BlackBerry Travel, a new app that provides
BlackBerry smartphone users with an all-in-one integrated tool to
plan, book, manage and share travel activities is now available in
The BlackBerry Travel app offers convenient push
notifications and seamless integration of travel itineraries and
flight status updates into the familiar BlackBerry Calendar. When
a new booking confirmation or itinerary arrives in the user’s
email inbox, the BlackBerry Travel app is automatically updated
with the relevant itinerary 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 flight 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
• 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.
BlackBerry Travel app also features a web component that allows
users to book flights and car rentals, as well as print and
edit itineraries, from their computer.
The BlackBerry Travel app
is available as a beta download from the Test Center
category on BlackBerry App World.
It is free and works on select BlackBerry smartphones
running the BlackBerry 5 OS (Device Software) or higher. Phones
include the BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve, BlackBerry Storm and BlackBerry Torch.
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