Best Texting Apps for Your BlackBerry
The folks formerly known as Research In Motion have somehow done it. They have managed to save the BlackBerry legend from sinking into the deep ocean of the technology world, only to never be found again. Their latest release, the BlackBerry Z10 has made waves across Canada, UK and the Middle East.
And of course, BlackBerry users, new and old both, have come onto the mobile OS world as potential clients to satisfy. But more than hardware, as the BlackBerry Corp is beginning to realize, the innovation is to be found in the apps that Operating Systems offer. And texting apps seem to be the number one needs of all users across all platforms. With the help of texting apps users can contact individuals across platforms and save money on their texting plans. Though BlackBerry may not have a long and thrilling list of apps, they do indeed have some decent texting apps. If you are weary of BBM spy, then here are the best ones to get you started.
The world’s biggest text messaging service is also available for BlackBerry users and hence there is no reason why you shouldn’t have it. The launch may have come a little late to the BlackBerry 10, but the app allows full integration with BlackBerry contacts, instant push notifications even when the screen is locked and good speeds.
Imo is a free texting service and additionally also allows users to message their contacts on all major instant messaging networks as well. These include FaceBook, GTalk, Skype and even AIM. Users can sync their accounts with the apps and voila. You can make use of their photo and video sharing options for free too. However, you may have to spend some plan minutes if you want to indulge in voice calls.
This is another free app and allows users to text as well as call just about anyone anywhere. Friends and family are contacted with the help of their phone numbers. Its available in many countries and supports up to 12 languages. For fun, you can make use of their funny voice filters, animated emoticons and walkie-talkie settings. You can also engage in group chats, photo and video sharing.
This app is getting a lot of attention lately and good thing is its available for BlackBerry too. This app also allows users to contact and locate each other via telephone numbers. The app is free for contacting other Kik users. However it has some limitations, as users can only send out 100 texts a month but can thankfully receive unlimited number of texts when sending to mobile numbers. Also, there is no paid version through which you can avail unlimited texting.
The world definitely went though some changes when Skype was launched and facilitated free voice and video calling between users anywhere in the world. Skype for BlackBerry is a great messaging app as well, with Skype to Skype users being able to text each other easily on the platform.
Natalia David is a long-time fan of BlackBerry and writes reviews on tech trends, spy application as well as devices. She blogs for MobiStealth and can be contacted @NataliaDavid4.