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Lighten Up Your Travel

Remember in the past you had to make a choice between traveling light or balancing a million travel gadgets that would make your travel easier? Now new travel applications allow you to load all that information onto your BlackBerry® smartphone, turning it into your personal travel news source. There’s even more benefit if your BlackBerry smartphone includes GPS or Wi-Fi® capabilities. So now you can be both lightweight and travel savvy—here are a few applications to get you started.

WorldMate Live:
WorldMate Live

Rushing through O’Hare to catch a connecting flight? With WorldMate Live for your BlackBerry smartphone, you’ll know whether to walk, run or scope out the best seat. Find the information you need to know – from flight help to currency conversion, WorldMate Live is the key to stress-free travel.

Download WorldMate Live for free!

Zagat To Go:
WorldMate Live

Want to find the most authentic food a city has to offer? Checking out the hottest ticket in town? Whatever your appetite or budget, ZAGAT TO GO is your guide to the best places to eat, drink and play – in 70+ cities worldwide. Black tie or blue jeans – whatever your style ZAGAT TO GO can take you there.

Get a free trial of ZAGAT TO GO!

BEIKS Dictionaries and Translators for BlackBerry:
WorldMate Live

How do you say "which way to the Colosseum" in Italian? Find out with BEIKS' Dictionaries and Translators for your BlackBerry smartphone. With your personal travel phrase book you can practice French, Italian, Turkish, Japanese and more. And with features like audio pronunciation, you'll never get lost in translation.

Get a free trial of Dictionaries and Translators for BlackBerry!

Garmin Mobile:
WorldMate Live

Roads change. Construction happens. Find the fastest route – minus the traffic headaches – with Garmin Mobile for your BlackBerry smartphone. With spoken directions along the way, you can focus on the road ahead. But don’t blink. With nearly six million predefined points of interest, there’s lots to see.

Get a free 30-day trial of Garmin Mobile!

InfoSpace Find It!
WorldMate Live

Find yourself zigging when you should be zagging? InfoSpace Find It! for your BlackBerry smartphone keeps you headed the right way. You’ll have access to Yellow Pages, White Pages, maps and movie listings. Even find local points of interest by neighborhood and get spoken turn-by-turn directions. So go ahead – explore!*

Download Find It! for free!

* Data available for the US only

Travel Accessories

From travel chargers to presentations, if you’re working on the road, there are travel accessories available to help you get the job done.

Deliver PowerPoint presentations directly from your Bluetooth®-enabled BlackBerry smartphone with the Impatica ShowMate. It attaches to a local projector or PC display, with software that converts and reduces PowerPoint files to 5-10% of their original file size for efficient wireless transfer and optimal viewing.

Portable wireless keyboards can also be handy for composing lengthy documents, and pocket sized printers like the MPrint MW-140BT from Brother International allow you to make hard copies on the go.

Look for more travel accessories on and in this issue.

BlackBerry Smartphone-as-Your PC Wi-Fi connection

For those who need to upload or download some larger files while traveling, you can use certain BlackBerry smartphones as a wireless modem for your computer. Wherever you get cellular network coverage, you can connect your laptop to your BlackBerry smartphone using Bluetooth technology or using the provided USB cable and you’ve got Internet access for your computer just about anywhere. Get more information about the tethered modem feature on certain BlackBerry smartphones.

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