If you have a BlackBerry smartphone, RIM today released a new BlackBerry Travel app that can help you plan your trips, manage flights, book hotels and transportation and keep you connected with friends and family while traveling.
BlackBerry Travel is an all-in-one app for pre and during trip flight, hotel and local transportation management. You can check flight schedules, search and book hotels and local hotspots for dining, shopping and nightlife, and receive push notifications for flight reminders and alerts like cancellations. It has integration with Yelp for finding good places to eat or shop at, and has integration with weather forecast which comes very handy! The only weak spot in BlackBerry Travel is social networking. The BlackBerry Travel is integrated with LinkIn only, so if you need Facebook or Twitter, use separate apps.
To use the BlackBerry Travel app, you will need the following:
4000 KB of available application memory BlackBerry Internet Bundle browsing capabilities BlackBerry Device Software Version 5.0 or later
The BlackBerry Travel app is available as a beta download beginning today from the Test Center category on BlackBerry App World (www.blackberry.com/appworld) for BlackBerry smartphone users in North America, the UK and Spain.