Press Room


Dec. 17, 2007
Telenav Press Release:  

TeleNav Reveals Cell Phone Navigation Users' Most Popular Holiday Shopping and Dining Destinations
Identifies top ten local points of interest (POI) searched in the retail and food category

Sunnyvale, Calif. – December 17, 2007—Have you ever wondered where all those people on the roads are going during the holiday shopping season? For those inquiring minds, TeleNav has identified the top ten local listing searches conducted by its community using the Business Finder feature of the TeleNav GPS Navigator™ service.

The top ten POI inquiries in the retail and food category from Black Friday (November 23) to December 13, 2007, listed by popularity, were:

  1. Wal-Mart
  2. Starbucks
  3. Best Buy
  4. Target
  5. Home Depot
  6. Sprint
  7. Radio Shack
  8. Lowe’s
  9. Costco
  10. McDonald’s

“New stores and restaurants are opening every day and traditional maps and online directions aren’t always up-to-date. TeleNav GPS Navigator has the advantage of having ongoing wireless access to more up-to-date information,” said HP Jin, TeleNav president, CEO and co-founder. “It’s even more important during the holiday season for consumers to quickly locate and navigate to retail destinations. It’s very interesting to see what individuals are searching for this time of year. This information can help us build additional features into the service to better meet customer demands.”

TeleNav GPS Navigator is a cell phone navigation service that provides voice and on-screen turn-by-turn directions. TeleNav also includes more than ten million points of interest, including malls, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels and gas stations by price. To learn more about TeleNav GPS Navigator, as well as sign up for a free 30-day trial, please visit www.telenav.com.

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Media Contacts

Mary Beth Lowell

Corporate and Mobile
425-531-0122 phone
marybethl@telenav.com

Mark Burfeind

Automotive
206-240-3970 phone
markb@telenav.com

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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