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BlackBerry mobiles have earned a well-deserved reputation for being some of the most complete, versatile, and efficient productivity tools available on the market today. And this is the reason why they continue to be favorites of mobile professionals and business executives around the world. BlackBerry mobile phones essentially serve as the Swiss Army Knives of the modern workforce, offering users the ability to multitask from one device. As BlackBerry App World continues to grow, users enjoy easy access to thousands of applications that make their work easier and more efficient. Here are some top picks to increase business productivity on your smartphone.

Evernote

Evernote is among the most used cross-platform note-taking apps and has already won a few accolades. Evernote lets you create a to-do list, save Twitter updates, take down virtual notes and upload files. The app can also be used for jotting down important details while in a meeting, automatically syncing them to other devices. You can also take photos of business cards and quickly save them to your account.

File Manager Pro

This app gives you the ability to send huge files through your mobile phone by zipping them first – you can also zip and unzip documents received via email.  File Manager Pro acts helps to organize your smartphone and includes a text editor that lets you view and edit text files. Developed by Terra Mobility, File Manager Pro boasts a straightforward navigation system that makes incredibly user-friendly.

AlertMatrix

For professionals who find themselves constantly besieged by unwanted text messages or phone calls, AlertMatrix is the answer. This app gives users the ability to prioritize certain senders based on their email addresses or phone numbers. You will only be alerted when you have important messages from a family member or client. The app also lets you assign different ringtones and alerts to different people, so that you know who exactly is calling. When used optimally, AlertMatrix can manage all you BlackBerry phone’s incoming calls and messages, filtering them out based on your criteria and creating a special priority inbox, free from time-wasters.

BigTinCan FaceCall

BigTinCan is a famous Australian ‘call back’ provider that allows you to make calls on their VoIP servers via your phone network. This makes for long distance calls at affordable prices. The BigTinCan FaceCall app lets you call or text users by simply clicking on their photos. The app also syncs with your Twitter account to provide your social network with real time information about the people you are messaging and calling.

ScanR

Are you the type of person who is always on the go? Transform your BlackBerry smartphone into a full-fledged scanner by installing the ScanR app. This will let you convert books, notes, papers and business cards into PDF documents, faxes or text files. ScanR can also send scanned documents as faxes to colleagues, friends and co-workers.

BlackBerry has been investing in the Indian market for a while now. The investment has proved more successful than its major rivals and one that has increasingly solidified in recent times. In the face of rising concerns over national security in India, recent years have seen the Indian government contemplate a temporary ban of the handsets in order to push RIM to give access to encrypted services to the government, a request the firm has made clear it could not satisfy. The importance of BlackBerry for India was underlined when the government dropped all possibilities for a ban, and rather focused its efforts on tackling the issue on an industry-wide level.

BlackBerry’s success in India thus far has much turned the wheels of a growing market, making India one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the world. Especially popular is the BlackBerry Messenger instant-messaging service (BBM), which works well on all networks available. The popularity of the smartphone has created a virtual community of BlackBerry users in India, attracting more and more people, as those who look for handsets prefer to have the same as their friends and then join to this growing connected community. BlackBerry has helped to nurture this community through services like BBM.

The firm now seeks to capitalize on India’s fertile grounds even more through a holistic strategy by bringing in new touch phones and apps specifically designed for India, new competitive price plans and new products and solutions suitable for the country. RIM India also plans to focus on the large SME market in the country, bringing enterprise solutions to answer the unique needs of this particular segment. Sunil Dutt, the managing director of RIM India, said that shipments of mobile phones are predicted to grow at approximately 70% a year until 2015.

In addition, the firm has just recently launched action starts here, an Indian-based campaign currently ongoing until the 30th of September and that will allow 20 participants to win a Blackberry Bold 9900 smartphone, Torch 9810 smartphone, or Curve 9320 smartphone. At the core of the campaign is a competition that requires all participants to use Facebook in the most strategic way possible to build a supporting community and earn points. To participate in the contest, users must be residents of India. They will need to visit the relevant Facebook page for the contest, set a goal and make a pledge in one of the choices given; leading them to take what is called a BlackBerry action. Participants can then invite friends to gain support of their action, earning points by doing so, the aim being to earn as many points as possible. BlackBerry’s initiative will help the firm create a stronger presence in the Indian market, while motivating Indian residents to build further links with their communities.