Boingo brings mobile app to BlackBerryby The PocketBerry Team
Boingo for BlackBerry is a cool application that notifies you when there is a Boingo hotspot available in which you can connect too. Boingo is a low cost Internet service where you can get wireless wifi hotspots in many different locations. The company has just expanded itself to the BlackBerry platform support the BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Bold 9000, and BlackBerry Curve 8320. Continue reading to check out the full press release from Boingo Wireless.
LOS ANGELES – October 27, 2009 – Boingo Wireless, the world’s largest network of Wi-Fi hotspots, today announced the availability of its authentication software and Boingo Mobile service for the BlackBerry® platform. Available immediately from the Boingo Download Center, Boingo Mobile provides BlackBerry® smartphone owners with an alternative to cellular data through one-click, high-speed access to Boingo’s Wi-Fi network of over 100,000 hotspots.
The Boingo Mobile application will initially be available for the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900, BlackBerry Curve 8320 and BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphones. Boingo will announce support for additional BlackBerry smartphone models as they become available.
The free Boingo Mobile application improves the Wi-Fi user experience for BlackBerry smartphone owners by providing a convenient, automated way to connect. It automatically notifies users when they are in a Boingo hotspot, and connects to the Boingo network with a single click.
“Boingo Mobile is about ease of use and a low-cost, high-speed alternative to cellular data,” said Jonathan Mendelson, general manager of mobile and product management. “BlackBerry users can seamlessly switch to a Boingo Wi-Fi connection when they’re online using data-intensive applications.”
With the addition of BlackBerry platform support, Boingo continues to expand its support for smartphones, including those based on the Android™, iPhone®, Symbian™ Series 60 and Windows Mobile™ platforms.
Boingo Mobile’s Blackberry software is based on public beta testing by Boingo Labs (http://labs.boingo.com) and incorporates extensive user feedback. Boingo will continue to foster innovation and update its application for BlackBerry smartphones to provide new features providing users even more benefits from the Boingo network and its locations.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc., the global market leader in Wi-Fi, makes it simple and easy for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can logon to the Boingo Network locations that include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafés and coffee shops, restaurants, and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo, and its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary, operate wired and wireless networks at 55 airports worldwide, including 29 of the top 100 North American airports, as well as the WSDOT Ferries Division Wi-Fi network. For more information about Boingo, please visit http://www.boingo.com.
Boingo, Boingo Wireless, Boingo Mobile, the Boingo Wireless Logo and Don’t Just Go. Boingo! are registered trademarks of Boingo Wireless, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. Symbian is a trademark of Symbian Software Ltd. Windows Mobile is a trademark of Microsoft.
-by Mac Jadalhack