Did you recently purchase a BlackBerry® 6-equipped BlackBerry® smartphone such as the BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone, the BlackBerry® Bold 9780 smartphone or the BlackBerry® Style™ 9670 smartphone? Are you considering purchasing one in the near future? If so, I’d like to talk about some of the preloaded applications that are included in BlackBerry 6. For more information on each application I’ve listed below, simply click on the Application name to visit the applications website.
Stay on top of your social life with Facebook® for BlackBerry smartphones. This free application makes Facebook services – like sending messages, poking friends, writing wall posts, inviting friends to join and uploading photos – available on the go!
Look for the Facebook icon in the All window.
Be among the first to know what’s happening. With Twitter® for BlackBerry smartphones, you can get your Direct Messages as soon as they arrive, and even view them in your message list! It even works with your BlackBerry® Browser and BlackBerry smartphone camera, so it only takes a moment to post a link or upload a picture directly to Twitter. Plus, you can follow friends, search for a topic of interest, edit ReTweets, and find users quickly by typing @usernames.
Look for the Twitter icon in the All window. (Also, check out Sean’s post about basic features for Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones!)
Get free podcasts delivered directly to you with the BlackBerry® Podcast app. Subscribe to your favorite podcasts, or download some new ones, and watch them when you want on your BlackBerry smartphone.
The BlackBerry Podcast app allows you to do the following:
- Browse and search for free podcasts from categories like Arts, TV & Movies, News and more.
- Subscribe to, download and play podcasts directly from your BlackBerry smartphone.
- Receive notifications when new episodes of your podcasts are available, and download them.
Look for the BlackBerry Podcasts application in the Media window.
To learn more about these applications in addition to other features available in BlackBerry 6, please review the user guide for your particular BlackBerry smartphone which can be found at the BlackBerry Documentation site. I also recommend visiting the BlackBerry 6 website as it contains additional information as well as videos from BlackBerry smartphone users discussing some of their favorite features in BlackBerry 6.
If you are using Twitter, please feel free to ask @BlackBerryHelp any questions you may have regarding your BlackBerry smartphone, as they would be happy to help you out. In addition to @BlackBerryHelp, don’t forgot to visit the BlackBerry Support Forums, where the BlackBerry smartphone community can provide assistance if you have any additional questions.
Which of these preloaded apps do you use the most? For me, it’s definitely Twitter as I like staying on top of the news. What about you? Leave a comment and let me know!