Must Have Free BlackBerry Storm Applications

Friday, December 19, 2008 ·

So what kind of applications is available for the BlackBerry Storm?
For the last 2 weeks, I have been testing some new applications on my new phone. Surprisingly, there is a good amount of free applications available to download, and I think every Blackberry Storm user should have these free applications installed on their phone.

My favorite is the WSJ Mobile Reader (Wall Street Journal). This application allows you to view headlines, full articles and summaries on your phone, You will also be able to customize the content based on keywords, category lists and other criteria, and you can track stock quotes, specific companies, and headlines, the quotes are usually delayed up to 30 minutes. Content will be delivered from The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, the newspapers,,, and

Also in the news category I found Associated Press Mobile or AP Mobile, This application also gives you access to all the latest in Local, National, International, Entertainment, Sports, Business, Elections, Wacky, Technology and Government news. This is a great application that is fast and gives you news from a reputable sources. Again you can customize it to receive the local news of your city and area.

In the productivity department, my top pick is a PDF Reader from BeamBerry; BeamReader is the first full fidelity native PDF reader for the BlackBerry Storm. Now you can view your PDF e-mail attachments or PDF documents without any loss of quality. All of the original fonts, images and formatting is completely preserved. The BeamReader is currently in Beta, so you may experience problems when viewing certain documents. But so far I did not have any problems yet.

For the frequent traveler, you might download WorldMate Live for the Blackberry Storm. WorldMate helps you cope with the hassles of today’s business travel. Just forward your travel confirmation e-mail to the system and worldMate Live automatically assembles your Itinerary. It can notify you about changes in your flight in real time. (Delays or cancel flights). You also have access to travel information, such as maps and directions at your fingertips.

Did you know that your phone has a built in GPS receiver? And no, you are not locked to use the included VZ navigator($9.95/month for Verizon Customers) Nav4all is a free Application which lets you navigate worldwide on your own BlackBerry Storm Phone in North America, Brazil, Mexico, Europe, South Africa, Australia and soon in China as well. It is available for free until 01-01-2010. But to be fair, the VZnavigator performed much better in my geographical area (California).

How about streaming music? The FlyCast is a portable music and talk radio which works on your BlackBerry Storm. It has over 1000 unique channels that you can listen and watch, their channels lineup includes: sports, music, talk, news, spirituality, local station and weather information. Now you can hear your radio anywhere you have a signal.

Some of the applications that I have not tried yet are YouTube,TinyTwitter, MySpace, Google Maps, and Gmail. Let me know in the comments section of this blog if you had used any of these applications and please share you experience with us.

Please stay tuned as I test paid applications in the following days.


David Hanckslaw said...
December 20, 2008 at 2:07 PM  

The google maps is not compatible with the BlackBerry Storm.

Jack said...
January 2, 2009 at 10:36 PM  

I just found taht this is true also but google is working to make it available in the near future

Anonymous said...
January 8, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

Viigo is also an amazing Free program. Definitely worth the download!

Anonymous said...
January 10, 2009 at 10:09 PM  

What is viigo? and where can you download it from?

John W. said...
January 17, 2009 at 6:44 PM  

Viigo is a free BlackBerry Storm RSS feed for news, sports, stocks and much more. you can read more at my post More BlackBerry Storm Free Applications

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