The BlackBerry Partners Fund today announced the North American finalists in the third annual BlackBerry Partners Fund “Super Apps” Developer Challenge. Selected from across seven categories – Productivity, Fun & Games, Knowledge, Sharing, Navigate & Explore, Multi-media, and In the Know – the applications were judged on quality, user experience and how effectively they incorporate “Super App” characteristics, which take advantage of the BlackBerry Application Platform’s unique capabilities.

The North American Finalists are:

  • Dictionary and Thesaurus – Dictionary.com: The only free dictionary app for BlackBerry smartphones is from Dictionary.com. Their well-known reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com includes more than 500,000 words, definitions, and synonyms. The app also features phonetic and audio pronunciations, spelling suggestions and Dictionary.com’s popular Word of the Day that is enjoyed by millions of people.
  • Poynt: Poynt enables users to find businesses, retailers, restaurants, movies, gas prices (US only) and weather information. It uses GPS or cell-site location to quickly deliver the information users need, whenever and wherever they need it, right on their BlackBerry smartphone.
  • Vayyoo:  With Vayyoo® it has never been easier to capture and share life’s moments in one BlackBerry application. Whether users are out with friends, having fun on vacation, or witnessing breaking news, Vayyoo makes capturing and sharing moments simple by integrating the camera, location, email and many other BlackBerry smartphone features.

For your reference, today’s announcement of all 12 regional finalists is online at: http://www.blackberrypartnersfund.com/blogs/press/twelveregionalfinalistsselectedinblackberrypartner