Over the weekend AAA announced the released of the AAA Mobile application for the BlackBerry 8830 & 8130 devices. Sadly missing from the mix is the 8300 and non CDMA devices. All AAA Mobile subscribers can now use the application including directions. I am not sure if this is targeted as a Telenav competitor but it looks interesting. On the other hand the $9.99 a month subscription price seems a bit high. I really wish companies would offer this kind of info for free if not a one time price.
You can read the press release below:
AAA Mobile subscribers, whether they are AAA members or non-members, can now use a BlackBerry smartphone to receive visual and audible directions to any travel destination in the U.S.; locate AAA Approved points of interest (POIs), including Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants; and search more than 100,000 locations that offer AAA Show Your Card & Save member savings. AAA Mobile subscribers can review detailed AAA descriptions for POIs on their smartphone, receive a map showing a destination on the mobile phone screen, receive audible turn-by-turn navigation to the destination, and bookmark locations as favorites for quick recall in future.
If AAA members experience vehicle difficulties, AAA Mobile streamlines access to AAA’s member roadside assistance service. The press of a single button on the BlackBerry smartphone sends the member’s GPS location to AAA and connects the member with AAA for reliable roadside assistance services.
“Now business travelers can use a BlackBerry smartphone to search for a AAA Diamond Rated restaurant or hotel, and members can send AAA their GPS location if they require roadside assistance,” said Marshall L. Doney, Vice President, Automotive at AAA.
Powered by the industry-leading Networks In Motion (NIM) location-based services platform, AAA Mobile is available for download onto the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition and BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphones for a monthly subscription price of
More information, including a complete list of which mobile phones are compatible with AAA Mobile and directions for downloading the application onto phones, is available at www.AAA.com/AAAMobile.