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We still have a few weeks before we see BlackBerry 10 devices launch from carriers in the US, and I imagine the will improve since we are seeing regular releases in BlackBerry World. The , the more I find having tons of apps doesn't matter as much as having a solid core platform, fast and functional web browser, and hardware that is enjoyable to use.
I looked at my iPhone 5, Lumia 920, and Galaxy Note II to see what apps I really use on a daily or every other day basis. I found that the BlackBerry Z10 has what I need, and with the efficient communications core, I am able to use it as my daily driver and am enjoying the experience.
The next ten screenshots of this gallery show my most used apps or web browser shortcuts on the BlackBerry Z10.
I travel quite a bit on Alaska Airlines, and even though there is not yet a dedicated application, the mobile optimized website works perfectly in the excellent browser of the Z10.
I bank with USAA, and they also have a very functional mobile website that works well on the Z10.
I cut the cable at home, so I rely on the local radio to enjoy my Sounders, Seahawks, and Mariners games. I also listen to four to six mobile-focused podcasts on a weekly basis. I found that the excellent Nobex application supports both of these functions, and is better than the applications I have seen on other platforms.
I don't carry printed maps, and rely on my smartphones to get me where I need to be. BlackBerry Maps doesn't yet have transit, walking, or biking maps, but I use GPS primarily to drive to places, and it works just fine for me.
My family loves to go to the movies, and the Flixster application is my favorite on all platforms.
BlackBerry's Remember application is integrated into the OS and provides easy syncing with Evernote. While I still want to see a full Evernote application, Remember works well for me to easily get notes onto my device and synced to the cloud.
I understand that Wunderlist is an Android ported application, but it has worked flawlessly for me on the Z10. I like Evernote for capturing thoughts and ideas, but Wunderlist is my cross-platform task manager.
YouVersion Bible is also an Android port, but it works well for me, and lets me access my content and complete my daily Bible reading and devotions.
Slacker Radio was just recently released for BlackBerry 10 and is one of my favorite cross-platform music-streaming services.
I just recently discovered Tweetings for Android and prefer it over my previous favorite client, Plume. I saw Tweetings recently appear on BB10 (it is an Android port) and so far, it works pretty well on my Z10.
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