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For BlackBerry users in Nigeria, Social networking and instant messaging apps were by far their most frequently used apps. This is according to a non-scientific survey we conducted on our Facebook fan page in December, 2011 where we asked mobile users of different platforms to list 3 of their most frequently used apps. While, the competition was respectable between Social networking/IM apps and mobile browser apps on other platforms, users of Blackberry phones were a lot more pro social with social/IM apps having 79.9% popularity, leaving browsers with just 10.8%.

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This may not come as a surprise since a lot of people who talk about BlackBerry often emphasis the BlackBerry Messenger, which is an Instant messaging/social networking app. The surprise from the result of the survey is that more respondents used the Facebook app more often than the BlackBerry messenger.

BlackBerry was also the only platform were the Twitter app had a good showing finishing as the third most popular app for BlackBerry subscribers in Nigeria.

Top 5 mobile apps for BlackBerry

The survey asked mobile subscribers using the following platforms to list their 3 most frequently used apps: BlackBerry, Android, Symbian, and Series 40. Here are the 5 most frequently used apps for BlackBerry subscribers.

  • Facebook (32.4%)
  • BlackBerry Messenger (29.7%)
  • Twitter (14.9%)
  • BlackBerry Browser (5.4%)
  • Opera Browsers (4%)

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Social Networking & IM Tops App usage for BlackBerry was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 13th, 2019
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Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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