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i have recently bought my first blackberry
i was wondering what apps are the essential ones.
i have downloaded:

google maps
google mail
google sync
google mobile app
opera mini
windows live messenger
google talk
AIM
facebook
Viigo
BeeTagg (QR code reader, like my profile pic)

anything else i should have?
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My Bold has (among others):

Garmin Mobile
Weather Channel
Associated Press
Wall Street Journal
PC Mobilizr
FlyCast
Nobex Radio Companion
Yahoo Go
BeeTagg/ScanLife/UpCode
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downloaded a lot and then deleted most

only ones I really use:

Viigo
Beejive
google maps
google mail (in case I want to track emails I sent from my desktop)
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i tried ScanLife and UpCode because beetagg was a little slow and din have live scan.
upcode wont start and scan life wont scan... :(

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u should keep google sync it now syncs over the air calendar and gmail contacts both ways. so when i add contacts on my phone they are on gmail as well, really quite handy
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Ascendo Datavault
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is there an app that allows me to just look around the bb's folder?... like apple's finder or explorer for pc

sry if any of these questions are really dumb, its my first BB
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is there an app that allows me to just look around the bb's folder?... like apple's finder or explorer for pc

sry if any of these questions are really dumb, its my first BB
Run the Media app, hit menu and select 'Explore'.
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dmacd u are a genius
thank you very very much...
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i tried ScanLife and UpCode because beetagg was a little slow and din have live scan.
upcode wont start and scan life wont scan... :(

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u should keep google sync it now syncs over the air calendar and gmail contacts both ways. so when i add contacts on my phone they are on gmail as well, really quite handy
i use outlook on my PC and sync with that... I prefer it to web-based email
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New to blackberrys, Where do you pick up applications?
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i have recently bought my first blackberry
i was wondering what apps are the essential ones.
i have downloaded:

google maps
google mail
google sync
google mobile app
opera mini
windows live messenger
google talk
AIM
facebook
Viigo
BeeTagg (QR code reader, like my profile pic)

anything else i should have?
Suggestion: Replace live messenger, google talk, AIM with BeeJive.
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why? live messenger, google talk and AIM work perfectly already. what are the advantages of BeeJive?
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why? live messenger, google talk and AIM work perfectly already. what are the advantages of BeeJive?
Simple - IM consolidation into a single application.
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i didnt download anything yet cause i didnt pick up a scan card yet how many of yall picked up a memory stick and which one did yall get
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i dont see why that is really a benefit, at the end of the day when i get IM messages they appear in MESSAGES... i prefer having proprietary apps unless of course the app you are talking about has some added functionality apart from consolidation.

really what i think all of us are waiting for is real VOIP and preferably a real SKYPE for bb bold and storm now that a blackberry has a decent powered ARM processor.

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i have an 8GB which is cheap but u can get a 16GB for about 70$ now and it will work in the bold
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I suspect you are in the extreme minority. There are many consolidated clients:

Palringo
IM+
Mundu
JiveTalk
Instango

BlackBerry Instant Messaging Clients (Head-to-Head Review) | BlackBerry Cool

and then on the desktop:

Trillian
Miranda
Adium
Meebo
Pdgin
etc...

You may want to download and try a few to see what all the fuss is about that would cause so many of these applications to be developed. Up to you.
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on my mac i am a big adium user and yes the consolidation there is worth it... but also because there is no proprietary google talk for OSX, msn messenger for mac is very much below par... and it has facebook messenger on it as well, but i do use ichat.

thanks very much for the head to head review i will have a look and decide if im actually doing the right thing or not.
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i still think that blackberry needs a proper apple styled app store... the little grouping on the start up page in the bb browser is truly pathetic.

or have i missed the proper bb app store

p.s. sorry for mentioning apple
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