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WorldMate has teamed up with LinkedIn to bring network integration onto the BlackBerry. WorldMate members can now tap into the LinkedIn network from within the new BlackBerry app. It is now easy to share travel plans with the LinkedIn network from right on the phone.

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The WorldMate travel service has been a long-time companion to 5 million frequent travelers. The web service that makes keeping on top of travel arrangements a breeze is paired with smartphone apps to bring all its benefits into the palm of traveler’s hands. There are WorldMate apps for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone and Nokia/ Symbian phones. BlackBerry users will especially benefit from a new partnership that WorldMate announced today, integrating the travel service with LinkedIn. Not only does this bring helpful new features to the WorldMate BlackBerry app it also means WorldMate becomes a native LinkedIn app on the ‘Berry.

WorldMate members can take advantage of the new LinkedIn integration through the web and on the BlackBerry handsets. From the press release:

With this new offering, members can share their travel and meeting itineraries, notify their business contacts when they arrive in their destination city, search for contacts by city, and quickly access professional profiles of their colleagues before walking into their next meeting.  This LinkedIn functionality is immediately available to all WorldMate users.

WorldMate has long been known for handling travel difficulties, with automatic flight delay notifications and the ability to find alternate flights on the fly. Kevin could have used WorldMate to good advantage recently during his travel that was interrupted by adverse weather conditions on the east coast. With the new LinkedIn integration, his professional network could have been notified of changes as they occurred.

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  1. Kevin C. Tofel Tuesday, February 9, 2010

    Actually, I couldn’t have used it during my travel escapades — no Android client for my Nexus One. ;) WorldMate is a nice service, but these days I’m using TripIt for the same purpose. It has trip sharing features that notify the folks at home when my plans change. For anyone that travels, I recommend either of these products, or any other comparable one.

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