Editors' Note: The "Download Now" button will take you to Yelp's mobile site. If you are visiting this page from a BlackBerry, you can download from here. You can also download the app by visiting Yelp.com from your mobile browser.
Yelp's first version for BlackBerry is a basic first stab to get Yelp.com's core review-reading features on BlackBerry phones. The three-panel start screen lets you browse or search for listings, or access your recent searches. Eye-pleasing it is not, but it did successfully help us find a lunch spot, map it using Bing (movable) maps, and scan reviews for recommended entrees.
Yelp 1.0 for BlackBerry is read-only, with limited interaction from users. There's no way to write reviews, rate others' reviews, or e-mail a listing to a friend. However, the application is undoubtedly straightforward and easy to use, but those expecting to replicate the online experience on the phone will be disappointed.
The Blackberry Yelp app uses location aware technology to determine a user's current location and then allows you to search for nearby businesses, read reviews and access a moveable Bing map that enables you to easily zoom in/out of a location and redefine your search based on that geographic area. Yelp for Blackberry also works in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland - or everywhere Yelp is available.