The new year is under full effect and the Beta Zone is back to work. They've released a new navigation app for BlackBerry called the BlackBerry Navigator. Unfortunately for us in the west, the BlackBerry Navigator beta is only available in the U.K. for now and will most likely be opened up to more countries later on.
The BlackBerry Navigator app features are:
Navigation & Traffic
- Real-time turn-by-turn spoken directions to destination
- Automatic re-routing if a turn is missed.
- Preview route steps and upcoming turns.
- Trip summary and overview map with entire trip highlighted.
- 3D map view simulates what the user should expect to see ahead.
- Spoken directions include both maneuvers and actual street name pronunciations so that users can focus on the road and not the screen for a safer driving experience.
- Local Search - provides information for nearby hotels and restaurants as well as other POIs, such as businesses, attractions, and events. Narrow the search by choosing sub-categories.
- One-touch calling feature - dials the place's phone number for the subscriber.
- Save directory results to the address book for future use.
- Home screen shortcuts - Easily create home screen shortcuts for "click to go" to frequent or important destinations.
- 7 digits postcode support
- BBM Integration - Send location enabled messages to your BBM contacts.
- Facebook - Keep your friends and family updated by posting your location or favorite cafe to Facebook.
- Contacts App Integration - Get directions to a contact right from your device's contacts.
- Day/Night Mode - Automatic Day and Night Mode.