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WorldMate 4.0 for BlackBerry Introduces TripCatch Email Integration

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WorldMate has gone version 4.0 and has added a new feature called TripCatch, an opt-in service that monitors a user’s BlackBerry inbox for travel confirmation emails and then automatically imports them into their WorldMate account. Skipping the manual step for users, TripCatch grabs confirmation for flights, hotels, rental cars and more, generating detailed trip itineraries. Ensuring privacy, TripCatch is certified with the Privacy Seal from TRUSTe so the only information accessed is explicitly allowed by the user.

With Tripcatch automation, confirmation emails for flights, hotels, rental cars and more generate detailed trip itineraries. The WorldMate service also includes flight alerts, calendar synchronization, and itinerary integration with mapping, navigation and LinkedIn contacts.

To download WorldMate 4.0 on your BlackBerry OTA, go to m.worldmate.com/worldmate4/ from your browser.

WorldMate Adds LinkedIn Functionality With New Version

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WorldMate is a great app we’ve written about before on BlackBerryCool. The app helps make travel easier by integrating your travel itenerary into your BlackBerry, and providing some additional helpful features around that itinerary.

In the latest update, WorldMate have added the ability to connect with your LinkedIn network, and share your travel and meeting itineraries. Users are also able to browse for nearby LinkedIn Connections, as well as get notified when LinkedIn Connections are in town upon arrival.

Grab a copy of the new WorldMate and LinkedIn app.

WorldMate Live goes 3.0 with new location aware features

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WorldMate Live is a must have application for any traveler. It takes the stress away from managing itineraries, converting currencies and staying on top of meetings while in a foreign country.

WorldMate Live 3.0 has just been released and they have added some great features to their essential travel tool.

WorldMate Live is a free application with premium services available to Gold level members. With the free membership, you get the WorldMate Live Outlook Add-In, WorldMate Live Website services including itinerary management, world clocks, weather, currency converter, and a world map.

One of the best new features includes location based services from Yelp. Now WoldMate can find you great restaurants, shopping venues and nightlife including ratings and reviews powered by Yelp.

Another feature with 3.0 includes the ability to automatically add rail bookings to your itineraries. This feature is great for those traveling Europe, as it’s the easiest way to travel between countries. Now you can forward your bookings on Amtrak, Eurostar, TheTrainLine and other popular long-distance rail providers and automatically have them added to your itinerary.

Purchase a year’s subscription of WorldMate Live 3.0 for $99.95 or on a free trial. If you’re already a Gold Member, upgrade now.

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.

WorldMate Live giving $100 rebates for hotel bookings (‘Cool Deals)

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Popular BlackBerry travel application WorldMate Live has been offering client-side hotel booking since August of this year. Since then, WorldMate must have noticed a drop off in use of this excellent feature due to the global recession, because they’re now going out of their way to put a little extra money in our pockets.

Starting today, from either your BlackBerry or desktop computer, all WorldMate Live hotel bookings are elibible for up to a $100 rebate, which is great for me because I never stay in a hotel that costs more than $20 anyways.

If you haven’t yet checked out WorldMate Live, now might be a good time to start. Watch the funny video above, and then point your browser to https://www.worldmatelive.com/.

BlackBerry Partners Fund Invests in buzzd, Digby and WorldMate

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Big news breaking from the always exciting crew over at the BlackBerry Partners Fund!

Following up a busy week where they announced the winners of the BBDC BlackBerry Developer Challenge (Poynt, Strands and BlackBerry Cool 15 winner Nobex) and made two on-the-spot offers to BlackBerry Cool 15 presenters Smrtguard and BeamBerry, the Partners Fund has announced investment in three more BlackBerry developers: buzzd, Digby, and WorldMate. Here’s a quick rundown of each developer and the investment amount:

    buzzd, a location-sensitive city guide and social network for mobile devices, has raised $3.2 million in a Series A Preferred Stock financing with BlackBerry Partners Fund, Greycroft Partners, Monitor Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.

    Digby, a leading mobile commerce service provider, has raised $5.5 million Series B Preferred Stock with the BlackBerry Partners Fund and existing shareholders.

    WorldMate, a company that has paved the way for mobile travel innovation and serves over one million frequent flyers and road warriors around the world, has raised $8 million in a Series C Preferred Stock financing with BlackBerry Partners Fund, Motorola Ventures and AMC Communications.

Congratulations to WorldMate, buzzd and Digby! You can read the full press release after the jump, with statements from key Partners Fund members and representatives of the respective development companies.

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