TripAdvisor AR app for BlackBerry provides interactive info on worldwide destinations

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Wikitude recently announced the TripAdvisor Augmented Reality (AR) app for BlackBerry smartphones that gives you a new and interactive way of looking at the world’s finest places. With this handy travel app, you’ll have instant access to an immersive view of hotels, restaurants, and interesting attractions listed on TripAdvisor.

Here’s how it works: Just download the app, tap the TripAdvisor or the Wikitude icon on your home screen, and it’ll help you find the ideal places to eat, sleep and play in a given area in the world. Once a venue is chosen, you can access detailed information on the location such as average prices, traveler-submitted reviews and many more useful things you can learn about the place.

The app’s “Bring me there” option provides you with turn-by-turn directions to your target destination. The app also integrates BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to allow the user to share the experience with his or her BBM friends.

The TripAdvisor AR app is totally free, but it’s only available for BlackBerry phones. A BlackBerry 7 OS or higher is required to operate this nifty travel app.