For all of you BlackBerry Beta Zone members out there, BlackBerry Traffic has received a significant update to version 2.0 and is available for your testing pleasure right now. Remember, only Beta Zone members have access to this.
Keep reading for more details!
Here are some of the features new to version 2.0:
Complete UI revamp – You asked for it, you got it. BlackBerry Traffic 2.0 features new icons, color scheme, 6.0-style theme, and more! Route selection screen – You told us you want more routes to choose from, so we took action. There are now two route choices (including ETA and trip distance info for each) available to you as soon as you select a destination. Future traffic view – A new future traffic view can be accessed by selecting the current time on the route selection screen, or by flipping through the different views when a route is selected. This view can be used to determine the best departure time based on predicted traffic conditions. Next maneuver drive view – The simple view has been revised to display the next maneuver with corresponding turn icon in a large, easily viewable font. Search history – Frequent search terms are now available from a drop down on the search screen.
Looks like RIM has been listening. The ability to choose between 2 routes will be quite helpful. This was one feature discussed in the comments of this post.
They still haven’t fixed the grammar in their warning that warns if you don’t pay attention, death, serious injury AND property damage may result. All 3? We better pay attention guys. 🙂
Get BlackBerry Traffic 2.0 from the BB Beta Zone. (login required)
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Thanks to Packman for the tip!