BlackBerry Apps for News and Sports Updates

BlackBerry Apps for News and Sports Updates

Your BlackBerry device makes it super easy to keep up with the latest news, whether you want to know about world events or the latest sports scores. These apps give you the best and brightest online news as seen on your BlackBerry device.

AP Mobile
free
Associated Press (AP) stories form the basis for most of the news you read in newspapers. AP Mobile’s rapidly changing consultation on your BlackBerry device is also a way to stay up-to-date.
When you launch AP Mobile for the first time, it asks you for your local zip code, and from that, finds the nearest major newspaper that has its own website; If there is more than one member in the AP, the task will be performed by a computer somewhere.
Changing the zip code to select a different city is useful if you want to follow local news from afar, or if you’re traveling and want to know the headlines from where you and your app are.
CNN Money
free
The CNNMoney app is a custom smartphone invention that combines some features from the CNN newsroom and its affiliate magazines Fortune and Money. CNNMoney is very well designed, presents a great deal of information on a small screen, and is clear and easy to navigate.
There’s an impressive array of customization options: you can turn the display of market indexes on or off and do the same for sections, including the latest news, company reports, real estate, small business, technology, and personal finance. There are also portals for articles and columns from Money and Fortune magazines.

New York times
free
New York Times Mobile, in its BlackBerry version, takes the online newspaper one step further: it recasts the front page into a list of clickable headlines and reformats the stories themselves into easy-to-read excerpts.
The Times announced plans to charge some sort of subscription fee to the newspaper. The mobile version includes the full text of most stories. Special features include blogs that are limited to online versions.
Globe and Mail
free
With the advent of the internet and then the spread of smartphones, it was only natural that the Globe and Mail (Canada’s national newspaper) would arrive on the web and then on BlackBerry. What you get is very Canadian: solid and simple with a nice sense of humor. There is a great deal of news about politics and events in Canada, but the international coverage is also top notch.
Navita Sports
free
Navita Sports, from Navita Software, is a work in progress, but it does one thing in particular well: provide easy-to-read and well-organized information about the sport. To be precise, this Brazilian company launched its product with the sports that get special attention in its part of the world: Formula 1 car racing, professional football (what Americans call “soccer”) and professional tennis.
Play times depend on your local time zone, and interfaces are available in English, Portuguese and Spanish in the first version. The free version comes with an ad banner at the bottom. For a small annual fee you can turn off advertising.

Sports Illustrated
Free
For more than half a century, Sports Illustrated has been the publication of record for sports fans. The app includes shortened versions of the think pieces and columns that run in the magazine, along with a sampling of photos. And it blends in some up-to-the-second information: scores of major sporting events while they occur, updated statistics and standings for leagues, and breaking news in the world of sports.
You can personalize your front page, and you can choose whether the app stays active in the background, grabbing scores and headlines from the Web; the alternative is for the app to update itself only when you open it up on your BlackBerry.

TIME
Free
The mobile version of TIME magazine offers the chance to browse through color photos and special sections, including weekly lists of things you need to know. It includes many of the news articles, analysis pieces, and columns from the print version, and it also adds current headlines, updates, and blogs.
When you add this app to your phone, you receive updates automatically, and you can read them even when you’re not communicating with the Web. And it has a bit of style: The hallmark red border of the print magazine lives on as an accent above the mobile version’s front page.