CHICAGO & LAS VEGAS--()--NAVIGON, the leading innovator in the global navigation market, today announced an upcoming release of its on-board navigation application, MobileNavigator, for Android mobile phones in North America. Expected availability in spring 2010, MobileNavigator brings premium navigation features and experience from its well-received iPhone application. This, in tandem with the Windows phone platform announcement today, marks three major smartphone navigation solutions available in 2010 from NAVIGON.
“For over 16 years NAVIGON has been a leader in the development and deployment of exceptional navigation technology, which we now utilize for Android phones”
“For over 16 years NAVIGON has been a leader in the development and deployment of exceptional navigation technology, which we now utilize for Android phones,” said Michael Roach, NAVIGON’S president for the Americas. “With a rapidly expanding user base, Android provides an exceptional platform for premium navigation capabilities. MobileNavigator seamlessly delivers an excellent on-board experience comparable to standalone personal navigation devices, without having to purchase, carry and use multiple devices.”
MobileNavigator relies on the devices’ GPS receiver as well as the pre-loaded maps and critical data providing full function navigation capabilities when a cell signal is not available. Off-board navigation, in comparison, is dependent on a cell phone connection to download map and routing data. Therefore, no cell signal renders navigation useless or interrupted until a connection is re-established. According to the latest market data from Canalys, NAVIGON is the industry and market leader of on-board/perpetual navigation solutions for mobile phones in the U.S. with a market share of 23 percent.
NAVIGON’S hallmark navigation features for Android include Reality View™ Pro, Lane Assistant Pro, Speed Assistant and Day & Night Mode. NAVIGON’S sophisticated and elegant map views including branded POIs along the route are also included. The NAVIGON solution is equipped with maps of North America (US, Canada, Hawaii and Puerto Rico) from NAVTEQ®.
Key features of the NAVIGON MobileNavigator for Android phones:
Pricing and Availability
Expected in Spring 2010, the application will be available for a one-time fee.
Visit us at the International CES 2010 in Las Vegas. NAVIGON will be showcasing its latest products at the NAVTEQ booth (South Hall 4, booth #36226).
NAVIGON AG is a world-leading manufacturer of navigation systems. With its own portable navigation systems, and thanks to its partnership with reputable consumer electronics manufacturers, NAVIGON stands for high-quality GPS navigation PNDs and mobile phones. NAVIGON also provides professional navigation solutions such as driver-assistance features for the automotive OEM market. NAVIGON was founded in 1991, and employs over 400 workers in locations in Asia, Europe and North America. – NAVIGON. And the world is yours.
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