Now Experience the exciting world of ‘Karbonn Smart Mail’

New Delhi and London, May 15, 2012: Karbonn Mobiles, an established name in the Indian mobile phone market which is known for its pioneering range of attractively priced multimedia phones, announces its association with EMOZE Ltd to integrate world class push mail facilities into its avant-garde Karbonn KT-21 Express. By assimilating the world leader in push mail technology EMOZE into its fold, Karbonn Mobiles revolutionizes the Indian mobile market with a first-of-its-kind integration of faster push mail services with its KT21 series phone, thus providing the feature of E-mail on the go to the discerning mobile users of the country.

Providing a vista for Karbonn users to send and receive mails real-time from their devices, the ‘Karbonn Smart Mail’ feature will allow users to work, send/receive emails offline on the move as well. By reducing battery consumption and cutting down on data charges, the push mail facility revolutionizes the way users access E-mails on the go while providing them a vista to integrate a range of email accounts like Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, GMail, Outlook Exchange, and POP3/IMAP, on their devices.

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WorldMate for iPad, The Ultimate Travel Companion

WorldMate for iPad, The Ultimate Travel Companion

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2012   /PRNewswire/   — WorldMate, the trip organizer and travel planning app with over 9 million users, announced today the launch of its WorldMate App for iPad. The app was built from the ground up to take full advantage of the Retina display and Multi-Touch capabilities of the new iPad.
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BlackBerry Travel App Launches Free Service for Indonesian Users

BlackBerry has rolled out its Travel App for Indonesian users, offering itinerary management, booking and local search for users.

Avid travelers who haven’t used the BlackBerry Travel app yet might want to check out the app out to plan, book, manage, and share travel activities. Travel planning, booking, itinerary management and push notifications are its key features that will turn one’s BlackBerry smartphone into an invaluable travel companion. An added benefit is that users can find deals and make reservations hotel accommodations and car rental options. The app can also be used to convert exchange rates, get weather information, search for local destinations, and arrange for limo services to and from the airport. BlackBerry Travel launched last week for Indonesia users and is free. Update:

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WorldMate Wins the Best Mobile Travel App Award at EyeForTravel

WorldMate Wins the Best Mobile Travel App Award at EyeForTravel

SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2012   /PRNewswire/   — WorldMate announced today that it won the Best Mobile Travel App Award on March 5th at EyeForTravel’s Social Media and Mobile Strategies for Travel 2012 conference.

WorldMate was nominated alongside the biggest brands in travel and several well-known startups. From that pool of nominees, four finalists were selected to present in front a panel of judges. “What put us over the top,” explains WorldMate’s CEO, Jean Tripier, “was our unique approach in building the contextual profiles of our users and then proactively serving them with personalized recommendations for hotel rooms and car rentals. The major implication for the travel industry is that WorldMate has disintermediated search.”

WorldMate’s patent pending TripCatch technology automatically recognizes travel confirmations as they arrive in the traveler’s smartphone’s email inbox. It then collates the flights, hotels, car rentals, and train reservations into a comprehensive travel itinerary, which serves as the basis for determining the traveler’s context. Over time, as WorldMate aggregates more itineraries from each of its users, that contextual profile of the traveler evolves to the point where WorldMate recognizes if a user is missing an accommodation and then recommends hotels that best match that traveler’s preferences while taking into account the specific logistics of his upcoming trip. The hotels and car rentals are booked in WorldMate with a few clicks of the button since the traveler’s payment details are also stored within his profile.

WorldMate’s recently launched Price Alerts service also won kudos from EyeForTravel’s panel of judges. This service automatically reviews every hotel reservation in WorldMate’s millions of itineraries and then sends a discounted offer to the traveler for the same room or presents a counter offer for a similar but less expensive hotel nearby. In the presentation to the judges, WorldMate revealed one example in which it saved a traveler $356 on a four night hotel stay.

The EyeForTravel Best Mobile App Award follows several other recent WorldMate honors including Google’s Editor’s Choice for travel apps in Android Market, Mobile Entertainment Forum’s Meffys award, and the Global Business Travel Associations’ Business Travel Innovation Award.

WorldMate for iPhone with Social Integration and Price Alerts

Social integration & price alerts

We admit it. Registering and logging into an app with an email address and password is a pain. The good news is that we’ve just integrated WorldMate 2.5 for iPhone with Facebook, so that you can now register and log-in to WorldMate with your Facebook credentials. It’s fast, easy, and no more “what was my password for this app?” again!

In keeping with the social theme, it’s now even easier to post your trip updates on Facebook. For those of you with iPhone OS5, you can tweet your travel adventures from WorldMate as your trip unfolds.

One last thing- Do you ever wonder if the hotel room you booked is really a good deal? With our new Price Alert service, we’ll put your mind at ease by notifying you if there’s a better price for that hotel room, a comparable hotel for a cheaper price, or if there’s a much better hotel for slightly more. In many cases, you can cancel your original booking without penalty and then re-book the better deal through us.

 

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WorldMate on Android with New Hotel Booking and Facebook Integration

Traveling keeps getting better and easier

WorldMate has done it again, making traveling better and easier. With new and improved travel services making travel easier and more enjoyable, we not only have the Android Market’s “Editors Choice” award, but we’re also an Android Market “Staff Picks”.

So, what’s new in 5.0?

Price Alerts: Did you get the best hotel deal? WorldMate now automatically helps you save with our Price Alerts service. No matter where you book from, we’ll let you know if you can get more for less. Save money on the same hotel, find a similar but cheaper, or upgrade to bigger and better for next to nothing!

Hotel Booking Revamped: We’ve upgraded our hotel booking service giving our users an incredible booking experience. You’ll enjoy our new user interface, which makes finding the perfect hotel a cinch. And for those of you bargain hunters, you can now get straight to the chase with our Deals button.

Express Booking: Do you hate the tedious process of entering your credit card details each time you book? Well, we now give you the option of storing those details with us, so that it’s a snap the next time you book on WorldMate.

Log in with Facebook: Loosing track of your Web or App accounts and passwords? Well you now have one less password to remember; just Log in with your Facebook credentials.

Facebook Status Updates: If you’re planning a trip or on route and running up those miles, update your Facebook friends directly from WorldMate. Keep your friends updated on your travel adventures by posting new travel status messages directly from your Trip’s screen.

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WorldMate Establishes Industry Leadership In 2011

January 17, 2012 San Francisco—Today WorldMate published its key usage statistics for 2011. “We have experienced phenomenal growth,” comments WorldMate’s CEO, Jean Tripier.  “Our users flew nearly 12 billion miles in 2011 and we have quadrupled the number of itineraries under our management. This effectively means that WorldMate is the largest mobile itinerary management platform today. Looking ahead to 2012 we expect our growth rate to accelerate as we have strong partners, a highly scalable platform, and many large prospects that need us to power their travel itinerary management solution.“

WorldMate shared the following data from the itineraries it managed in 2011 and the travel bookings made within the WorldMate apps:

Number of Registered Users on iPhone/Android/BlackBerry 3,001,771
Number of Itineraries Managed in 2011 4,225,414
Number of Miles Flown in 2011 11,954,647,500
Number of Hotel Room-Nights Managed in 2011 4,592,604
Percent of Hotels Booked (in App) within 1 day of Check-in 52%
Number of Car Rental-Days Managed in 2011 2,019,915
Percent of Car Rentals Booked (in App) within 1 day of Check-in 42%
Number of Meetings Managed in 2011 1,319,568

“We’re going to surprise a lot of pundits by the millions of itineraries we’re managing,” predicts WorldMate’s VP of Business Development, Ian Berman. “WorldMate is amassing these itineraries by quietly partnering on dozens of distribution deals with the dominant travel and mobile industry players around the world.”

WorldMate’s Head of Products, Amir Kirshenboim, provides insights into a key trend among WorldMate users, “Our data shows that travelers are fundamentally changing their last-second purchase behavior by shifting away from serendipitous ‘walk-ins’ and, instead, pulling out their smartphones to shop for a hotel room or car rental. Those travel companies that can ascertain the real-time context of a traveler and market the right room at the right moment will collect windfall profits. We’re harvesting our treasure trove of data to do exactly that.”

To learn more about WorldMate, download for free at:
WorldMate for Android: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.worldmate
WorldMate for iPhone: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id317823888?mt=8
BlackBerry Travel: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/25652?lang=en

WorldMate Upgrades Android Users With New Car Services

Calling All Android Users: You’ve Been Upgraded

Back in July, we launched the WorldMate for Android “Gold” premium services , and it has become one of the handful of apps to win the coveted “Editors Choice” designation from Android Market! Still, our team has been working overtime on major enhancements to the next iteration of WorldMate for Android—Version 4.0. We’re thrilled to announce its availability as of today! So, what’s new in 4.0?

Calendar Synchronization for Outlook, and Google/Android Calendar: Demand for this has been overwhelming—so here it is! Setup takes a minute or two and then all your flights/hotel/car rental reservations in WorldMate will automatically sync to your calendar.

Car Rentals: Renting a car by walking up to the rental counter at the airport is so 2010! With 4.0, you can reserve a car at hundreds of airports around the globe. Select from multiple car rental agencies including, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, and many more.

Limousine Reservations: Guess what? Limos aren’t just for celebrities or going to the Prom. The next time you’re thinking about that $85 taxi from the airport into New York City, check WorldMate for a much more comfortable town car at comparable prices. With our partner, GroundLink, we’re providing limo reservations to/from airports all over the world. Reservations are made with a simple click to call or, if you just don’t like talking to people much, you can reserve directly within the app. Try it on your next trip and be one of “those people” who have a driver waiting for them at baggage claim.

Improved Graphics: We’ve redesigned the main screen to accommodate the ever-growing number of services with in the app. You will also notice the enhanced mapping functionality- WorldMate now displays a uniquely labeled pinpoint for the airport, hotel, and meetings in your itinerary.

Advertisements: My father always told me, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” WorldMate is closing in on 9 million registered users, many of whom are free users. Until now, we’ve been ad-free, only serving promotions for our hotel booking service or to our travel insurance/limousine booking partners, etc. With 4.0, we’re introducing 3rd party banner advertising to generate a little cash to pay for everything the millions of free users enjoy today (and to keep our investors and accountants happy!). We hope that its not too intrusive and that maybe you’ll even click one or two of them. Of course, if you upgrade to the Gold version, those ads will magically disappear.

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Huawei Selects EMOZE as its Mobile Push Email Solution

Shenzhen and London – 30 August 2011: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider (“Huawei”) and EMOZE Ltd., a leading provider of push email solutions and technology (“EMOZE”), are pleased to announce the signing of a world-wide license agreement.

According to the agreement, Huawei will pre-embed the EMOZE push email solution on Huawei’s MediaTek, Qualcomm and Android handsets, and on Huawei’s Android tablet devices. EMOZE’s advanced push email solution will significantly enhance the user experience of Huawei’s devices providing superior performance and increasing efficiency of battery and data usage, while providing them real-time push connectivity.

Moshe Levy, CEO of EMOZE, said: “We are very proud to join Huawei’s distinguished list of partners. As a truly dominant leader in the telecoms industry, Huawei will provide the EMOZE push email solution to the global audience across a wide range of current and future devices.”