TeleNav Announces GPS Navigator for T-Mobile G1 Customers
TeleNav Launches First GPS Navigation Service for Android(TM)-Powered Mobile Phones
TeleNav GPS Navigator(TM) Available Later This Month on the T-Mobile G1
Beginning February 24, 2009, T-Mobile G1 customers will have access to full-color, 3D, turn-by-turn GPS navigation from TeleNav. The service includes speech recognition, traffic alerts with one-click rerouting, more than 10 million business listings, gas prices, weather updates and restaurant reviews. TeleNav GPS Navigator will be available for a free 30-day trial on TeleNav’s Web site. After the free period, customers can continue the service for $9.99 per month for unlimited use. TeleNav GPS Navigator is also expected to be available in the Android Market later this year.
“TeleNav has become synonymous with mobile phone GPS navigation. It is relied upon by millions of mobile customers,” said Sal Dhanani, co-founder and senior director of marketing. “It was important to us that we build a great application for Android and the G1 so that customers with this phone would have a remarkable experience. The device’s large, beautiful touch screen creates an incredible navigation experience when combined with our software.”
TeleNav GPS Navigator includes full-color 3D moving maps along with voice and on-screen turn-by-turn driving directions. Navigation is available in both landscape and portrait mode. If drivers miss a turn, they will automatically be rerouted. TeleNav GPS Navigator also includes speech recognition for both address entry and business search. On the T-Mobile G1, customers simply press one button and say the name of a business or the address and TeleNav GPS Navigator will provide directions. TeleNav GPS Navigator includes listings of more than 10 million businesses and services, including restaurants, hotels, shopping malls and banks — providing users access to restaurant ratings and reviews as well as phone numbers for business listings.
The service also includes frequently updated gas price listings so drivers can look for the cheapest gas in their area or along their route. Additionally, TeleNav GPS Navigator includes location-based weather information. Customers can see current weather conditions as well as a five-day forecast for their present location or for a destination of their choice in the U.S.
Once on the road, TeleNav GPS Navigator monitors each specific route and will proactively search for traffic congestion or incidents. Customers will be alerted to traffic problems, both audibly and on-screen, and can choose to find another route to their location by just pressing one button. TeleNav customers also have the ability to set daily traffic commute alerts. At the requested times, TeleNav GPS Navigator will send an email alert with a summary of current traffic conditions and delays for their routes, helping users decide when to get on the road in order to avoid traffic congestion.
Subscribers can preplan trips online by accessing their account through My TeleNav at www.telenav.com. Additionally, the My TeleNav Internet browser plug-in for Internet Explorer®, Firefox® or Google® toolbars provides subscribers an easy way to send addresses to their phone from any Web page. Users can simply highlight an address and click the TeleNav button on their toolbar. The address will be automatically added to My TeleNav for later use. All TeleNav users can download the free plug-in at http://www.telenav.com/support/plugins/.
Finally, with advanced preference enhancements, TeleNav customers have the flexibility to choose whether to avoid all high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and toll roads. In addition, subscribers can pause and resume the navigation at any time they choose, as well as set the map display colors to a ‘nighttime’ mode for easier viewing at night.
To sign up for a 30-day free trial of TeleNav GPS Navigator, T-Mobile G1 customers can visit http://www.telenav.com/gps-navigator/t-mobile-g1-phone/ or contact TeleNav at 1.88.TeleNav.4 (1.888.353.6284) or at email@example.com.
About TeleNav, Inc.
TeleNav, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, was the first to launch a cell phone GPS system in the United States. Deployed by 14 carriers in 21 countries, TeleNav is a global leader in wireless location-based services (LBS). Currently, the company’s solutions are available in four continents, including North and South America, Asia and Europe.
TeleNav’s solutions include GPS navigation, Mobile Resource Management (MRM), social networking and local search. The company’s flagship service, TeleNav GPS Navigator(TM), offers functionalities comparable to in-car systems and standalone navigation devices, such as automatically-updated maps and business locations, full-color 3D moving maps, traffic alerts with one-click rerouting, location-sharing, business reviews, speech recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot finder, gas price finder and more. TeleNav also delivers its award-winning navigation service on the TeleNav Shotgun(TM), a standalone GPS personal navigation device (PND) tailored specifically for business travelers. TeleNav’s enterprise application, TeleNav Track(TM), incorporates GPS-enabled tracking, time sheets, wireless forms and navigation. TeleNav Track is a widely adopted service with over 9,000 customer organizations using it today.
TeleNav services are available on more than 450 wireless devices and run on most major mobile platforms currently available. TeleNav’s partners include Alltel, AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, deCarta, Ford Motor Company, Hewlett-Packard, HTC, INRIX, LG, Motorola, NAVTEQ, NII Holdings, Nokia, Palm, Qualcomm, Research In Motion (RIM), Rogers, Samsung, Sanyo, SouthernLINC Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile Austria, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile USA, Telcel, Tele Atlas, Turnpike Global Technologies, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil.