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Oct. 22, 2007
Telenav Press Release:  

TeleNav Wins Two Gold Mobile Star Awards for Location-Based Services
Receives top rating in consumer and enterprise software categories

Sunnyvale, Calif. – October 22, 2007—TeleNav, Inc., the first company to launch a GPS service for cell phones in the U.S., today announced it has won two Gold Mobile Star Awards™ from MobileVillageŽ, the 14-year leader in market development and news services about mobile technology.

The annual Mobile Star Awards aim to honor and promote the best companies, products, deployments and leaders in mobile and wireless technology. Winners are chosen by subscribers to Go MobileŽ, MobileVillage’s free online newsletter sent to technology executives, mobile professionals, IT managers, developers and top tech journalists.

TeleNav has been recognized with the following awards:

  • Gold Star, Consumer Software: Navigation / Location-Based Services, for TeleNav GPS Navigator™ service
  • Gold Star, Enterprise Software: GPS / Location-Based Services, for TeleNav Track™ service

“Today there are more mobile and wireless products and more mobile users than ever before,” says MobileVillage Editor Gary Thayer. “So there’s a natural need for people to see and compare what’s out there. This year nearly 2,000 MobileVillage readers cast votes. These people have a great knowledge of mobile products and success stories, and are eager to share that knowledge with others.”

“The location-based services industry has seen tremendous growth and innovation over the past year, both in the consumer and enterprise markets,” said HP Jin, CEO and co-founder of TeleNav. “To be honored by MobileVillage readers for our innovation and leadership is testament to the creativity and dedication of the TeleNav team. We feel this award further validates our position as the emerging leader in consumer navigation services.”

TeleNav GPS Navigator provides turn-by turn, GPS-enabled voice and on-screen driving directions for mobile devices. The most recent version incorporates social-networking components such as location sharing and business reviews. The service also features real-time traffic alerts and one-click rerouting with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) always displayed.

TeleNav Track leverages GPS and wireless technologies to provide a complete mobile workforce management system. It includes a variety of essential business management features, including GPS-enabled tracking / reporting and navigation, wireless job dispatching, flexible wireless forms and wireless barcode scanning.

This year’s Mobile Star Awards winners are posted online at http://www.mobilevillage.com/awards.htm.

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