Best entertainment apps for blackberry

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Hunting for the best BlackBerry apps? Try the productivity tools, utilities, and entertainment titles we’ve collected here. For multiplatform apps, or titles exclusive to Android or iPhone, see the other articles in this package.

Social Networking Apps
Chat with BlackBerry friends: Using the BlackBerry Messenger IM client, you can quickly and easily communicate with other BlackBerry device owners. Using your unique BlackBerry PIN (or bar code), you can add all of your BlackBerry friends and then chat with them or share your files, images, videos, and location. Free

Tweet better: Offering location awareness and embedded images and video, the UberTwitter client has all of the regular features of Twitter but adds advanced features such as URL/tweet shrinking and group list support. Free
Bubble up: CrunchSMS is a chat-style bubble-SMS application with loads of customization options. Among other things, you can add pictures to your favorite contacts, customize the colors, and add smileys and a signature. Free

Get informed fast: The versatile Viigo delivers news and information to your BlackBerry. Modules include sports, business and finance, entertainment, and local and national weather. Free
Monitor spending: You can constantly keep track of your checking, savings, and credit card transactions and balances on your handset with the help of Mobile Checkbook. This tool also lets you record transactions as they happen, reconcile balances, and schedule recurring transactions on the go. $10

Know the weather: Through BerryWeather you can obtain instant access to current weather conditions, advisories and alerts, and detailed seven-day and 24-hour forecasts for over 72,000 locations worldwide. $10

This past Thursday marked the beginning of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and BlackBerry is proud to be one of this year’s sponsors. Want to follow all the buzz and celebrities, read fanreviews of movies showing in your area or watch new releases on-the-go? BlackBerry has pulled together tis list of the top entertainment apps for your BlackBerry smartphone or BlackBerry PlayBook to help keep you in the know. To find out more about the BlackBerry sponsorship at TIFF you can visit www.blackberry.com/tifffestival.

The official BlackBerry TIFF app is 2012′s interactive guide to the Toronto International Film Festival. Featuring a complete list of films with screening times and locations, you can build your personal list of must-see favorites. The app provides addresses, maps and directions for all venues as well as daily Festival highlight photos. Available from BlackBerry App World, join the conversation and follow the buzz of what’s happening and where at TIFF!

The official BlackBerry Video Store app for the BlackBerry PlayBook gives users access to a video catalogue filled with thousands of movies and television shows, with new releases to be made available for purchase or rent the same day they come out on DVD. Available for US and Canadian residents the BlackBerry Video Store app can be downloaded for free from BlackBerry App World. Watch new releases or download old favorites when you’re on the go with the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s vivid display. With a built-in HDMI connection you can also easily plug your BlackBerry PlayBook into your HDTV to enjoy videos at home!

Available in both English and French, the ultimate Cineplex app connects movie lovers toshowtimes for every theatre in Canada as well as the latest entertainment news, exclusive trailers, footage and interviews. Scene members can sync their cards to earn points or check balances on-the-go. Available fromBlackBerry App World , the Cineplex app allows you to buytickets for Cineplex theatres on both your BlackBerry smartphone and BlackBerry PlayBook. Connect with Canada’s only entertainment rewards program with the BlackBerry Cineplex app!

The official Flixster app brings together movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes with maps, phone numbers, ticket info and showtimes for theatres in the USA, UK, Canada, or Australia straight to your BlackBerry smartphone or BlackBerry PlayBook. Available from BlackBerry App World, the app allows you to browse for movies by title, director, or actor in a DVD catalog of over 50,000 movies. No more waiting in box office lines with ‘the top movie app for Facebook’, Flixster also allows you to purchase movie tickets directly from movietickets.com!

Discover high-quality trailers and fan movie ratings with the Fandango app. Find theatres closest to your location using BlackBerry’s GPS and the app will connect with BlackBerry Maps to navigate you to the theatre. Tickets for more than 16,000 movie screens can be purchased by signing into a Fandango account or securely store credit card information to your device – it’s your choice! Available from BlackBerry App World, Fandango allows for ultimate browsing with its “Now Playing, “Opening This Week” and “Top Box Office” movie carousel.

Get the latest entertainment news and gossip with the E! News Now app for BlackBerry. Access breaking entertainment news and videos you can’t live without. The app delivers over a dozen video reports daily, bringing you the latest scoop on your favorite celebs, hottest red carpet events and the most anticipated films. Available from BlackBerry App World, the E! News Now app gives you the inside take on what’s happening on and off screen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

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