CRACKBERRY PRESENTS

THE BEST OF 2013 AWARDS

2013 was a crazy year for BlackBerry. BlackBerry 10 launched to start off the year we got a few new devices, plenty of great apps, and rounded out the year with a fresh raft of corporate drama and a new CEO. We’re not quite sure what 2014 will bring for BlackBerry as a company, but we do know that we’ll see some more great apps and games from the faithful developer community.

2013 gave us some great offerings. We got your help to nominate your favorites and after putting those finalists to a vote the results were tallied we had over 70,000 votes. Now we crown the winners as CrackBerry’s Best of 2013!



DEVICES

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THE BEST BLACKBERRY DEVICE OF 2013

BlackBerry Z10

The first BlackBerry 10 device landed at the start of the year and never slowed down.

Runner-up: BlackBerry Z30

APPS

THE BEST OVERALL BLACKBERRY APP OF 2013

BBM

The best messaging service around still remains the favorite for yet another year.

Runner-up: CB10

THE BEST BLACKBERRY BUSINESS OF 2013

Documents To Go

There aren't too many options for BlackBerry users when it comes to editing docs on the fly, but Documents To Go deserves to be the best.

Runner-up: BlackBerry Travel

THE BEST BLACKBERRY EDUCATION APP OF 2013

Star Tracker

It's one of the youngest apps on our winners list, but StarTracker's great design and function get it a well deserved win.

Runner-up: College Notes

THE BEST BLACKBERRY ENTERTAINMENT OF 2013

FastTube

There are plenty of YouTube apps for BlackBerry devices, but FastTube proves that it does what it does better than the rest.

Runner-up: Nobex Radio

THE BEST BLACKBERRY HEALTH APP OF 2013

Endomondo

Sports apps are a dime a dozen it seems, but Endomondo still holds the crown for being better than the rest.

Runner-up: Fitness Pro

THE BEST MUSIC OR AUDIO APP OF 2013

SoundHound

One of our favorite apps to hit BlackBerry 10 - SoundHound is the app you don't realize you want until you need to use it. It's sporting a great UI and is dead simple to use -- for that it gets the win.

Runner-up: Nobex Radio

THE BEST BLACKBERRY NEWS OR READING APP OF 2013

CB10

"We're honored to be a winner in this category. There are so many great news/reading apps for BlackBerry but you guys still love CB10!"

- Adam Zeis
Managing Editor, CrackBerry

Runner-up: Flipboard

THE BEST BLACKBERRY PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO APP OF 2013

Story Maker

StoryMaker was a bit of a sleeper this year but definitely deserving of a win in this category.

Runner-up: Photo Studio Pro

THE BEST BLACKBERRY PRODUCTIVITY APP OF 2013

Documents To Go

Runner-up: Remember

THE BEST BLACKBERRY SOCIAL OR COMMUNICATIONS APP OF 2013

BBM

Everyone loves Facebook, but now more than ever, people love BBM too. Since hitting iOS and Android in October, BBM hasn't slowed down and now proves that it's the best of the best when it comes to communication.

Runner-up: Facebook

THE BEST BLACKBERRY SPORTS APP OF 2013

theScore

"It's a huge honor to receive this award from Crackberry's readers and great to be recognized for our unique, independent and mobile first approach to delivering real time sports scores, stats and news"

- James Bigg
Communications Manager, theScore

Runner-up: NFL Mobile

THE BEST BLACKBERRY UTILITY APP OF 2013

Password Keeper

A long-time BlackBerry favorite, Password Keeper snuck out the win for best utility this year.

Runner-up: Gadget Box

GAMES

THE BEST OVERALL BLACKBERRY GAME OF 2013

Angry Birds

It's not hard to see how such a simple and addictive game can be such a hit. The original Angry Birds is still a favorite amongst BlackBerry users.

Runner-up: Despicable Me: Minion Rush

THE BEST BLACKBERRY PUZZLE GAME OF 2013

World of Goo

This quirky hit took BlackBerry by storm this year and quickly became a favorite for gamers.

Runner-up: Shark Dash

THE BEST BLACKBERRY RACING GAME OF 2013

Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3 shows was a great gaming platform BlackBerry can be. It has great audio, amazing graphics and endless replay value.

Runner-up: Need for Speed Undercover

THE BEST BLACKBERRY SHOOTER GAME OF 2013

Modern Combat 4

Shooters aren't the best on BlackBerry, but Modern Combat 4 stood tall to take the crown.

Runner-up: N.O.V.A. 3

THE BEST BLACKBERRY STRATEGY GAME OF 2013

Radiant Defense

Still one of our overall favorite games, Radiant Defense was all over BlackBerry this year and remains a top hit to round out 2013.

Runner-up: Chess-wise

TECHNICAL

THE BEST-DESIGNED BLACKBERRY APP OF 2013

BBM

Runner-up: CB10

ACCESSORIES

THE BEST BLACKBERRY CASE OF 2013

BlackBerry Z10 Transform Hard Shell

Runner-up: BlackBerry Z10 Flip Shell

THE BEST BLACKBERRY CHARGER OR DOCK OF 2013

BlackBerry Premium Charger

Runner-up: Mobi Z10 Desktop Cradle

THE BEST MOBILE SPEAKER OF 2013

BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker

Runner-up: Bose SoundLink II

CONCLUSION

So there you have it! Some stood stronger than others, but when all is said and done, everyone’s a winner, right? Thanks for your help on this one — and congrats to all the winners.

We’ll see you in 2014!

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