Here's a look at the top apps that were downloaded from the BlackBerry App World for the year 2012.
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) continues to be a popular BlackBerry app. The BBM 7 version gives you the freedom to chat with your friends the way you want. Seamlessly switch from a BBM conversation to a BBM Voice chat and talk to your friends, virtually wherever they are in the world, for free.
WhatsApp Messenger utilises your existing Internet data plan to help you stay in touch with friends, colleagues and family. Even if you turn off your device or travel outside of coverage area, WhatsApp will save your messages offline and will retrieve them when network coverage is restored or device is turned back on.
Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones makes it even easier to connect with friends and share your news while you're on the go.
Google Talk for BlackBerry smartphones allows you to chat in virtual real time with your instant messaging IM contacts when and where you want to not just when you're in front of your computer.
Stay connected to the people, information and news you care about on Twitter.
BlackBerry Protect is a free application designed to keep your information secure if your BlackBerry smartphone goes missing. Once you download this app you can lock, locate or wipe your smartphone from wherever you are. You can also choose to have your crucial data backed up wirelessly and automatically.
Yahoo! Messenger allows you to chat in virtual real-time with your instant messaging IM contacts when and where you want to not just when you're in front of your computer.
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger allow users to appear offline to particular individual contacts, as well as to an entire category within Windows Live Messenger, while appearing online to other contacts.
Photo Studio for BlackBerry is utilized by both amateur and professional photographers who seek simple, but powerful image processing on-the-go.
Truecaller is worldwide name and number lookup service with Caller ID (see who is calling live), enabling you to match phone numbers to names, addresses, social networks, and even pictures, for FREE!