San Diego, California — October 11, 2011 — CTIA Enterprise and Applications 2011 — TeleNav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV), one of the largest global wireless location-based services providers, today announced a more personalized GPS search, traffic and navigation experience for Android devices. TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 goes beyond turn-by-turn directions to help on-the-go people run errands around town, explore and discover what's around them, or commute to work or school.
TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 uses a new, unique home screen, called "My Dashboard ™" for quick and easy access to what on-the-go people need every day. The redesigned interface includes a map of the user's current location with real-time traffic overlay and customizable "Home" and "Work" buttons to show current drive times based on live traffic.
TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 also includes smoother and faster map rendering, enhancing features such as live traffic, red light cameras and satellite view map layers. The application includes Multi Routes™ which recommends up to three routes to the destination with distance and estimated drive times based on traffic conditions. Users can review information for each route and select the option that best fits their personal driving needs. To further personalize the navigation experience, drivers have the option to use fun, custom car icons such as a sports car, hot rod, tank, space ship, motorcycle and more.
TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 not only accurately guides drivers to their destination; it also provides people with many useful features along the way to make it easier to drive and arrive with more confidence and less stress. The application includes "Cockpit View," a feature that shows roads and street names that zoom into view for a better navigational experience, and "Junction View," which informs drivers which lane to be in to make complex lane changes simple and easy. When combined with other existing features, such as turn-by-turn directions with street names, 2D and 3D moving maps and traffic avoidance, TeleNav provides drivers with all of the information they need to safely reach their destination.
Also new to TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1, customizable Android widgets have been added for quick access to the information that on-the-go people need and use every day. Three TeleNav widgets are available for download on the Android home screen, including a map of the user's current location, a one-box search field, and navigation with Home and Work commute times. In addition, shortcuts in the navigation and search widgets make it even easier to access popular Places categories and local traffic.
"While other navigation apps tend to only focus on getting you from point A to point B, we believe there is tremendous value in a more personalized navigation experience that is tailored to your daily needs," said Sal Dhanani, co-founder and vice president of products for TeleNav. "From My Dashboard to widgets, car icons to Multi Routes, drivers are looking for a more personally relevant experience."
Find out where to go, how to get there and what to do when you get there with TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1.
TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 brings personalized navigation and search to Android phones from Sprint running Android 2.3, Gingerbread, such as the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch and LG Marquee, as well as HTC EVO 3D, Kyocera Milano and Samsung Replenish. Tablets from Sprint running Android 3.0 and higher, known as Honeycomb, will also include the app. TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 will be available later this month at no additional charge with Sprint's Everything Data and Simply Everything plans, with optional premium features such as lane assist, speed trap, red light camera, speed limit notification and commute reports available for an additional $4.99 per month. The custom car icons are available through an in-app purchase for $.99 each. TeleNav expects My Dashboard and other TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 features to be available on other platforms in the near future.
Representatives from TeleNav will be available to demonstrate this new technology at CTIA's Pepcom media event this evening from 7:00pm – 10:00pm PT at The Marriott Marquis in San Diego, California.
TeleNav, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer location-based services (LBS), enterprise LBS and automotive LBS with more than 24 million paying subscribers as of June 30, 2011. 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 600 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, QNX Software Systems, Rogers, Sprint Nextel, Telcel, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil.
The Blueshirt Group (for TeleNav)