That’s right. BlackBerry Traffic was originally available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, then it came to the BlackBerry App World in the Testing Center and now it’s been updated out of Beta version. It can now be found in the Maps & Navigation section. BlackBerry Traffic works in both the U.S. and Canada with all carriers. I’ve found Blackberry Maps to be useful in directing me to and from places, but there’s some other features included. Keep reading…
One of the things I love about BlackBerry Traffic is how it gives you an ETA using crowd-sourced real time data and uses historical traffic information as well, or instead if crowd-sourced data isn’t available. You have access to alternate routes, get more information on incidents, and find local offers along the trip.
What are the requirements?
- Activation with data plan including Internet browsing capability
- A GPS-equipped device
- BlackBerry® Maps installed
The Traffic lets you see your estimated ETA, pick alternate routes, you can view your current speed and distance, add places you go to frequently such as work and home as well as adding others, the ability to text, pin or email someone to let them know you’re on the way, running late, right outside, or arrived safely. I like that you can see the approximate time it will take you to get from point a to point b.