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Jul. 2, 2007
Telenav Press Release:  

Jem Telecom Launches Navigation Application Bundle for BlackBerry Smartphone Users

Leicester, United Kingdom– July 2, 2007 - Jem Telecom, a leading UK mobile data distributor of BlackBerry® smartphones, today announced the launch of its Navigation Solution Bundle aimed at UK business employees who spend a significant amount of time out of the office. The Navigation Solution Bundle is comprised of third party applications including the TeleNav GPS Navigator(tm), live traffic information from Traffic TV and journey planning tools from PlanaJourney. The package is priced at just £9.99 per month and is compatible* with the BlackBerry® Pearl(tm), the BlackBerry® 8800 and the BlackBerry® Curve(tm) smartphones. Jason Theakston, CEO of Jem Telecom said “Jem Telecom has collaborated with  organisations in the BlackBerry® ISV Alliance program to create a single source supply of a wide range of horizontal and vertical navigation application bundles for BlackBerry smartphone users. “Our unique hosting and managed service platform enables us to rapidly deploy applications, and provides our clients with a simple monthly subscription model. “Bundling applications improves ROI for our clients and delivers solutions that address the needs of different departments.” Satellite navigation developed by TeleNav, a world leader in mapping and navigation solutions, provides the user with detailed 3D moving maps, voice and on-screen driving directions. TeleNav GPS Navigator is capable of GPS-enabled location searches for nearby business addresses and other unique points of interest. Further features include optimised routing calculation for fastest or shortest in-car/pedestrian route, and direct dialling to points of interest such as restaurants, hotels and theatres. Traffic TV is the ultimate map based tool providing live traffic-delay information from Trafficmaster(tm) covering the entire UK motorway and main road network as well as CCTV camera pictures from over 600 camera sites. The Journey Planning tool from PlanaJourney, provides fast immediate access to public transport timetables covering tubes, trains, coaches, ferries and flights. It is simple to use and provides information about the shortest journey times with the least number of changes for each departure time. Jem Telecom’s partner Pearl Medical is a UK provider of mobile communications and mobile medical applications to healthcare professionals.  Today Pearl Medical promotes the new range of navigation tools; satellite navigation, live traffic information and journey planning tools for BlackBerry smartphones, to its members to further aid the mobilisation of healthcare. Philip May, Director of Pearl Medical, said:  “We are pleased to have partnered with Jem Telecom to offer this comprehensive range of navigation tools to our members.  As healthcare becomes more mobile, with patient care being delivered in the home more frequently, I believe the introduction of these new tools will help medical practitioners get about more easily.” * The new range of navigation solutions works out of the box for the BlackBerry 8800 smartphone which has built-in GPS. A separate GPS receiver must be used in conjunction with the BlackBerry Pearl or BlackBerry Curve smartphones to take advantage of location based services.

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About TeleNav

TeleNav, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer location-based services (LBS), enterprise LBS and automotive LBS. 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 500 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, Rogers, Sprint Nextel, Telcel, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil.

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About Jem Telecom

Jem Telecom has over four years experience selling and assisting the IT industry to deliver BlackBerry solutions in the UK. Jem Telecom specialises in deployments of the BlackBerry platform and applications, and is a BlackBerry® Systems Integrator Alliance Member(tm). Jem Telecom delivers third party applications that are simple to use and ‘plug and play’ offerings to bespoke customised projects. For further information visit or contact sales at +44 (0) 870 116 2222. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.