Joe from BBSites let me know that UPS is getting ready to launch their official BlackBerry application through the App World, scheduled to release tomorrow. The UPS Mobile app will allow you to ship, track and find UPS locations while on the go.
See recent tracks and assign shipment nicknames when you log-in with your My UPS ID. Or track by number, no log-in required.
Log-in with your My UPS ID to access your address book, payment info, and other preferences from ups.com. Email label, then print.
Find the nearest UPS service locations, and get directions.
Estimate shipment costs and delivery times, and select the right UPS service for you.
This application will only be available for BlackBerry devices running OS 4.6 and higher including the Curve 8900, Bold 9000 & 9700, Storm and Tour series. For more info visit ups.com/blackberry or check out the press release after the jump.
By the way, is anyone else annoyed at how some applications are only available through the App World?
UPS Leads Industry with App for Blackberry
Atlanta, December 15, 2009
New App Lets You Track, Ship and Locate UPS
UPS today announced an industry-first application for BlackBerry® devices that not only ships and tracks packages but also finds the nearest UPS location.
Available tomorrow for free downloading at www.blackberry.com/appworld, the new UPS MobileTM App for BlackBerry enables users to track shipments, create shipments using the My UPS address book, calculate shipping rates and time-in-transit and then find the nearest UPS location.
“The UPS Mobile App for BlackBerry is a first-to-market solution for on-the-go professionals that’s arriving just in time for the busy holiday shipping season,” said Jordan Colletta, vice president of customer technology marketing at UPS.
Developed exclusively for use on BlackBerry smartphones, the new UPS Mobile App doesn’t require log-in for tracking. But when logged in, the application shows a history of tracked shipments and automatically refreshes when the application is opened. UPS tracking numbers also can be nicknamed for quick reference.
BlackBerry users can use their smartphones to access their My UPS Address Book and Preferences and create shipping labels, which can be e-mailed in a PDF file for printout. Once the label is printed, customers can use the application’s “find locations” feature to easily find a UPS drop-off location.
The UPS Mobile App supports the BlackBerry StormTM, BlackBerry BoldTM, BlackBerry TourTM and the BlackBerry CurveTM 8900. For more information on the new application, users can visit www.ups.com/blackberry.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is the world’s largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. With more than a century of experience in transportation and logistics, UPS is a leading global trade expert equipped with a broad portfolio of solutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
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