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Sept. 23, 2005
Telenav Press Release:  

Televigation changes name to "TeleNav, Inc."
New Corporate Identity Builds On The Strength Of The TeleNav® Brand

Televigation, Inc., North America's leading provider of wireless Location Based Services (LBS) today announced it has changed its name to "TeleNav, Inc.". The new name comes from Televigation's leading mobile phone Navigation brand TeleNav®, which, over the last two years has become synonymous with mobile phone navigation. TeleNav is North America's original mobile phone GPS Navigation service and is similar to in-car GPS systems found in luxury vehicles, but only costs a fraction of the price of in-car GPS systems. "Everyone knows us as TeleNav so it made a lot of sense to have one corporate brand. Consumers, wireless carriers, analysts and businesses can now call us by one name - TeleNav," said Dr. HP Jin, president and CEO of TeleNav. "The new name is 100% in line with our vision of bringing GPS Navigation to everyone. We firmly believe that the mobile phone is a great form factor to deliver GPS Navigation and we aim to continue to set the bar in the mobile phone GPS Navigation industry." TeleNav, Inc. was started in 1999 with the vision of bringing turn-by-turn GPS Navigation to all via mobile phones. TeleNav launched North America's first mobile phone GPS Navigation service in January 2003 bringing true GPS turn-by-turn navigation to North American subscribers. Since then TeleNav has clearly established itself as the dominant provider of mobile phone GPS Navigation services and Location Based Services (LBS). TeleNav, Inc. has two product lines as of today: TeleNav GPS Navigator for the consumer market and TeleNav Treack a Mobile Resource Management service for businesses that want to effectively manage field assets and resources. TeleNav Track combines fleet tracking, workflow automation and GPS Navigation all in one fully integrated solution. For more information on TeleNav's portfolio of wireless Location Based Services and TeleNav hands free accessories, please visit www.telenav.com.

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About TeleNav

TeleNav, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer location-based services (LBS), enterprise LBS and automotive LBS with more than 24 million paying subscribers as of June 30, 2011. TeleNav's solutions provide consumers, wireless service providers, enterprises and automakers with location-specific, real-time, personalized services such as GPS navigation, local search, mobile advertising, mobile commerce, location tracking and workflow automation. TeleNav's technology is available across more than 600 types of mobile phones, all major mobile phone operating systems and a broad range of wireless network protocols. TeleNav's service providers and partners include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, Cincinnati Bell, Ford Motor Company, NII Holdings, QNX Software Systems, Rogers, Sprint Nextel, Telcel, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil.

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