I don’t know how many of you enjoy playing board games or running relay races with friends, but sometimes you just need a stopwatch. While we were in high school, we could count on someone in our group having a stopwatch on their wristwatch. Now? Not so much. They have these fancy silver analog watches, which just aren’t conducive to time-keeping. Some are like me, who refuses to wear a watch because I can just pull out my BlackBerry to tell me the time. Thankfully, it can also act as a stopwatch. All it takes is an application. I really do wish there was some native client that could take care of it — after all, enough software comes preloaded on a BlackBerry that you assume they could add a program as simple as a stopwatch. Yet, we’re left with just third party applications. There are a ton of them, which I don’t think makes the choice any easier. A stopwatch is a stopwatch is a stopwatch, right? So now that we’ve determined that, let’s take a look. Over at the BBGeeks Store, you can find a few stopwatch applications. On the expensive side there’s Vorino Timer / Stopwatch, which runs $7.95. A cheaper alternative is the simple Stopwatch for BlackBerry, which checks in at a penny under three bucks. Or, you know, you could check out a free version. As with all freeware, there are no guarantees. Worth a shot, though, in my opinion.