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NAVIGON Launches New Navigation Software for Smartphones

Germany's Top Navigation Software Provider Strengthens Its Hand in the U.S., Launching New Software That Transforms Smartphones

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- (CTIA Booth #566) -- NAVIGON, one of the world's leading suppliers of software for personal navigation devices, today announced the launch of new navigation software specially designed for use on smartphones. With MobileNavigator|6 Wireless Edition, carriers and handset makers can offer consumers the same rich, user-friendly navigation experience seen in today's high-end personal navigation devices.

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Already the best known brand name in navigation software in Germany, NAVIGON has big plans for the U.S. market -- and even bigger plans for the wireless space. MobileNavigator|6 Wireless Edition is based on NAVIGON's latest generation of software, MobileNavigator|6 Premium, built in partnership with the German applied research organization that invented the MP3 format, the Fraunhofer Institute. MobileNavigator|6 Wireless Edition was designed to deliver dynamic navigation on smaller screen sizes and to work with touch screen and button functionality, common parameters on smart phones.

MobileNavigator|6 Wireless Edition supports more smartphone platforms than any other navigation software provider, among them J2ME, Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone, Windows 2003 Phone Edition, Palm OS, and Symbian operating systems. Significantly, the software accommodates both onboard (media-based) and off-board (server-based) models. Onboard models place software and map on the smartphone whereas off-board lets users call into a remote server to download dynamic turn-by-turn directions and maps onto their smartphones.

"With our Wireless Edition, our goal was to provide handset users with the same high quality and user-friendly navigation experience offered by personal navigation devices. It's the natural next step in the evolution of the category," said Andreas Hecht, SVP and General Manager for the Americas for NAVIGON. "We built MobileNavigator|6 Wireless Edition to transform any smart phone into a fully-functional personal navigation device."

MobileNavigator|6 Wireless Edition is based on NAVIGON's successful MobileNavigator(TM) navigation brand software, widely deployed on popular personal navigation devices marketed by the world's leading brand names in consumer electronics.

About NAVIGON

NAVIGON creates navigation software solutions for some of the world's best-known brands in consumer electronics. Founded in Germany in 1991, NAVIGON invented the world's first personal GPS navigation product-and today ranks as Germany's most trusted name in navigation. NAVIGON continues to break new ground in the sector with the recent release of onboard and off-board navigation software created specifically for cell and smartphones. NAVIGON is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, with offices throughout Europe, the U.S., and Asia.

NAVIGON USA headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit http://www.navigonusa.com/ .

CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment September 12-14 2006 Los Angeles Convention Center Booth #566

NAVIGON

CONTACT: Peg Herbst, NAVIGON, +1-773-510-7258, or
[email protected] ; or Catherine Hosinski, for NAVIGON, +1-312-233-1242,
or [email protected]

Web site: http://www.navigon.com/
http://www.navigonusa.com/

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