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This year(2012) has been a great year for smartphone makers and users, and its been a wonderful time for apps developers coz they've seen some things people want to do with their smartphones but this ones for BB users and I've comprised what tends to be on every blackberry owners phone and they are also the most widely used apps for 2012...

1 BlackBerry Messenger(BBM): Blackberry Messenger tends to be the number one coz without it I don't think there would be BlackBerry also no app that can replace it as far as its on a BlackBerry Platform. Its also the Fastest when it comes to chatting, sending and receiving pictures, VN's(Voice Notes), Broadcasting a message to hundreds of people at the same time.
Website http://www.blackberry.com/messenger

2 Twitter: Taking second sure isn't a mistake coz people tend to be on it more often than others. Its a social networking site used in tweeting, sending messages, making Friends, knowing what is currently Trending in the world, your country, State and also seeing what your favorite Stars are talking about.  Website http://m.twitter.com

3 Facebook: Takes third position because its basically used by its users for sharing pictures they just snapped and upload, you find tons of people online yet they are not ready for a chat coz they are on BBM and Twitter. But its still doing well the new mobile app GUI is very cool, you can now save photos right from the app to your phone instead of munching it which I find a great step for them.
Website http://m.facebook.com

4 OperaMini: The Fastest browser in the world taking the fourth position, This browser is mostly found on all most all BlackBerry smartphones its used for browsing the web, downloading music, saving internet pictures, reading online news and much more. Its the fastest browser you can ever rely on. Website http://m.opera.com

5 BlackBerry Native Browser: This is Blackberry's default browser and its taking fifth position because this days people on BB tends to open links sent to them from their friends using this browser maybe coz its a bit fast and delivers the web page content more interesting(or its just that they are reluctant to Open it with other browers). This browser is best with OS 5 or Higher
Website http://www.blackberry.com

6 Pixmix: This app like its name is used to mix any picture on your phone or memory card, with different type of templates/design that best suites your taste. There's paid and free version for this app and it can be purchased from Appworld.

7 Screen Muncher: Taking the seventh position is used for screen shoting any thing you're currently doing, if its a movie you're watching and you love a part you can just pause it and "HuM" it that's Munch it. Its a cool app with Paid and Free version on Appworld.

8 PicStory: Its about adding, editting and puting cool effects to your pictures just like Pixmix I mentioned above.

9 App World: BlackBerries very own app market used for purchasing and downloading applications,themes and games on your smartphone both Free/Trial and Paid.
Website http://www.blackberry.com/appworld

10 Whatsapp: A mobile app for chatting and sharing files just by having your friends phone number. Whatsapp is a one year free app on a single number but after then you can purchase the app for just $0.99/year.  Website http://m.whatsapp.com
And this comes to the end of the list, thanks for reading, though these are just my ratings from which I have observed from a lot of BB users around me and on the Social networks.

Research In Motion Ltd.’s stock fell to a nine-year low Friday, a day after the Canadian company said phones running its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system won’t be available until after the holiday shopping season.

Sales of the once-pioneering BlackBerry phones, which now look ancient next to the latest iPhones and Android devices, fell 41 percent in the latest quarter and likely won’t pick up again until new phones come out.
By then, it might be too late. When the new BlackBerrys go on sale in the first three months of 2013 — assuming there won’t be yet-another delay — people will have even more choices:
— This fall, Apple Inc. is expected to release a new iPhone with an improved Siri virtual assistant. It promises a new mapping service that sports voice navigation.
— Samsung and other phone makers are continually selling new models that run Google’s Android operating software. The next version of Android, expected in mid-July, will have improved search and photo sharing.
— Phones running a revamped version of Microsoft’s Windows system are also coming this fall.

BlackBerrys were once a staple in corporate environments because of their reputation for security and reliability. People pulled them out to check email in restaurants, living rooms and vacation homes such that they became known as “CrackBerrys.” When he became president, Barack Obama refused to part with his BlackBerry despite worries about emails sent through it complying with public-record laws.
But BlackBerrys lost their cachet when iPhones came along and demonstrated that smartphones could be good for more than email. People could now watch movies, play games, read books and update their Facebook statuses easily. Outside software programmers started spewing out apps to extend the devices’ functionality and popularity.

RIM portrays BlackBerry 10 as its way of catching up. It promises the multimedia, Internet browsing and apps experience that customers now demand.
RIM unveiled it last October, long after BlackBerrys began to slip in stature. Analysts had hoped to see BlackBerry 10 phones by early 2012, but RIM said in December that they won’t be available until late in the year because they needed a chipset that wasn’t available yet. Now, RIM said the phones won’t be out until 2013.
With yet another delay, BlackBerry loyalists may not be willing to wait longer. Already, the BlackBerry’s U.S. market share has plummeted from 41 percent in 2007 to less than 4 percent in the first three months of 2012, according to research firm IDC.

“The possibility of a comeback is rapidly diminishing,” analyst Steven Li at Raymond James said in a research note. He added that the delay also could discourage outside software developers from writing BlackBerry 10 apps that rival the thousands available for iPhones and Android devices.
Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu said RIM’s main concern should be “more about staying alive. We believe the company needs to be careful with its cash or risk facing bankruptcy.”

Post Src: Washingtonpost.com

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For Desktop

New Firefox can now migrate your bookmarks, history, and cookies from Google Chrome
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The outerHTML property is now supported on HTML elements HTML5 View source syntax highlighting now uses the HTML5 parser. The Style Editor for CSS editing is now available to web
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Getting started for iPhone

1. Click the Home icon below to Download Home - Free


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