Onboard Apps and the BlackBerry App World
Various apps are included by default with BlackBerry OS 7. Some of these are social networking tools (see below) while others are games. Productivity tools are also included, of course, and these include a memo pad, calculator, task manager, file browser and calendar. If you have an appropriate email account (such as Microsoft Exchange) then the calendar and task manager will sync with your Windows desktop if you access the same account in Microsoft Outlook.
Using the calendar is very easy – simply select a date and time slot and input the information as requested. Once saved, the data will be added to your calendar and synchronize with a central account if available.
The process of installing a new app is simple. After launching the BlackBerry App World, use the search facility to find the app of choice and read its description. You can head straight for the Download option or select Reviews to find out what others thought of it. Once downloaded, you can choose either the OK button to continue or Run to launch the app and start using it straight away. Note that a good selection of games is available for BlackBerry, as well as the couple that are included by default.
After installation you might use the Recommend button to tell someone about the app using one of the popular social networking tools pre-installed on your phone.