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Product Round-up Research in Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones are a staple communications tool in the business world, but also have a growing consumer base too. With mobile apps enhancing the capabilities of these phones in both sectors, some pickings from the company’s App World seemed in order, to see what extra juice you can squeeze out of your BlackBerry.

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S4BB MemoryBooster

One of the most popular apps for the BlackBerry, this Ram optimiser certainly does make a difference. After running this swiftly executed routine, there was a significant improvement in speed when starting applications. They would just open and close more smoothly compared to the pauses and occasional freezes I would experience. MemoryBooster doesn’t tinker with any SD card or internal storage areas, but focuses on the memory management of the BlackBerry’s Java Virtual Machine – targeting ‘lost’ memory that can be made available to applications so they run more effectively. MemoryBooster even performs background tasks, so you don’t need to routinely apply it. If your BlackBerry has lost some of its spriteliness, then this app is well worth a blast.

S4BB Memory Booster

MemoryBoosterReg Rating 85%
Price £3.99
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WorldMate Live

If you’re looking for an app to sort your travel needs, then WorldMate Live should be near the top of your list. From currency converter to flight adviser, to far flung weather forecaster, it is a perfect companion for travel of all kinds. With an array of options, WorldMate Live will even direct you to the nearest hotel, if you find yourself with a lost booking. If you’re heading to another city on business then it can hook you into the LinkedIn network with relevant contacts taken care of even before you arrive. Buy into the subscription and you’ll receive flight alerts with suggested alternatives, global flight schedules for virtually any route and comprehensive travel directory for airlines, hotel chains and car rental services. Don’t leave home without it.

WorldMate Live

WorldMate LiveReg Rating 80%
Price Free/Subscription
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