RIM was at BlackBerry World last week trying to impress the world with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, and its not sitting still even coming off of that event. TomTom has announced a partnership with RIM that will see the Canadian company making use of the HD maps in BlackBerry Traffic, giving users access to accurate maps and precise traffic information.
Other apps like BlackBerry Maps and BlackBerry Locate will also make use of TomTom’s maps, with third party developers leveraging access to include the maps in their own apps. Nuno Campos, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TomTom Licensing, says: “TomTom's market-leading real-time traffic information will provide BlackBerry customers with the best mobile travel experience."
RIM seems pleased with the deal too: “"We're thrilled to work with TomTom to leverage their industry-leading traffic and travel content for BlackBerry Traffic and BlackBerry Maps, and to enable access to those capabilities for BlackBerry developers as well.” There’s no word on exactly when the change will be rolling out, but we expect it will be a free update for BlackBerry users, which is never a bad thing.