My BlackBerry application hunting sort of ground to a halt about a month ago and nothing has come out since that looks like it would be useful or life enhancing. To be honest, the Curve has taken a back seat completely of late in terms of application useage as I have reverted back to a phone/pda combo, firstly with the TH55 and now with my revamped LifeDrive. I just cannot find suitable replacements for the likes of ListPro or Resco Neews for BlackBerry and whilst I am at it, why is there no onboard backup software available for it? I can't get used to not being able to backup on the go, I feel uncomfortablel running a phone that can only be backed up via the desktop mainly because I hardly ever hook the Curve up to my work PC or home mac. Must be some kind of system thing?
The only apps I use on a regular basis on the Curve are StockManager, the Media app (the camera is great), TwitterBerry now and again, Repligo, BerryWeather, PodTrapper (Podcast app) and that is about it. I sync the Curve Calendar to my GCal via GooSync (I think it is called that anyway) and use the inbuilt Task app for todo's. The only other 3rd party software I use are system enhancement stuff like QuickLaunch and Berry Popup. The latter, in my view, is the best email pre-viewer pop-up type application by a long shot.
Thing is, the Curve is just such a good phone and has such a great keyboard and camera that using it for email and text, which I use a lot, just seems very sensible. Plus it is so light, small compared to a Treo and the battery life is so good that I think it is a better bet than the iPhone although the latter trounces it when it comes to fun and gaming software. The only other phones I can see myself looking at in the mongths ahead are the Pre and next model iPhone, if it is smaller and lighter.