Aug. 5, 2009
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Aug. 4, 2009 – Whether it’s searching for popular nearby restaurants, navigating around traffic to meet friends at the movies, or checking for the cheapest gas prices that day, T-Mobile Sidekick LX '09 customers can now do all of this, and more, directly from their phone. TeleNav GPS Navigator, available via the T-Mobile Sidekick LX '09 Download Catalog, allows for turn-by-turn GPS navigation for driving or walking directions. The service is available for $9.99 per month for unlimited use.
TeleNav GPS Navigator includes full-color 3D moving maps along with voice and on-screen directions. If drivers miss a turn, they will automatically be rerouted. The service also includes speech recognition for both address entry and business search. 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 more than 10 million businesses and services, including restaurants, hotels, shopping malls and movie theaters - providing users access to restaurant ratings and reviews as well as phone numbers for business listings.
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 with the single push of a 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 known current traffic conditions and delays for their routes, helping users decide when to get on the road in order to minimize the impact of traffic congestion problems.
“If you’re a college student finding your way around a new town, a parent managing busy family schedules, or a heavy commuter trying to avoid traffic jams, TeleNav GPS Navigator is a great navigation companion,” said Sal Dhanani, co-founder and executive director of marketing for TeleNav. “With GPS capabilities and a large screen, the T-Mobile Sidekick LX '09 will help get customers where they need to go.”
TeleNav GPS Navigator 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 access 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.
Finally, with advanced preference enhancements, TeleNav customers have the flexibility to choose whether to avoid 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 find out more information about TeleNav GPS Navigator, please visit www.telenav.com. To subscribe to an RSS feed of TeleNav press releases, please go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/
Editor’s note: Representatives from TeleNav will be available to answer questions and provide a demonstration of TeleNav GPS Navigator on the T-Mobile Sidekick LX '09 at tonight’s gdgt launch party in San Francisco. The event runs from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at the DNA Lounge at 375 Eleventh Street.
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.Back to Press Release Index