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Navigon iPhone GPS Launched in the US

German navigation solutions provider Navigon announced the introduction on the American market of the MobileNavigator, a software which allows any iPhone 3G equipped with Apple OS 3.0 to be turned into a navigation device.

By making the MobileNavigator for the iPhone available for users in North America, we are taking another major step towards the future market of GPS navigation on mobile phones,” Egon Minar, CEO of Navigon said in a release. “The combination of Navigon’s signature navigation features with typical functions from the iPhone creates an integrated and unique experience.

 
The big advantage of an iPhone based navigation system is that it does not require any subscription. The software can be downloaded and installed on the iPhone, allowing users to skip waiting for map downloads during the navigation. Key feature of the Navigon MobileNavigator solution are listed below.

  • Reality View Pro - photo-realistic 3D views with actual road signs and lane guidance
  • Lane Assistant Pro - lane map complete with arrows and actual road geometry.
  • Speed Assistant with adjustable audio-visual warning
  • Day & Night Mode for map display
  • Direct Access - navigation to contacts saved in the iPhone's address book.
  • Branded POIs and POIs along the route
  • 2D and 3D map view
  • Automatic switch between portrait and landscape format
  • Intelligent address entry
  • Real signpost display

Navigon's iPhone solution is available in the US for $99.99 and uses North American maps sourced from Navteq. Until mid-August, MobileNavigator is available for $69.99. Additional information can be found here.

Navigon's solution ranked in the top three best selling paid applications in Apple stores in three European countries during its first week on the market.

 
 
 
 
 

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