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Super Bowl XLVI Essential Downloads

We’re getting ready at NoBo for Super Bowl XLVI as our beloved New England Patriots prepare to head to Indianapolis for the big game. Check our list of apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android (if available) to keep both the biggest fans and the reluctant viewer entertained for one of television’s most watched programs.

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NFL Mobile (Verizon customers only)

While its certainly disappointing the app is not available for all smart phone users, the official NFL Mobile app available in the iTunes store and the Android market for Verizon customers keeps the game in the palm of your hand. Catch this year’s Super Bowl streaming live on your fun, and stay up to date leading up to the game with the latest in NFL news and playoff coverage.

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ESPNBoston.com

For a one-stop shop for instant access to breaking local sports new, Boston sports fans must download the ESPN.com Boston app, available in both the iTunes store and the Android Market. The app has all the Boston teams information you need from both local writers and national bloggers for the site. With the app’s easy-to-use rotating carousel, flip seamlessly through the content that includes both local and national stories. Use the interactive scoreboard, stadium guides for all local professional teams, or check the schedules for your favorite teams. This app has it all, and its absolutely free.

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NESN Mobile

Yet another sports app that has a local twist, NESN Mobile provides the latest and most up to date sports news and video about the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, and Boston Celtics. While not my favorite coverage of the Patriots, the NESN app is also the perfect way to get ready for the upcoming Sox season. It is available in both the iTunes store and the Android market.

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FanFinder

For the NoBo residents looking to get out into their communities, use the Fan Finder app (available only for the iPhone) to locate sports bars where fans of your favorite teams are watching the games. Using your GPS position, simply select your Favorite Teams and ((shake)) the application to find out which sports bars near you cater to your taste in teams. With a database of thousands of sports bars and their team affiliations, the list is growing each and every day. Though its highly unlikely you’ll find a bar around the region that doesn’t cater to Boston fans exclusively. The app is free.

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The Essential Free Apps for the Super Bowl XLVESPN ScoreCenter

If you are a true sports fan, you already have this one, but this app is perfect for even the most casual fan. Never miss another goal, pitch, basket, try, touchdown or wicket. Whether you follow the NFL or any other professional sports, ScoreCenter offters the most comprehensive coverage out there. Make your own personalized scoreboards, get live game details,  in-game stats, boxscores, game summaries and standings. Create and follow your favorite teams, read up on breaking news and analysis, and watch just-cut video clips. All for free on both the iPhone and the Android!

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Super Ads: Super Bowl Commercials

This 99-cent app is available for the iPhone, and allows users to view this and previous years’ best Super Bowl commercials. The app currently features more than 100 commercials featured during the 2009-2011 games. Commercials from this year’s big game will be uploaded to the app following the Super Bowl Sunday. While not the most expensive application, most of the commercials will be available online for free, but this is certainly a great way to have an easy place to access the best. Be sure to check back to NoBo for a round-up of our favorites on the Monday following the game!

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The New England Patriots Official App

The official app of the New England Patriots gives fans instant access to the latest news, game details, and both on-demand and live video broadcasts straight to their smartphones. Check out the latest Patriots photos, browse the Patriots ProShop, or watch live video press conferences as they happen. The application is available in both the iTunes store and the Android Market.

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