This nifty translator can help you make sense of up to 50 languages, converting texts in a matter of seconds. I tested it in French, Spanish, Catalan and Bulgarian and the results are certainly useable, with translations of the more popularly spoken European languages being pretty close to the gist of what I was trying to convey. It translates from e-mails, SMS messages, web pages or by simply typing. It will even speak back your translation, however, this feature takes a while and only supports a handful of European languages. Yet for tongue-tied traveller, having the Navita translator to hand means you won’t feel quite so lost whether abroad, at a business briefing or just checking an exotic restaurant menu. If you tire of the annoying ads at the bottom of the screen you can pay to get rid of them for a year for about a fiver.
With BlackBerry’s so prevalent in business, this app is one stop shop for all your finance related dealings at work or for your own private portfolio. It includes realtime content delivered direct from CNN Money’s news feed. Breaking news, along with pricing, trading, stock quotes and tracking can all be shown. It’s free and easy to personalise using ‘My Stocks’, which will track progress and even send out alerts regarding market updates. If you want to share articles appearing on CNN Money, they can easily forwarded thanks to this apps e-mail and Uber Twitter integration.
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I think IM+ is £30 to buy for my Blackberry, but only £3.50 on my friends iPhone.
Luckily I just downloaded Nimbuzz instead, but £30 for an IM application (Skype, Win Live, Google talk etc) is madness.
Had the same thought
Then realised that most apps would probably get expensed - hence pricing.
High Cost of Blackberry Apps
Has anyone else noticed the exorbitant prices of apps on the blackberry compared to the iPhone? I appreciate that costs of development are higher on the Blackberry, but seriously some of the crappy apps that would be free on an iPhone are being charged nearly a tenner (and above!) on a blackberry.
Poynt -search near your location
Dilbert - Its free on Blackberry, £2.39 on iphone!
Forward Reply and Edit - Yes it should have been part of the OS, but its free!
Tube Buddy - Tube Map is great, but can never get the live departure info to work with that and BES. Tube Buddy works great.
Google Maps - Works much better than the inbuilt maps application
RSA SecurID - No more carrying around a jailers keyring full of hardware tokens.
Kayak - Nice app for searching for travel
Mailminder - Rules based processing of email (just like your Outlook/Notes rules)
BeamExplorer - good little file manager
GPSLogger - Create .kml and upload to Google Maps. Track runs, hikes, etc. Or just find your car in the carpark!
Opera Mini - About a million times better than the inbuilt browser
MidpSSH - Handy for SSH'ing into the servers late at night. Works through BES proxy.
QuickPull - Because having to pull the battery out to reset is just plain crazy.
Role Call Tasks Lite - A great little task manager
Role Call Reminders Lite - Turn emails into ToDo's just like you do in Outlook/Notes.
Now I need to go test some of the ones I don't have in the other posts. :)