I just got an email from Wikitude that let me know that they are all set to launch a beta of their new Wikitude Places app for BlackBerry 10. If you had a BlackBerry running OS 7 or 7.1, you’re familiar with what Wikitude can do. However, the BB10 version will have a brand new user interface and features that we’re sure to love, all in time for BlackBerry Live!

This is, of course for right now, just a beta. While Wikitude Places will have many of the features we’ve come to know and love, it will be missing BBM Integration. Don’t worry though, because that feature is coming soon.

“We have been working very hard to be able to launch this beta version for BlackBerry Live in Orlando and are happy to show our new UI concept on BB10 first. The Wikitude team is spinning the wheels to constantly add new features to satisfy our BlackBerry community’s expectations, especially the addition of the very popular BBM augmented reality service. So stay tuned, an app update is coming very soon” [Martin Herdina, CEO of Wikitude]


The app has not shown up in BlackBerry World just yet, but I imagine it will be there before the week’s end. I know I can’t wait to get my hands on it!