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Feb. 12, 2009
Telenav Press Release:  

TeleNav Launches GPS Navigation Service For Android Phones
TeleNav GPS Navigator™ available later this month on the T-Mobile G1™

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – February 12, 2009 – Beginning February 24, 2009, T-Mobile G1 customers will have access to full-color, 3D, turn-by-turn GPS navigation from TeleNav. The service includes speech recognition, traffic alerts with one-click rerouting, more than 10 million business listings, gas prices, weather updates and restaurant reviews. TeleNav GPS Navigator will be available for a free 30-day trial on TeleNav's Web site. After the free period, customers can continue the service for $9.99 per month for unlimited use. TeleNav GPS Navigator is also expected to be available in the Android Market later this year. “TeleNav has become synonymous with mobile phone GPS navigation. It is relied upon by millions of mobile customers,” said Sal Dhanani, co-founder and senior director of marketing. “It was important to us that we build a great application for Android and the G1 so that customers with this phone would have a remarkable experience. The device’s large, beautiful touch screen creates an incredible navigation experience when combined with our software.” TeleNav GPS Navigator includes full-color 3D moving maps along with voice and on-screen turn-by-turn driving directions. Navigation is available in both landscape and portrait mode. If drivers miss a turn, they will automatically be rerouted. TeleNav GPS Navigator also includes speech recognition for both address entry and business search. On the T-Mobile G1, customers simply press one button and say the name of a business or the address and TeleNav GPS Navigator will provide directions. TeleNav GPS Navigator includes listings of more than 10 million businesses and services, including restaurants, hotels, shopping malls and banks - providing users access to restaurant ratings and reviews as well as phone numbers for business listings. The service also includes frequently updated gas price listings so drivers can look for the cheapest gas in their area or along their route. Additionally, TeleNav GPS Navigator includes location-based weather information. Customers can see current weather conditions as well as a five-day forecast for their present location or for a destination of their choice in the U.S. Once on the road, TeleNav GPS Navigator monitors each specific route and will proactively search for traffic congestion or incidents. Customers will be alerted to traffic problems, both audibly and on-screen, and can choose to find another route to their location by just pressing one button. TeleNav customers also have the ability to set daily traffic commute alerts. At the requested times, TeleNav GPS Navigator will send an email alert with a summary of current traffic conditions and delays for their routes, helping users decide when to get on the road in order to avoid traffic congestion. Subscribers can preplan trips online by accessing their account through My TeleNav at www.telenav.com. Additionally, the My TeleNav Internet browser plug-in for Internet Explorer®, Firefox® or Google® toolbars provides subscribers an easy way to send addresses to their phone from any Web page. Users can simply highlight an address and click the TeleNav button on their toolbar. The address will be automatically added to My TeleNav for later use. All TeleNav users can download the free plug-in at http://www.telenav.com/support/plugins/. Finally, with advanced preference enhancements, TeleNav customers have the flexibility to choose whether to avoid all high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and toll roads. In addition, subscribers can pause and resume the navigation at any time they choose, as well as set the map display colors to a ‘nighttime’ mode for easier viewing at night. To sign up for a 30-day free trial of TeleNav GPS Navigator, T-Mobile G1 customers can visit http://www.telenav.com/gps-navigator/t-mobile-g1-phone/ or contact TeleNav at 1.88.TeleNav.4 (1.888.353.6284) or at care@telenav.com.

Media Contacts

Mary Beth Lowell

Corporate and Mobile
425-531-0122 phone
marybethl@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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