First Look video: WorldMate Live

Power travelers can get flight status, weather, itinerary, and conversion tools on their cell phones.

Woeful is the international business traveler who bolts across the airport to make it to a changed gate and who arrives to a meeting an hour late because of travel-addled math skills. WorldMate Live, reviewed here for BlackBerry, smooths the journey with comprehensive itinerary and flight status updates, weather reports, directions, and unit conversion tools.

The strong Web component is one way that WorldMate Live--for Windows Mobile phones and BlackBerry--differs from past and still fully functional versions of the WorldMate application for multiple platforms. Based on the information you enter on your online itinerary, the program alerts you of changes in your flight status, reminds you of upcoming meetings, and more.

About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.