Research In Motion, makers of the Blackberry phone, has lunched it’s Blackberry reader and Mileage Tracker Pro apps. The launch includes the African market.
The Blackberry reader apps tracks mileage and expenses right from BlackBerry smartphones. This is through the ProOnGo’s Receipt Reader service which can capture hard copy receipts via the camera on the BlackBerry smart-phone. These expense reports with receipt images can then be exported or emailed to another mobile or receiving device.
The MileageTracker Pro ensures accurate and timely records of trips using MileageTracker Programs. Other application that came with this launch includes Personal Assistant and the BlackBerry Wallet.
– Personal Assistant enables seamless monitoring of banking and credit card transactions, and investment accounts
– BlackBerry wallet helps to accelerate mobile and online purchasing.
This services are apps are available to the Nigerian users though the sync functions with the banks are muted.
Meanwhile, Apple’s iMessage took its toll on the BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) on Tuesday when its stock sank below $37 – the lowest level since 2007. iMessage announced by Apple on Monday will challenge RIM’s highly popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) instant chat service which has given the Canadian company an edge over its rivals.