BlackBerry Lists the Most Popular Apps in Kenya

Research In Motion (RIM), the makers of BlackBerry® solution, has today listed the top 20 most popular BlackBerry Apps in Kenya. The applications are available through the SmartPhone maker’s BlackBerry App World. The list shows just the domiannce of social media in the clients interaction with their handsets.

The 20 top most downloaded and used apps are;

  1. Facebook
  2. BlackBerry Messenger
  3. WhatsApp Messenger
  4. Hangman
  5. Dictionary and Thesaurus – Dictionary com
  6. DriveSafely
  7. Player For YouTube
  8. Chat for Facebook – Free Facebook Chat App
  9. TuneIn Radio
  10. Snaptu
  11. Caller ID Reader
  12. DriveCarefully
  13. FaceChat – Free Facebook Chat App
  14. Bible
  15. Who Is It – LED Light Alerts for Contacts
  16. Vlingo – Virtual Assistant
  17. Super Address Book – FREE
  18. Twitter
  19. Navita Sports
  20. Yahoo Messenger

With over 25,000 apps available through the BlackBerry App World, statistics from the handset maker shows that there are more than 3 Million apps downloads in every single day. The statistics were gathered in a period of One week after the recent introduction of App World in 27 other markets. The BlackBerry App World is now available in more than 101 markets

The trend is not different in other African countries which shows similar downloading trends with Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones and BBM in the top three slots. Worldwide, BlackBerry App World, Facebook for BlackBerry, BlackBerry Messenger, WhatsApp Messenger and Twitter for BlackBerry took the top 5 slots. The top global download during the review period was the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app.

The BlackBerry App World is available for all BlackBerry smartphones with a trackball, trackpad or touch screen running BlackBerry OS (device software) 4.5 or higher. You can download BlackBerry App World through your computer or directly from your smartphone by visiting or

Written by Robert

Respected Kenyan blogger, tech evangelist, and social justice activist. Robert is known for his hard-hitting articles and opinions disseminated through his Twitter handle @RobertAlai or Facebook page (

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