SOURCE: TeleNav Inc.
January 22, 2008 00:01 ET
T-Mobile UK Launches Mobile Phone GPS Navigation With TeleNav
Driving Directions Now Easily Available to Mobile Customers
LONDON--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) -
Key features of TeleNav GPS Navigator™:
-- Unlimited access to full-colour 3D moving maps; voice and on-screen
turn-by-turn driving directions throughout Europe
-- Millions of business listings to quickly look up local businesses and
services in easy to navigate categories
-- Easy address entry through key pad, or preplanning on website
-- Pedestrian mode for walking through city centre streets
-- Available for download on the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8310,
BlackBerry® 8800, BlackBerry® 8700, BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8100 and
BlackBerry® 7130 smartphones*
Pictures of TeleNav GPS Navigator on T-Mobile devices are available on
T-Mobile today announces it is the first operator in the UK to launch
TeleNav GPS Navigator, the award winning GPS satnav system for mobile
phones. Developed by TeleNav, the
service is immediately available on a variety of BlackBerry smartphones on
T-Mobile and includes GPS-enabled, turn-by-turn voice and on-screen driving
directions, addresses and directions to business and community locations,
as well as full-colour, 3D moving maps. T-Mobile customers will now receive
the benefits of an
in-car navigation system combined with the added convenience and
portability of mobile phones.
"We are delighted to be the first operator to offer this solution to our
Blackberry users. GPS navigation is becoming more popular each year and,
through TeleNav, we can offer T-Mobile customers a service that is even
better than traditional navigation devices," said Daniel Meredith, head of
Handset and Device Marketing, T-Mobile UK.
Features of TeleNav GPS Navigator include:
-- Voice and on-screen turn-by-turn driving directions -- Customers key
in their destination, or preplan it on www.telenav.eu, and TeleNav GPS
Navigator calculates their route. As they drive, they will get up-to-the
minute guidance and will automatically be re-routed if they miss a turn.
Users can also preview their routes before they begin driving and specify
preferences including taking the shortest or fastest route and if they want
TeleNav to speak the street names.
-- Full-colour 3D moving maps -- Drivers can see colourful maps of their
current location or an entered address and can pan and zoom around the map
to view surrounding streets.
-- Biz Finder™ -- Users can look up businesses and services, including
ATMs, Wi-Fi hot spots, restaurants, hotels and petrol stations and either
easily navigate to them with the click of a button or place a telephone
call to them from their handset.
-- Spot Marker -- Customers can mark waypoints to help find their way
back to a location or to mark points of interest.
-- Pedestrian mode -- TeleNav GPS Navigator can also be used while
walking, to help guide users on long walks or through crowded city centre
-- My Favorites -- Users can save many addresses for easy access in the
"There is no reason that anyone needs to invest in an expensive, in-car
navigation system or a separate navigation device anymore," said Ian
Tredgett, business director for TeleNav's European operations. "TeleNav GPS
Navigator offers T-Mobile customers the same peace of mind and even more
features. We developed our solution to exceed customer expectations, and we
look forward to delighting T-Mobile customers with our commitment to
service and satisfaction."
Mobile customers can sign up for the service and also purchase the
Bluetooth GPS receiver online at www.telenavshop.co.uk, by calling + 44 20
7519 5052 (UK), or by email at email@example.com.
*The BlackBerry® 8700, BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8100 and BlackBerry®
7130 require the use of a Bluetooth GPS receiver.
About T-Mobile UK
T-Mobile is one of the world's largest mobile operators with more than 112
million customers worldwide and in the UK it is the network of choice for
approaching 17 million customers, making it one of the largest networks.
T-Mobile has a range of innovative products and services such as Flext, a
unique tariff with flexible pricing; U-Fix, a tariff that combines
pay-as-you-go and a monthly contract and web'n'walk, which enables
customers to surf websites on the move. T-Mobile's network coverage is
among the best in the UK (over 99% of the UK population) with one of the
lowest dropped call rates. It offers the largest worldwide Wi-Fi network,
with over 1,000 HotSpots in business-friendly locations in the UK and
21,000 worldwide, and offers the fastest 3G network across the UK with
speeds of up to 1.8mb per second.
For more information about T-Mobile UK, please visit www.t-mobile.co.uk
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 15 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), asset GPS tracking (AVL), social networking and local search. The
company's flagship product, TeleNav GPS Navigator™, is comparable to
in-car systems found in luxury vehicles, offering a superior experience
with functionality, such as automatically-updated maps and business
locations, full color 3D moving maps, traffic alerts and one-click
location-sharing, business reviews, speech recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot
lowest-price fuel finder and more. TeleNav's enterprise application,
TeleNav Track, incorporates GPS-enabled tracking, time sheets, wireless
forms and navigation. TeleNav Track is a widely adopted service with over
8,000 customer organizations using it today.
TeleNav products are available on more than 200 wireless devices and run on
all major mobile platforms currently available. TeleNav's partners include
Sprint Nextel, AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Alltel, Boost Mobile, Qwest,
SouthernLINC Wireless, Rogers, Bell Mobility, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile
Austria, China Mobile, Vivo Brazil, NII Holdings, Research In Motion (RIM),
Motorola, Samsung, Sanyo, LG, Palm, HTC, Hewlett Packard, Nokia, NAVTEQ,
Tele Atlas, deCarta, INRIX, Qualcomm and SiRF Technology Holdings.
For more information on TeleNav, please visit www.telenav.com or
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