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Top 10 BlackBerry Travel Apps

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Got a Blackberry? Well with Thanksgiving and Christmas almost upon us I’ve selected a group of ten top travel apps to ensure you arrive on time and in comfort, take a look at these…

All of these apps can be downloaded by heading to the Blackberry app store – here

DriveSafely

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This super safe application reads your text messages and emails out loud so you can concentrate on the road when you’re behind the wheel. Eliminate the temptation to reach for your phone by letting DriveSafe.ly read to you and automatically respond, ensuring that you never miss an email again whilst out on the road. This great application allows you to stay connected, it’s the answer to texting whilst driving.

Free

WiFiCaféSpots

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This app helps you find a Café or restaurant with a free WiFi hotspot. It lists more than 14,000 cafes and restaurants with free WiFi in Europe, the US, Canada and Australia so perfect for the keen traveller. The locations of these Cafés and restaurants are stored on your BlackBerry, so that you can find them even without internet access. It also uses in-built GPS to locate all cafes near your current location.

$3.99

Tube Map

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Tube Map is a fully functional London Underground application that not only allows you to scroll across the tube network, but provides you with live updates on tubes and stations. It will even calculate the best route between start and end stations and no network connection is required.

Free

XE Currency

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Convert 180+ currencies on-the-go with the XE Currency converter by XE.com. With live up-to-the-minute rates, this currency calculator is simple, powerful, and FREE!

Every World Currency
– Access all 180+ world currencies and precious metals.
– Monitor up to 10 currencies at a time.
– Easily switch your base currency.
– XE currency rates are trusted by millions of people.
– Brought to you by XE, the world’s favorite currency site.

Free

Localipedia

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Localipedia provides you with location based information – everywhere, everytime!

The location can be automatically detected via Cell or GPS. Of course, you can also enter any address manually. The results are then displayed in a list or on a map.

The connection to the mobile version of Wikipedia enables fast access to detailed background information for all places worldwide.

Free

Telmap Navigator – North America Edition

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TelMap navigator turns your BlackBerry smartphone into a fully featured SatNav GPS that stays with you wherever you go. TelMap provides in-car and pedestrian navigation, with updated scrolling maps that give you the best route. In addition, you can search to find local businesses and contact details. Even if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, just type in ‘pizza’ if you’re
hungry and it will show you a list of local restaurants.

$49.95

ATW FBO

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Visit Platinum Flight Center in Appleton, WI and experience why we are the choice FBO in the Midwest. We take pride in our prompt and friendly service while recognizing that safety, flexibility, value, and comfort are extremely important. Platinum Flight Center takes care of all your aviation needs from line service to customer service and crew amenities.

Free

iSpeedy – Flights

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Book your flights (domestic or international) with over 200 airlines.

View your current and future trips easily.

Sign into our website to edit your personal details, add credit card and frequent flyer numbers, add additional companions to keep that information at your fingertips when booking using your Blackberry.

Free

WorldMate

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WorldMate identifies your flight, hotel, and car rental confirmation emails on your BlackBerry and creates a single itinerary with all the details synched to your BlackBerry, as well as the www.worldmate.com website. Once you embark on your journey, WorldMate comes to life guiding you throughout your trip. You will receive pre-trip reminders with weather and flight info, a greeting when you land with directions to your hotel or meeting, and much more.

Free

MyAssist

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MyAssist is the premier mobile personal assistant service staffed by experts in everything from restaurant referrals to medical care and travel assistance. Call upon our services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – anywhere in the world, and we will help simplify your life. Our live personal assistants are always here to accommodate your needs. We keep you safe, secure and connected, wherever you happen to go.

Free

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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