MobiMate, a provider of travel services for mobile devices, announced yesterday the release of WorldMate 2006 Professional Edition for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs. The award-winning business travel service now supports Windows Mobile 5.0 and features a complete overhaul of the Real-Time Flight Status service, now covering over 75 leading airlines and provided as part of the subscription. Another service added is weather imagery, featuring detailed, animated weather satellite and radar imagery.
"MobiMate continues to bring to market mobile device solutions which take
advantage of the power and ease of use of the Windows Mobile platform while
and delivering compelling consumer experiences" said Mark Spain, Director
Mobile and Embedded Devices.
"With Windows Mobile emerging as the platform-of-choice for business
professional mobile devices, we are eager to support it with our
state-of-the-art mobile travel services," said MobiMateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s VP of Product
Management, Amir Kirshenboim. "We are actively continuing to add services to
the platform, maintaining our lead in the travel category."
MobiMate's WorldMate product line is the leading mobile travel service and
one of the bestselling mobile applications worldwide. WorldMate is an all-in-one
package for the frequent business traveler, featuring essential services
including world time, global weather forecasts (provided by The Weather Channel
Ã¢â‚¬â€œ weather.com), comprehensive flight schedules and flight status updates
(provided by OAG WorldWide), travel itinerary and travel expense management,
currency rates, converters and more.
As many corporations are turning to Windows Mobile PDAs, MobiMate announced that
it will cooperate with leading travel distribution companies to create the next
wave of mobile travel services based on its WorldMate Itinerary Platform. The
platform, which forms the basis for WorldMate's own products, will form the
basis for partners' mobile travel offerings, targeted at business travelers as
well as consumers.
WorldMate 2006 Professional Edition available for Windows
Mobile Pocket PCs only yet, for Smartphone you still have to use the previous
version WorldMate 2005.
WorldMate 2006 Professional Edition includes a one
year subscription and is available from MobiMate for US$ 74.95. Additionally,
MobiMate offers a trial version also.
Cheers ~ Arne