Need a ride? You can now order a private car with Uber for BlackBerry 7 smartphones

Uber
By James Richardson on 26 Mar 2013 01:54 pm EDT
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I hadn't heard of Uber before but it looks to be a pretty cool service if you need to get around town and don't mind spending a few bucks doing so - maybe a service for business men/women? Essentially the Uber app will pinpoint your location and send a private car to pick you up. The app will even let you know how long until the driver will be with you - clever stuff.

The service is restricted to the USA and Canada at the moment but it is also available in good old London Town. Prices are not cheap hence why I think this will be a business service rather than a alternative to public transport. But with so many business folk still rocking BlackBerry 7 devices I'm sure the service does pretty well.

More information/Download Uber for BlackBerry 7

16 comments

D5V1D

Making me miss my 9900 :(

shankeith

Hitting up the top comments for this, but if you're using Uber for the first time, use promo code: 'ubertdotpromo'
to get 10$ credit for the first ride.

carbon98accord

that promo code is not working. :(

shankeith

Should be working, my buddy used it this sunday

jbendaou

well this is good news...i assume this will hit BB10 soon?

Parum

Any news on Uber for BB10?

BigSugeDR

This isn't even a real app. It's just the mobile site shortcut... This is BS This is one of the only apps I actually really want.

cjmartin

I created an account and used the app for the first time last night. It's a great service . . . not a great app, but it's at least something. I emailed them requesting a BB10 app, since my z10 arrives on the 28th, and the 9930 goes in my desk drawer :)

Jaylaf

I recalled reading something about Uber recently, in Wired magazine. Dug up a link on it:

http://www.wired.com/business/2012/06/mf_uber/all/

koolrosh

why would they make an app for a legacy OS? If their service was in developing countries I would understand, but most BB7 users in USA and Canada are itching to switch to BB10...

Emu the Foo

This is great news. I love uber and cabs aren't that cheap anyways so a little more comfort and luxary is nice

carbon98accord

I also use Uber...finally! it's on my 9900...a shame that it's just a mobile site shortcut...I hope it comes out on BB10 as well....The Android port wouldnt be 100% compatible because the use of the map.

rav813

I love Uber, especially cuz its only like $10 more than a cab ride and more comfortable. Wish they came out with a BB10 app though. Their iOS one is really nice

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tgzgeorge

LOL if you haven't heard of uber before then you've been living under rock.

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Jamie Rice

Another good discount code is UBERSIZEME

zero_vertical

Ubersize works for a promo code, FYI. $10. Wish we could have a slick app like the google/iphone peeps. Get on it uber! mobile site is pretty functional tho.