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

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Chapter 5. Using Apps to Stay in Touch and in the Know

In This Chapter

  • Finding apps to keep you up to date with current events

  • Using instant messenger apps

  • Examining streaming audio and video options

Tired of always being the last one to find out about breaking news? Want to send instant messages from anywhere? Wish your BlackBerry could keep you entertained during your commute? If you answered yes to one, or all, of these questions, this is the chapter for you! We introduce some mobile news applications, mobile IM applications, and streaming audio and video applications.

Getting the Application That Will Keep You Informed

Book VI, Chapter 1 introduces the different sites that you can use to browse to find the applications you are looking for. This chapter provides information on several types of applications that you can find in BlackBerry App World or other mobile sites under categories such as Work & School, Business, and Music & Audio. Just as with any other application, you have two main options to get these applications on your BlackBerry smartphone:

  • Use BlackBerry App World, an application that helps you find, acquire, and manage other applications for your BlackBerry smartphone. (Book VI, Chapter 1 tells you how to get and use BlackBerry App World.)

  • Browse a mobile Web site from your BlackBerry or computer. Book VI, Chapter 1 provides a list of sites that you can view from your BlackBerry or computer that you can use to download these types of applications.

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