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WorldMate and RIM Partner for the BlackBerry Travel App


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Both WorldMate and RIM let us know about a new partnership to create the BlackBerry Travel app. In an email from WorldMate, the company states: “WorldMate and BlackBerry have partnered to evolve your travel experience with the new BlackBerry Travel app – available now in US, Canada, UK and Spain. More countries & languages will be available throughout 2011.”

The app is an all-in-one travel service that allows you to search for travel options; plan and manage flight itineraries; book hotels, transportation and other activities; and tap into your social networks by connecting with friends and family while traveling. Features include:
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WorldMate Partners with American Express Business Travel


WorldMate have announced they are teaming up with American Express Business Travel to add WorldMate’s mobile technology to their overall mobile platform for clients. WorldMate’s travel planning application will complement Amex’s current mobile offering for customers on BlackBerry. Now American Express Business Travel users will be have access to:

• Automatic itinerary synchronization
• Pop-up flight alerts accompanied by suggested alternative flights when necessary
• Calendar synchronization to add business meetings into the itinerary
• Sharing of itineraries with colleagues and business contacts
• Itinerary integration with third party mapping and navigation application
• Social networking tools allowing travelers to locate and connect with colleagues
• One-click access to American Express Business travel counselors

American Express Business Travel is currently piloting the program with clients and the full commercial rollout is planned for later this year.

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WorldMate Adds LinkedIn Functionality With New Version



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.

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WorldMate Live goes 3.0 with new location aware features



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.

The Top 10 BlackBerry apps for summer travel


@ASacco put up a piece yesterday highlighting his 10 favorite apps for summer travel. The list is a nice roundup of some of the software you’ll need to stay organized, entertained and generally have a great summer.

Pandora for BlackBerry – Free

Pandora is a free streaming radio app for BlackBerry that lets you create stations based on artists, songs or composers of your choice. The app will learn from your tastes and offer suggestions you’re sure to like.

TeleNav Navigator – Free 30 day trial

TelevNav is a great solution for those looking to use their GPS-enabled BlackBerry for driving navigation.

Viigo – Free

Viigo is the ultimate content aggregator. With new modules being added constantly, Viigo maximizes the power of RSS to bring everything into one place. News, weather, audio streaming, social networks etc. can all be found in one place.

TweetGenius – Currently unavailable [BlackBerry Cool recommends TwitterBerry – Free]

TwitterBerry is a great free Twitter app for BlackBerry that has a clean UI and all the functionality your average Twitter user needs.

Movies by Flixster – Free on App World

Movies by Flixster gives you access to all your movie needs. Get info about current films, show times, reviews, cast and run-time info, upcoming attractions, new DVD releases and more.

Movela: Netflix Queue Manager – $2.99 on App World

Are you a big Netflix user? Movela helps you organize your account so you can have all your favorite movies ready for you when vacation time starts. Movela even gives recommendations for movies you might like.

WorldMate Live – $99.95 yearly subscription

WorldMate Live is a great way to stay organized while you travel. The app organizes and stores itineraries, including flight and airline info, hotel reservations, car rentals, meeting locales and much more.

Poynt – Free

Poynt is one of the best LBS apps available for BlackBerry. The app gives you access to a white pages search, movie theater listings and ticket purchasing, businesses and the app will soon come with a restaurant finder powered by Open Table.

Shazam – Free in App World

Shazam will help you figure out what music you’re listening to with an innovative “tag” system. Play the song from your computer, stereo etc. and Shazam will tell you what you’re listening to and how to buy it.

Ka-Glom – Free in App World

If you like the “connect four” style games, you’ll love Ka-Glom. It’s sort of like Tetris gone crazy. Try it out and you will surely be addicted!



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


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/.