Login

RIM turns to TomTom for real-time traffic, mapping, and friendship

Photo

BlackBerry 10 has become something of a team effort for RIM — first the company revealed that Scalado would be adding camera features, and today a press release from TomTom details a cooperative effort with RIM to bring its real-time traffic data to BlackBerry Traffic. With the inclusion of this data, RIM is hoping to shave a little bit of time off of users' commutes and, according to a study from the German Aerospace Center, that could mean as much as 50 minutes per week. In a move that will appeal to developers, TomTom has stated that its map and location data will be available through BlackBerry Maps and Locate Services, a system-wide API for querying map and location data. If RIM intends to catch up with the first and third-party navigation options available on iOS and Android, this certainly isn't a bad start.

The Verge
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.