (also attach email document), add the recipient's name and fax number, attach a cover page, attach other documents if necessary, and send a fax! After the fax has been sent, you can view the status if it is pending, successful, or failed - including those sent by email or from the MyFax online website. You will need a valid MyFax account to use this app - go to www.myfax.com to get a 30-day (free) trial right away.
MyFax does a good job of effectively sending facsimiles on your mobile device, transferring data is quick and the app is very reliable- exactly what you send is what will be received.
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011 for BlackBerry
Simply put, this is an encyclopedia for your phone; reap the benefits of using any other trusted encyclopedia by installing this brilliant app to your BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone. It contains over 25,000 articles and 2,700 images, covering just about every aspect of human endeavor - Arts, Business, Computers, Geography, History, Literature, Medicine, Philosophy, Politics, Pop Culture, Science and Sports. It does not require an Internet connection; features highlights of historical dates; displays a browser-like interface design; permits email sharing; includes active hyperlinks between articles and has much more great features.
If you want to fully equip your BlackBerry 8350i smartphone to optimize performance, then this is one app it should not be without.
Text’nDrive is a BlackBerry 8350i app that uses automated audio technology to read text messages aloud from your smartphone. It is completely hands-free, easy to use and also works with speakerphones, Bluetooth headsets and/or built-in car systems. This app reads emails and SMS of up to 500 words long; Reply by voice to emails and SMS and uses text-to-speech technology.
Even though this app is tremendously smart and effective, a major deficit is that the Text’nDrive features do not facilitate BlackBerry messenger, neither Facebook nor Twitter for that matter.
This list wouldn’t be complete without a little music; one of the best radio apps on the market is Pandora and it is designed to work on the BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone. It is a personalized radio, which creates radio stations based on your favorite songs, artistes and genre of music. Simply enter one of your favorite songs or artists, and Pandora creates a radio station that explores just that kind of music. Pandora cuts right to the chase by eliminating the time it takes to search and select songs, it is quick and very addictive. Enjoy!
We hope this selection of best BlackBerry 8350i apps interests you, try a few and see how they work. All these apps were hand picked and are guaranteed to work with your BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone. If you have any problems, visit the BlackBerry website and check the supported carriers, countries or contact the BlackBerry support team.
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BlackBerry App World - http://www.blackberry.com/
My Fax - http://www.myfax.com/
Image Credit – Screenshots courtesy of Blackberry App World.