Chances are that if you own a smartphone you’ll be interested in news in some way or another. It maybe regular current affairs, sports or entertainment just to name a few and here on BlackBerry 10 we have a great selection to choose from.
You’ll notice as you read through the list I have chosen that one of them is an Android application. If you are now running BlackBerry 10.2.1 and have not yet discovered how easy it is to get Android apps onto your BlackBerry 10 device just follow the instructions that you’ll be guided to.
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If you don't have the CrackBerry app (CB10) already on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone you may well be guilty of the most terrible crime ever. I suspect that if you are reading this though you are probably law abiding and may even be accessing this article through the app itself.
If you haven't checked it out you'll be surprised to know that it isn't just a news blog. You'll also find full access to the CrackBerry forums and with the ability to login to your Mobile Nations account you can create/reply to forums posts until your hearts content.
Jump into the settings and you can tweak how you like the app to appear when you open it, change your forum signature and even enable/disable forum and article notifications.
What's not to love. The best and award winning BlackBerry 10 app is ours!
NYTimes for BlackBerry 10
The New York Times app may well be a great one but it does have one draw back and that’s that it is a subscription based application. That said - if you buy the paper on a daily basis why not scrap that idea, save a tree and read all the news on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone?
With sharing abilities via the BlackBerry Hub you can keep your buddies abreast of what’s going on in the world in true BlackBerry 10 fashion. This one won’t be for everyone, but it’s still a cracker in my eye
- Be the first to know about events as soon as they occur with Breaking News Alerts.
- Easily flow from section to section and sneak peek to the next article without leaving your current article.
- Create your own Times content library, then access it later from another computer, smartphone or tablet.
- Sync the latest news directly to your device for online or offline reading.
- Share favorite articles, photos and videos with friends and dedicated BlackBerry groups (with BBM 6.0 or higher), or via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail.
Sky News (Android)
The Sky News app was always a firm favorite of mine on BlackBerry 7 and unfortunately it’s never made an appearance for BlackBerry 10. However, since the upgrade to BlackBerry 10.2.1 getting the Android version of the app is now a piece of cake (instructions via the link below).
I’m not sure why it’s been my go-to news app of choice - maybe it’s just the way that I've always found it to be efficient in terms of updating with breaking news etc. It looks good too - based on a black background.
With tabs at the top of the display you can easily access what is important to you - such as UK News, US News, Technology, Entertainment, Sports etc.
It’s a great all rounder and although it’s not native BlackBerry 10 (which would still be nice to see) it does the job.
The Daily Mail (UK)
This one is a bit regional I’m afraid, but as here in the UK our BlackBerry subscriber base is nice and big I thought it was well worthy of being in the ’top’ selection. When it came to having a look at the Daily Mail app on video I combined it with a few others as you’ll see above. The ‘Mail’ has been the one that has stayed on my BlackBerry 10 device and I tend to check it most days - just to keep up to date with what’s happening in the news.
The app is typical native BlackBerry 10 with quick access to categories from the menu tab. Tap on a story you want to read and you’ll have it full screen with the ability to share via your BlackBerry Hub as well as increase/decrease the font size if you need to.
All the important stuff wrapped up in one tidy little package. Nice job Daily Mail.
If you’re into sports then this is the BlackBerry 10 app you ‘need’ on your device. We posted a while back that The Score had introduced score notification into the app which certainly pleased many folk.
Totally free to download, you can keep up to date with the following live sports results straight to you’re BlackBerry 10 smartphone:
- Football (NFL, CFL, NCAAF)
- Basketball (NBA, NCAAB - including March Madness, NCAAWB)
- Hockey (NHL)
- Soccer / Footy (EPL / Premier League, UEFA Champions League, LIGA, Bundesliga, SERIE A, MLS)
- Golf (PGA, EPGA, LPGA)
- Auto Racing (NASCAR, F1)
- Lacrosse (NLL)
Like to keep up to date with the gossip in the celebrity world? Entertainment News will have you covered and although it's not the best BlackBerry 10 application on the eye, it's the content that counts with this one.
With stories, photos and videos being uploaded to the app throughout the day it's a great place to stop by and find out what the rich and famous are up to. From music bands to movie stars, Entertainment News will keep you in the celeb loop.
That's a wrap!
There we go - I'm hoping there should be something for everyone in the selection above. If we’ve missed one out you think deserves to be in the ‘top’ collection, hit up the comments and tell us which and why?