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15 BlackBerry apps for SMBs

15 Sep 2010

“Traditionally limited by staff, size or - most commonly - funding, small businesses can now take advantage of the knowledge and professional advice available in BlackBerry App World including apps that expertly manage contacts, schedule and finances,” says the firm.

Here are a collection of apps that BlackBerry says are perfect for small businesses.

Don’t have a book keeper to manage business expenses from day-to-day?

Use Business Trip Expense Manager with its user friendly interface to enter and track expenses incurred by a business traveller.

Automatically track your mileage with VQ Mileage Tracker every time you drive your car and make it easy to submit an expense report.

Need to liaise with prospective partners and colleagues from all over the world?

BlackBerry Messenger enables you to keep in touch with colleagues, book meetings and share files. And best of it, it doesn’t cost anything!

Keep track of time with A Plus WorldClock Free Trial. A super fast, easy to use world clock app that supports up to 100 active clocks for timezones simultaneously with both time and date.

No Personal Assistant to manage your calendar and schedule?

With AddTo you can create Appointments, Task or Memos out of your emails & SMS in a single click on your BlackBerry!

Increase your productivity and combine your calendar, tasks and memos in the one place with mProductive. This great app intuitively helps you decide ‘what to leave and what to do’.

Increase the number of contacts in your BlackBerry address book with ease.

Stay organised with Gwabbit as it automatically scans incoming BlackBerry emails, finds contacts, and instantly transforms them into contact records within your address book.

Sort that stack of business cards by taking photos of the cards and let ProOnGo Business Card Reader

Be fully prepared for any interview or client meeting as LinkedIn helps you connect with over 70 million professionals worldwide.

Need help booking flights, coordinating your schedule and getting to meetings?

Book, manage and check-in for flights from your BlackBerry with Virgin Blue Check-Mate.

Use WorldMate as a personal travel assistant. This great app will automatically identify your flights, hotel, and car rental though confirmation emails and create a single itinerary with all the details synched to your BlackBerry.

Drive reads incoming communication aloud, allowing you to dictate and send messages and emails while your hands are safely on the wheel.

Need to share data with colleagues over a secure platform that doesn’t require you to be in the office?

MyFormsGenie allows you to customise and design your own application for BlackBerry as data can be created as XML, Excel, CSV or PDF format.

Have access to your data anytime, anywhere from any device, when SugarSync combines your secure online backup, file synchronisation, remote access, and file sharing into one simple solution.

Stay on top of the breaking news, business trends and industry coverage.

The Bloomberg Businessweek mobile application offers forward looking content, including the top global business news and market analysis.

All the above apps are available now from BlackBerry App World.

Yesterday Vodafone and Research In Motion (RIM) launched the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, which is dubbed the smallest BlackBerry yet.