I have a dream…
Sorry couldn’t help myself. I just wish RIM would take the time and integrate location based services into the BlackBerry OS. I can’t count how many useless conversations I have had with coworkers asking “Where are you?” RIM should also integrate the ability to tell contacts your current availability.
Imagine if when you opened up BlackBerry messenger you could tell the location of your trusted contacts. This would be even better if it also allowed for cell tower triangulation and worked hand in hand with Google or BlackBerry maps. Even if you could easily send your location to another contact would be an improvement.
Also it would be invaluable if you could see the current status of your contacts in your address book. That way you could see that you boss is currently away and at a meeting without having to fire up BlackBerry messenger.
I don’t know why RIM has been holding off on integrating these two features into the core of the BlackBerry OS or at least BlackBerry Messenger. Anybody else have any ideas? Thoughts?