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Aug. 7, 2007
Telenav Press Release:  

TeleNav GPS Navigator Now Available on HTC Advantage
First mobile computer of its kind to offer 3D turn-by-turn driving directions, traffic alerts and rerouting, local business search and gas price finder

Sunnyvale, Calif. – August 7, 2007 – With the HTC Advantage, business travelers can now experience features and capabilities of a portable notebook PC without the hassle of carrying around a bulky device. Starting today, these customers can also purchase TeleNav GPS Navigator to gain instant access to GPS-enabled driving directions from their Advantage devices. This is the first mobile computer of its kind to support TeleNav GPS Navigator. “Whether they need it for business travel or as part of their daily commute, TeleNav GPS Navigator is a feature-rich service that executives can use all the time,” said Peter Chou, chief executive officer of HTC. “The HTC Advantage’s built-in GPS and large 5-inch colorful display make GPS Navigation a perfect application to use.” TeleNav GPS Navigator on the HTC Advantage includes full-color, 3D moving maps, voice and on-screen navigation, more than 10 million business listings in North America and lowest gas prices for nearby stations. The service also includes real-time traffic alerts, allowing users to route around traffic with the click of one-button. Additionally, HTC Advantage customers can use TeleNav GPS Navigator to find nearby Wi-Fi hotspots, where they can then leverage the Advantage’s built-in Wi-Fi capability. “We developed TeleNav GPS Navigator to work on hundreds of phones and smartphones, but this is the first time it is available on a device like the HTC Advantage,” said Dr. HP Jin, president, CEO and co-founder of TeleNav. “Our service is a natural fit for users of this extremely portable, yet powerful, device.”

Features of TeleNav GPS Navigator include:

Voice and on-screen turn-by-turn driving directions – Customers type in or use voice recognition to call-in destinations, and TeleNav GPS Navigator computes the routes. While driving, users get up-to-the minute guidance, including street names, and will automatically be re-routed if a turn is missed. Full-color 3D moving maps – Just like an in-car navigation system, the 3D maps turn, move and stop along with the driver, while also displaying a realistic image of the streets the driver is approaching and passing. Users can also pan and zoom around the map to view surrounding streets. “My TeleNav” Web site access – It is easy to preplan trips, save addresses and manage personal accounts online at www.telenav.com . Subscribers can save locations in their “My Favorites” folder and they automatically download on their device the next time they launch TeleNav GPS Navigator. Biz Finder (local search) – Customers can look up more than 10 million businesses and services, including ATMs, restaurants, hotels, Wi-Fi hotspots and gas stations, and easily navigate to them with the click of a button. Biz Finder also allows users to quickly look up and call the phone number for a business, saving money on unnecessary 411 directory calls. Real-time traffic alerts and one-click rerouting –TeleNav GPS Navigator monitors each specific route and will proactively search every five minutes for traffic congestion or incidents. Customers will be alerted, both audibly and on-screen, and can choose to find a faster route to their location by pressing one button. Fuel Finder – TeleNav GPS Navigator includes updated gas prices for local gas stations, and provides driving directions to the station with the lowest gas prices. Spot Marker – Users can mark waypoints to help find their way back to a location or to record points of interest. Pedestrian Mode –TeleNav GPS Navigator can also be used while walking, to help guide customers through crowded downtown streets or back to a parked car. The HTC Advantage is now available through CompUSA and Amazon.com. TeleNav GPS Navigator for the HTC Advantage is preloaded and a subscription can be purchased directly from the device. Ongoing subscription to the service is $9.99 per month for unlimited use. Customers with questions may get more information by visiting www.telenav.com or by calling 1-888-TeleNav-4 (1-888-353-6284).

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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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