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Jan 5, 2006
Telenav Press Release:  

TeleNav GPS Navigator Adds Moving Maps and Voice Personalities to Enhance Navigation Experience

Drivers can now receive on-demand audible GPS directions from voice personalities and see their exact location on a full color moving map, with the launch of the latest version of TeleNav, a mobile phone-based GPS navigation application. Voice personalities include Santa Claus, a New York City cab driver and many others. To find out which wireless carriers offer the TeleNav service visit www.telenav.com. TeleNav is the first mobile phone-based GPS navigation application that offers, turn-by-turn driving directions, full color moving maps and also audible driving directions through voice personalities. "We have been looking for ways to enhance and personalize the GPS navigation experience so that it meets the demands of our customers," said Dr. HP Jin, president and CEO of TeleNav. "The addition of our moving maps and voice personalities give consumers the features they want, at a price they can afford." Unlike an in-car system, customers can use TeleNav by speaking a destination into an interactive voice response (IVR) system, or by keying in the address on the handset. Once the destination is specified, a route is calculated and TeleNav provides real-time, audible and graphical turn-by-turn directions over the mobile device. For trip planning, users can also enter multiple destination addresses using the TeleNav website at www.telenav.com. The TeleNav service also includes a Business Finder that can help users find nearby banks, restaurants, hotels or other businesses, and get driving directions with the touch of a button. TeleNav also automatically updates mapping and business listing data, saving consumers time and money. The TeleNav GPS service is available starting at just $9.99 per month. The current voice personalities are available for free.

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