RIM unleashes the BlackBerry Travel application
RIM stated that they would be announcing super apps this year at the Mobile World Congress. This is probably just the first of a few to come. The Travel application can also remind you of any upcoming trips that you have on your agenda. The app does this by checking your e-mails and your LinkedIn profile automatically.
Here are all the features that make BlackBerry Travel a super application:
-The ability to view/create/edit current & future itinerary items including flight, hotel and car rental.
-Automatic trip scanning will recognize the itineraries emailed to you and add them to the BlackBerry Travel application.
-Receive push notifications and alerts for your itineraries, such as flight reminders, flight/gate/terminal changes, flight cancellations and delays.
-Search and book hotels based on your scheduled destination or future locations, ranked by location, price, and quality.
-Search flight schedules by city, airport, and date.
-Search for local POIs such as dining, shopping and nightlife with map views, click-to-call and click-for-reviews.
-Update your LinkedIn status with your new location, share trip details with your contacts or search for contacts traveling to the same location.
-Track flights, check the current weather or use the currency converter in preparation for your upcoming trip.
So there you have it; BlackBerry Travel. Tell us what you think in the comments below.
1. Denio (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
I don't think that it will keep me back from buying an android or WP7 phone in the future.
So.. travel app will read my mails? After some time I will not even need to look at my phone at it will reply to my mails based on my preferences :) It will charge my bank account, remind me to work harder, blabla.. For some people this might be extremely useful but for me.
2. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
People complain BB doesnt do enough now its too much. Make up your friggin minds.
3. snowgator (Posts: 3015; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I like Blackberry. But I am not sold on them. I feel that Blackberry is a very imaginative company that kicks everyone's tails in what they do well. But they need to be competitive in a couple more areas to remain the power house they are now by appealing to the new smart phone buyers, like me, and not just remaining content to keep their current customers. Web browsing, graphics, app selection, and competitive high end devices are all "non-strengths" of Blackberry. The past two posts on news of Blackberry (this one and the one on Blackberry messenger updates) show that RIM is very forward thinking. So, why not address your shortcomings?