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BlackBerry Travel Assistance: Guide to BlackBerry Maps and GPS Apps

written by: Shanna James•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 9/15/2011

Whether you are traveling around the world or just around the city, your BlackBerry can prove to be useful in getting you there. This guide will point you to useful travel apps that can help you with traffic, navigation and much more.

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    We all know that a BlackBerry is more than just a phone; it is your TV, your radio, your computer, your digital camera and it is also your navigation aid. This is all possible with the right apps of course. BlackBerry travel apps is a broad topic as it can then be narrowed down to specify GPS apps, apps that help you to determine traffic density, apps that provide you with schedules for public transport and more. This guide will cover all of that, plus you may even find additional information that will aid you in arriving at your destination safely and on time.

    Ensure you bookmark this guide for easy reference when you are in need of BlackBerry GPS apps, maps, travel news and anything concerning that topic.

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    On The Ground Travel Apps

    The apps within this section will aid you in getting from point A to point B in the least amount of time possible. You will find information for taking the subway and also interstate highways, just in case you are planning on driving to your destination yourself. If you are in fact planning on doing your own driving, you will also want traffic updates to know which roads to take and avoid, and at which times of the day. You may also need mileage details to help you to plan your time and gas consumption. Some apps may be specific to certain cities or states, while others will be completely generalized depending on the purpose of the app.

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    Global Positioning Systems for BlackBerry Smartphones

    When you are traveling, one of the most essential BlackBerry apps for you to install is a GPS app. There are many different types of GPS apps that may or may not suit your purpose, but it is good to have them all in one place so that you can easily make a choice. GPS apps are used for tracking and pinpointing destinations. They are often used to map out a route from one place to another or just to find out where a particular destination is located. This guide will provide you with quite a few BlackBerry GPS apps and it is up to you to select the ones that best suit your needs.

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    BlackBerry Aviation and Navigation Apps with and Without Maps

    Sometimes you may be traveling via the skies and whether you are a passanger or the pilot, some BlackBerry aviation apps can help to make your journey better. Overall, navigation via BB is just a simple way to get travel-related information at your fingertips.

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    Additional Globe Trotting Options

    Location based applications are not always GPS or navigation apps. You can also get apps that will provide you with addresses and locations for specific places. If you are traveling to new a location you may want to know some of the noteworthy places in that area, such as fast food joints, gas stations, police stations, churches etc. Some of the apps in this section are more oriented towards helping you find these places and pinpoint their locations. We also take a look at the BlackBerry World Edition which is the perfect device for international travelers.

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    Maybe you already have your own personal GPS device such as Garmin or Tom Tom, maybe you are just looking for a simple GPS app to get you from here to there. Maybe you are looking for something more complex that will give you traffic updates and tell you where your next rest stop is, but whatever it is that you are looking for in a travel app, chances are you can find it here.

    I can only hope that I have provided you with enough information and resources to serve as a guide to the applications that you will need when you take your next trip. If there is any particular app, you would like me to add or review, please let me know in the comment box below.

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