BlackBerry® Travel™, a new app that provides BlackBerry® smartphone users with an all-in-one integrated and contextual experience as they plan, book, manage and share travel activities quickly and easily, is now available in Kenya and Nigeria.
The BlackBerry Travel app offers convenient push notifications and seamless integration of travel itineraries, profiles, and flight status updates into the familiar BlackBerry Calendar. When a new booking confirmation or itinerary arrives in the user’s inbox, the BlackBerry Travel app is automatically updated with the relevant details, which makes travel planning and management easier than ever. With the BlackBerry push technology, the BlackBerry Travel app can keep users informed and in control of their itineraries by monitoring flight statuses and promptly providing notifications about changes to their travel information. The app can even identify potential omissions or scheduling concerns with the itineraries, such as missing accommodations or timing conflicts, and provide users with suggestions.
The BlackBerry Travel app also brings together tools that travelers need while planning on the go, including:
- Hotel booking Currency converters
- Weather forecasts
- Local search functionality
In addition, BlackBerry smartphone users can share their travel information with colleagues, friends and family over email or through LinkedIn®, directly from the BlackBerry Travel app. The LinkedIn integration allows users to search for people in their network who will be in the same city, send messages to contacts and update their status.
The BlackBerry Travel app also features a web portal that allows users to book flights and car rentals, as well as print and edit itineraries, from their computer.
The BlackBerry Travel app was built in collaboration with WorldMate, a leader in mobile travel platforms. WorldMate and RIM are working together with leaders in the travel industries such as Continental Airlines, Expedia Affiliate Network, Hilton Worldwide, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, United Airlines to provide BlackBerry Travel app users with an amazing mobile experience.
The BlackBerry Travel app will be available as a beta download today from the Test Center category on BlackBerry App World™ (www.blackberry.com/appworld). The app is free and works on select BlackBerry smartphones running the BlackBerry® 5 OS (Device Software) or higher.* For more information please visit www.blackberry.com/travel
* BlackBerry Travel is available at launch for the BlackBerry® Bold™, BlackBerry® Torch™, BlackBerry® Storm™ and BlackBerry® Curve™ series of smartphones.