The Newest Mobile Poker Apps

Just can’t get enough poker? Looking for an easy way to practice in your downtime? Mobile poker apps have been coming out by the dozens, but – as with actual poker rooms – some are notably better than others. Which mobile apps are worth your time? Below we’ve compiled a quick guide to some of the newest poker apps on the market.

Earlier this week, Magmic released their much anticipated Texas Hold’em King (THK) app for BlackBerry. THK is free and fresh out of beta testing. THK’s most notable claim is that it’s currently the fastest poker app available to BlackBerry users. Unfortunately, early user reviews have consistently implied that the app’s server is unreliable. Many players have reported frequent lag and time outs while others haven’t even been able to establish a connection. Until the connection kinks have been straightened out, we recommend this application only for users with a wifi connection.

Zynga, a company that up until now was primarily known for its wildly popular FarmVille Facebook game, is now hoping to trigger the same infectious response in Android users. Their first entry into the mobile app market? Zynga Poker. Unbeknownst to many virtual farmers, Zynga Poker was actually the company’s first Facebook game. Zynga Poker was originally launched in 2007 and has experienced its own fair share of success with six million Facebookers partaking in their poker game every day. Zynga is hoping to expand on that success with the new Zynga Poker Android app, due out this winter.

Zynga isn’t the only game maker pursuing the growing Android market, though. The good people at Full Tilt got a head start with this month’s release of their newest app, Rush Poker. While portions of Full Tilt’s poker room are already accessible to players using a flash-enabled phone, the new Rush Poker app allows mobile users to enjoy the site’s increasingly popular rush tables where you’ll play every hand at a different table. While you can’t make deposits to your account via the new Android app, players with a pre-existing balance can still sit at cash games.

Finally, for any iPhone users that are feeling left out, we offer up World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend. It’s an attractive piece of programming that allows players not only to compete live with their friends but with Hold’em Legend players around the world. You can even earn bragging rights by topping the real-time Game Center leaderboards. Get your first 22,000 chips for $1.99.

If playing via your mobile doesn’t satisfy your poker craving, and you find yourself looking for some live cash action in a strange town, then PokerLifeLine’s newest app may be your solution. They just released a free BlackBerry app called the Pocket Casino Guide. The guide uses your phone’s built-in GPS to find the ideal poker room, casino or race track in the surrounding area using 50 different items of criteria.

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