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RIM Announces Free BlackBerry Travel App

February 15th, 2011

travel1 Research In Motion (RIM) announced BlackBerry Travel, a new App that provides BlackBerry smartphone users with an all-in-one integrated and contextual experience as they plan, book and manage their travels and itineraries while on the go.

“The BlackBerry Travel app is set to be the next must-have tool for travelers, offering convenient push notifications and seamless integration of travel itineraries, profiles, and flight status updates into the familiar BlackBerry Calendar,” said Jim Tobin, Senior Vice President, Software and Services at RIM. “We also think the BlackBerry Travel app represents a great opportunity for travel industry leaders to work with RIM to deliver enhanced services and better travel experiences for their customers, and new revenue opportunities for travel providers.”

Features include:

  • Stay informed on flight changes & cancellations.
  • Get seamless integration with emailed itineraries – the app automatically grabs your info.
  • Find the best places to eat and shop with Yelp®.
  • Quickly search & book hotels right from the app.
  • Get recommendations for items you may have forgotten or booked incorrectly.
  • Be prepared with 5-day weather forecasts & a currency converter.
  • Share your travel plans with friends, family & colleagues by email or on LinkedIn®.
    The BlackBerry Travel App was built in collaboration with WorldMate, a leader in mobile travel platforms. Currently, the BlackBerry Travel App is available as a beta download from the Test Center category on BlackBerry App World (www.blackberry.com/appworld) for BlackBerry smartphones running OS 5.0 or higher. For more information please visit www.blackberry.com/travel.

Bing Updated with Support for BlackBerry OS 6.0

January 21st, 2011

bing Microsoft just released an update to Bing with full support for BlackBerry smartphones running OS 6.0. And some new features have been added into the upgraded version:

  • Homepage Hotspots:
    If you have a little time to spend and want to explore the day’s image, point around it until you find a hotspot. Hidden in the image, hotspots are intended intrigue and inform you. If you look, you’ll find four of them every day. Each gives you a chance to find out more about the subject of the image.
  • Flight Status Instant Answer:
    Simply enter your flight number and Bing for mobile will provide you with the status at a glance.
  • Bing Image Search:
    Search for the perfect image on the go.  Bing Image Search provides you with gorgeously rendered images formatted for easy viewing on your phone.
  • “What’s Nearby”:
    Bing for Mobile has a smart experience for finding local listings like restaurants and attractions using your location to serve up “what’s nearby.”
    With this free App, you can make decisions and get the answers you need anywhere as long as you have your BlackBerry on hand. However, Bing is only available for 8520, 8530, 9000, 9330, 9530, 9550, 9630, 9650 & 9800 currently.