The BlackBerry Maps application is featured in the new BlackBerry Pearl smartphone.
Tele Atlas has announced Research In Motion’s (RIM) new BlackBerry Maps application will leverage Tele Atlas’ map data to provide mapping and location based services (LBS).
The BlackBerry Maps application will feature Tele Atlas’ highly accurate map data to help mobile users easily find addresses and the best routes to them. Leveraging Tele Atlas map data, BlackBerry Maps works together with other BlackBerry applications enabling users to send maps via email and launch maps from contacts in their address book.
Additionally, Tele Atlas announced RIM is a charter partner of Tele Atlas DeveloperLinkSM program, which provides Internet, mobile and other next-generation application developers access to technology, business tools and services that help reduce their time to market. Now with more than 350 participating companies, DeveloperLink offers participants the ability to connect with the world’s largest community of developers to discover new business opportunities, open sales channels and increase exposure for LBS and related solutions.
"We're seeing a number of wireless users clamouring for easier ways to access map content and data while on the go," said Al Cooley, director, Tele Atlas. "Through BlackBerry Maps, we're working with RIM to put the data they need right at their fingertips."
“Accurate map data is the foundation of any successful LBS application,” said David Yach, Senior Vice President, Software, RIM. “As we designed the new BlackBerry Maps application, we sought to provide up-to-date data and rich geographic content to our users. Tele Atlas had a great combination of the two, and a strong program to assist us with the development of our BlackBerry Maps application.”
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