Palo Alto, CA, February 14, 2011 – WorldMate Inc., the industry leader in mobile travel services, announced today that it has worked with Research In Motion (RIM) to bring the power of the WorldMate travel platform to the new BlackBerry® Travel app.
“WorldMate continues to expand its technology and deep travel and mobile expertise to better serve the traveler, and our collaboration with RIM allows us to bring the convenience of mobile travel services to the world,” said Jean Tripier, CEO of WorldMate. “The BlackBerry Travel app represents the most sophisticated end user experience in functionality, automation and polish, making it easier than ever to manage all aspects of your travel from your smartphone. As such it marks a new era for mobile travel.”
Existing WorldMate for BlackBerry smartphone customers can immediately begin using the new BlackBerry Travel app at no cost. Simply download the BlackBerry Travel app to start taking advantage of a new, more powerful travel experience. This new application makes WorldMate’s technology always available to travelers and gives them more control of their itineraries and overall travel experience than ever before.
“We are really excited to bring this level of quality to the BlackBerry platform with WorldMate,” said Jean Tripier, CEO of WorldMate. “Our users demanded an BlackBerry version and we were happy to provide the experience for them and all BlackBerry users, at a level previously unknown to that mobile platform. WorldMate is devoted to lessening the pains of travel, and now an entirely new segment of smart phone users can benefit from our personal travel service.”
“With BlackBerry Travel, users are getting a powerful travel app that presents information quickly, simply and elegantly,” said Tyler Lessard, Vice President, Global Alliances and Developer Relations at Research In Motion. “We’re thrilled to team with WorldMate to bring the mobile travel experience to the next level.”
The BlackBerry Travel App is available in beta for download from the Test Center on BlackBerry App World™ (www.blackberry.com/appworld).