CNNGo launches in Chinese, Japanese
Travel site CNNGo is now multilingual with the simultaneous roll out of its versions in Chinese (traditional and simplified) and Japanese, offering insider’s guide to Asia’s cities. CNNGo has brought in top local language editors to differentiate the sites for Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo with material that is not available in English.
Kiwi firm offers eBooks in Chinese
New Zeland firm Kiwa International has launched the first simplified and traditional Chinese eBooks in its collection of children’s books. The British press has cited Kiwa as producing one of the best iPad iApps when it comes to eBooks.
Opera Mini debuts on Android
Opera Mini 5.1 is now available for phones built on the Android platform. It can now be set as the default browser for more convenient internet access, and offers improved page layout on high-end Android handsets with large screens.
Telmap offers Lonely Planet info
Telmap now offers Lonely Planet digital information as an integral part of its mobile search, mapping and navigation solution. This service is currently available in South Africa and will soon be available in additional markets in the future.
Travel apps for BlackBerry abound
BlackBerry users can enjoy applications made for the smartphone when planning a trip, traveling or staying connected. These apps include Kayak for airfares and hotel prices, CX Mobile and KA Mobile for flight services, BTSidekick for directions, Navita Translator for 50 languages, Foursquare for exploring, and Twitter as well as Facebook.