At the CTIA, WorldMate is announcing Windows Mobile support to deliver its famous application for frequent travellers to the users of smartphones and PDAs powered by Microsoft’s mobile OS. All of the WorldMate Live features are available for Windows Mobile users, including pushed itinerary updates real-time, flight alerts, flight schedules, weather forecasts, and other important travel information. However, at the moment the application seems available for WinMo Standard Edition smartphones only. This translates into limited availability and users of touch-enabled devices like HTC Touch and TyTN II will have to wait a bit longer. On the other hand, Samsung BlackJack, HTC S620 and MOTO Q owners are rejoicing. Or at least they should in case they travel frequently.
As for the pricing, WorldMate Live for Windows Mobile is “freemium”, subscription-based product with basic version being available for free. Premium services like flight alerts, flight status and schedules, travel directory and customer support cost $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year… Full release follows after the jump.
PRESS RELEASE – WorldMate, Inc., the leading provider of mobile travel services for frequent fliers, today announced WorldMate Live for Windows Mobile, the first push travel service for Windows Mobile smartphones. WorldMate Live caters to road warriors, managing their complete itineraries including travel arrangements and business meetings by pushing notifications of events that impact their schedules to their smartphones, in real-time.
The Windows Mobile version supports all of the popular WorldMate Live services including pushed itinerary updates real-time, flight alerts, flight schedules, weather forecasts, and other important travel information. The WorldMate Live Windows Mobile client is built for Windows Mobile Standard Edition smartphones, such as BlackJack II by Samsung, the HTC S620 and Motorola’s MOTO Q class phones. Windows Mobile is a leading smartphone platform with 14.3 million devices shipped in the past six months.
“The WorldMate product line has led Windows Mobile application sales charts for years,” said Nadav Gur, CEO of WorldMate. “We’re excited to bring the WorldMate Live service to this popular smartphone platform, as we continue our dominance in the mobile travel services market.”
“There’s a need to be able to easily access such things as flight changes and weather forecasts whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure,” said Steve Hegenderfer, group product manager at Microsoft Corp. “With the support of WorldMate Live, Windows Mobile users now have a comprehensive set of current travel information sent directly to them on their phone from anywhere in the world.”
WorldMate Live is the first mobile travel service to feature fully-interactive ‘push’ alerts for flight cancellations, delays and other important travel events. Within the first four months of its release, The WorldMate Live service attracted more than 130,000 members from 153 countries who rely on it to improve their travel experience. WorldMate Live is offered as a ‘Freemium’ service, with most components and services provided to end users for free. Premium services, including flight alerts, flight status and schedules, travel directory and customer support are, available via subscription at $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year.
WorldMate Inc. will demonstrate the Beta version at CTIA and then kick-off the commercial launch a few weeks later.
WorldMate Live for Windows Mobile will be showcased at the CTIA Wireless conference at Microsoft’s booth #1515 – Central Hall C3. To schedule an appointment to meet with WorldMate during the show, please contact Amy Robinson at 619-677-2700 or email@example.com For more information, please visit http://www.worldmatelive.com.