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ZAGAT LAUNCHES ITS BLACKBERRY APP 8.0New York, NY. May 20, 2011 – Zagat, the world's original provider of consumer survey–based leisure information, and Handmark®, a leading developer and distributor of mobile applications and services, announced the release of Zagat for BlackBerry 8.0 today. The application features an all-new user interface and has been optimized for the latest devices including touch screen BlackBerry devices.
The app offers access to ratings and reviews for over 30,000 restaurants worldwide, location-based search capabilities, map views and reservation capabilities.
“It has always been our goal to provide users with Zagat content whenever and wherever they need it,” said Nina S. Zagat, Co-Chair, Zagat Survey. “We are excited to create an enhanced Zagat experience on the new BlackBerry devices.”
Users can browse restaurant listings by cuisine, category and neighborhood, view top lists, sort by Zagat rating, email listings to friends, and add reservations to their calendar.
Zagat for BlackBerry 8.0 is $9.99 in the Blackberry App World and is compatible with BlackBerry OS 4.5 and higher. For more information, please visit http://mobile.zagat.com/blackberry.
About Zagat Survey, LLC
Known as the "burgundy bible," Zagat Survey is the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories and is lauded as the "most up-to-date," "comprehensive" and "reliable" guide, published on all platforms. Zagat content is available to consumers wherever and whenever they need it: on ZAGAT.com, via Zagat’s suite of mobile applications and in print.
Handmark is a world-leading developer and distributor of mobile applications. With more than 10 years of experience, the company has a rich history in creating many of the industry’s top downloaded apps including TweetCaster and Pocket Express. Handmark also specializes in full service mobile solutions for hundreds of the world’s largest media brands like Zagat, Oxford University Press, Thomson Reuters, London Evening Standard and others. Follow Handmark on Twitter and Facebook or for more information visit www.handmark.com.