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Top 5 summer travel apps in BlackBerry App World

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As we enter into summer and all start gearing up for vacations, I wanted to point out some helpful BlackBerry apps for the summer traveler. These applications are all available in BlackBerry App World.

Trapster

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is drive with all the windows down and enjoy the breeze. Trapster notifies you when you’re approaching speed traps, red light cameras and speed cameras, so you can drive worry-free.

Download Trapster FREE for your BlackBerry.

Transclick

Transclick provides a translation service to help you with any language barriers you may come across. There are also several dictionaries to choose from on App World, once you get a hang of the local language.

Purchase Transclick for $5.00.

TeleNav

TeleNav is a convenient GPS app that gives you driving directions as well as restaurant, hotel, ATM and WiFi hospot locations.

Try TeleNav free for a 30-day trial.

WorldMate Live

WorldMate can help you stay organized and connected so that you’ll save your business money as well as keep you focused on the important things while leaving the legwork to WorldMate.

Purchase a yearly subscription to WoldMate Live for $99.95.

Travel Genius

Travel Genius pro-sumer app that functions as an LBS search tool. Travel Genius helps you quickly find and get to the places or services you need when you are out and about.

Purchase Travel Genius on App World for $2.99.

Comment and let us know if you’ve tried any apps that would be good for a summer traveler.

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CES 2009: TeleNav GPS Navigator for the BlackBerry Storm hands-on!

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A lot of BlackBerry Storm users are still waiting for Storm versions of their favorite BlackBerry software, and TeleNav GPS Navigator is no exception. Nan Palmero spent some time with the fine folks at TeleNav during CES 2009 checking out their new version for the BlackBerry Storm. In addition to the video above, TeleNav’s Mary Beth Lowell goes deeper into GPS Navigator’s functionality after the jump. Check out both videos and tell us what you think!

Continue reading ‘CES 2009: TeleNav GPS Navigator for the BlackBerry Storm hands-on!’

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TeleNav GPS Navigator launches for BlackBerry Storm

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New BlackBerry Storm users looking for software can take heart, as TeleNav has put a late Christmas present in your stocking with TeleNav GPS Navigator for Verizon Wireless subscribers. Here’s a quick look at what users can expect from TeleNav GPS Navigator:

    * Full-color 3D moving maps
    * Voice and on-screen directions
    * Speech recognition (optional for address entry)
    * Traffic alerts with one-click rerouting and an on-screen ETA
    * 10 million business listings
    * Gas price listings
    * Wi-Fi hotspot finder
    * Pedestrian mode so you can use it while walking around town
    * My TeleNav online preplanning

TeleNav is obviously up against the entrenched competition of Verizon Navigator on the BlackBerry Storm, so they’ve decided to sweeten the pot with a free 30-day trial. TeleNav GPS Navigator is regularly $9.99/month for unlimited use. You can find more information about the free trial at the link below.

TeleNav GPS Navigator

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BlackBerry Cool Podcast: TeleNav Track

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TeleNav, most prominently known for their navigation services, have branched into commercial GPS tracking to help enterprises keep tabs on assets, remote workers and vehicles. Their experience with the consumer market has certainly helped them with their latest TeleNav Track product, but have met plenty of new challenges here. We take some time with Sal Dhanani from TeleNav to talk shop about GPS and enterprise.

Read a snippet of our talk with TeleNav after the jump!

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BlackBerry Cool Best of WES: People’s Choice Winners

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BlackBerry Cool Best of WES People\'s Choic Winners

We’ve tallied all the votes, and we’re now ready to announce the winners of BlackBerry Cool’s First Annual Best of WES: People’s Choice Contest. Reader participation is a huge deal here at BBCool HQ, so we were touched to see so many people voting for their favorite BlackBerry products and services. One of the most startling aspects of the contest was seeing just how close the voting was in many of the categories — you guys really like a lot of different things! To that end, we’re going to post the top three favorites in every category.

Thanks to everyone who voted!

Consumer
1st - Viigo - Viigo
2nd - Unify4Life - Unify4Life
3rd - Zumobi – Zumobi

Click here to see the rest of the winners!

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WES Exhibitor Spotlight: TeleNav

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TeleNav is a leader in mobile GPS needs. They were the company behind AT&T’s GPS offering, and were chosen as one of Pinstack’s Five Star picks. TeleNav GPS Navigator offers everything you’d expect from a GPS suite: directions, both written and spoken, points of interest, traffic warnings, and more. You can preview routes before you set out, and if you miss a turn the software will automatically create a new one to get you back on track. It also offers 2D and 3D maps and a bunch of customization options. Considering the growing popularity of GPS in BlackBerrys, they should have some very nice demos on display at WES.

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AT&T launches AT&T Navigator

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AT&T has teamed up with TeleNav to launch a branded GPS service on a wide range of smartphones. It comes with everything you’ve come to expect from a GPS suite: written and spoken direction, access to points of interest, even gas prices and traffic information. Uniquely to BlackBerrys, speech recognition is also available, allowing you speak the name of a business or address for turn-by-turn directions. The whole thing comes with a $9.99/month price tag, and is available on the 8310, 8800 and 8820. They’ll be demoing the whole deal in booth #3428 at CTIA, so give us some impressions if you get a chance to check it out.

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T-Mobile launches TeleNav GPS Navigator in the UK

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T-Mobile has announced that they have launched TeleNav GPS Navigator in the UK, the first operator in that area to do so. Chosen as one of the Five Star picks by the BlackBerry forum Pinstack last year, TeleNav has a ton of features for the mobile user on the go. Users can key in their destination or preplan it on the TeleNav website, and the software will give turn-by-turn directions either via voice or on-screen. It also features full 3D maps, a business locator, waypoints, and even a pedestrian mode for planning out long walks.

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LBS takes chunk of the mobile app pie

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A recent report from Telephia is claiming that location-based services claim a whooping 51% of $118-million worth of mobile applications. A big factor in this is that LBS is by far the most expensive mobile app, being 180% higher than the average price for weather, sports, wallpapers/pictures, music, maps/directions, and personal organization tools. This markup easily makes up for the low 5% adoption rate (versus 7-13% elsewhere). Leading the way is Networks in Motion, who deal directly with carriers for distribution, with 27% market share followed distantly by TeleNav with 15%. We talked with the guys from Tele Atlas not too long ago, who had plenty of input on the growth of LBS and GPS in BlackBerrys.

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AT&T’s BlackBerry 8820 hits the warehouses

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BlackBerry 8820BGR has recieved word that the BlackBerry 8820 is now being stockpiled, and ready to ship to stores that run out of BlackBerry 8800s. This will be a slow-rolling release, rather than shipping off to all stores at once, apparently with the goal of running the 8800s dry and fully replacing them in stores with the new Wi-Fi model. With that said, and September 15th. still the rumored release date, you might end up seeing these on shelves sooner or later depending on your retailer’s stock situation. This also means we’ll sooner be able to see if AT&T is pulling a Verizon and keeping the GPS for TeleNav only. Price is rumored to be around $299 on a two-year plan. There’s also a bit in BGR’s leaked docs that references the BlackBerry Stealth, which was the BlackBerry 8100’s codename back in the day. Speculation points to this as the BlackBerry 8130 (CDMA, Pearl 1.5ish) or the Pearl 2 (GSM, potentially wicked), but all this really tells us is that whatever it is, you can’t buy insurance for it.

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