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Free BlackBerry Apps to Set Your Torch 9800 on Fire

Nine valuable, free BlackBerry apps that'll run on RIM's brand new BlackBerry Torch 9800 slider smartphone.

Torch 9800 Compatible Downloads

Although lots of quality BlackBerry apps are not yet available for RIM's latest and greatest, the following nine apps are all set for the BlackBerry Torch 9800. Best of all: You'll never have to open your wallet; all of these BlackBerry apps are free.

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Capture It

This great, free BlackBerry app lets you quickly grab screen shots from your RIM smartphone. Download Capture It via BlackBerry.

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Google (GOOG) Maps

Google Maps for BlackBerry is a treasure trove of valuable features and information packed into a single mobile app. Download Google Maps via BlackBerry.

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Flight Mode

Flight Mode for BlackBerry downloads all additional content needed to view "truncated" BlackBerry e-mail before you turn off your device for flight. Download Flight Mode from BlackBerry App World.

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Google Mobile Search App

Besides offering a less cluttered search-interface, Google Mobile App lets you search by your location for nearby results. And you can search via voice—no typing needed. Download Google Mobile App for BlackBerry.

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Tag Reader for BlackBerry

You know those funky, multicolor barcode-like "tags" popping up just about everywhere? Use Microsoft's (MSFT) free Tag Reader to snap a pic of the tag and get additional information on a given subject. Download Tag Reader via BlackBerry.

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bit.lify

There are plenty of URL-shortening services, but few are as easy to employ via BlackBerry as bit.ly, thanks to the free bit.lify BlackBerry app. Download bit.lify via BlackBerry.

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Foursquare for BlackBerry

Torch-owning fans of location-based social-networking service Foursquare will be glad to know the BlackBerry mobile app works like a charm. Download Foursquare via BlackBerry.

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Google Voice

Google's free mobile "dialer" for BlackBerry lets you place calls and send/receive SMS test messages via your Google Voice number and more. Download Google Voice via BlackBerry.

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