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BlackBerry® All-in-One For Dummies® by Dante Sarigumba, Tim Calabro, Robert Kao, William Petz

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Chapter 3. All Work and No Play Makes for a Boring BlackBerry

In This Chapter

  • Finding games for your BlackBerry

  • Choosing games worth paying for

  • Getting free games

Checking your e-mail, viewing your calendar, evaluating your tasks, using the memo pad— what fun is that? Take a break from checking your e-mail and play a game— one of the hundreds of games available on your BlackBerry smartphone. In this chapter, we introduce you to a few of the top games available through BlackBerry App World and elsewhere on the Web. Choose from all different categories, such as:

  • Arcade and action games: Play classic games from PacMan to the latest games like Guitar Hero.

  • Cards and casino games: Don't have time to fly to Vegas for a chance to have fun and play games? Don't worry.

  • Puzzles: From Sudoku to Tetris, this category has all your puzzle needs covered.

  • Sports games: No matter what sport you're into— golf, baseball, bowling, football— there's a game for you.

  • Strategy games: Games that require you to figure out the right move— chess, SimCity, and even Tic-Tac-Toe— are all available to download and play.

Some games are free and some you need to pay for. Some of the paid games have a free trial period so you can play before deciding to buy. Purchasing them is easy, and most of the time, it can be done right from your BlackBerry.

In Book VI, Chapter 1 we discuss the different sites and application stores that you can use to search and install the applications or games that you want. We also provide step-by-step ...

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