HAMBURG, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The iPhone is extremely multitalented - and is now becoming even more versatile. Because now iPhone users can also equip their device in Apple's App Store with the MobileNavigator from NAVIGON. The navigation software transforms any iPhone 3G equipped with the new Apple OS 3.0 operating system and any iPhone 3G S into a complete navigation device with pathbreaking functions.

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Destination reached: NAVIGON is the first sized navigation company to have achieved development of a professional onboard navigation solution for the iPhone - that means inclusively a full GPS-navigation and map material installed on the phone, on which basis the routing works. The MobileNavigator software previously has been adapted exactly to the iPhone's typical operating functions. After successful and intensive tests, the NAVIGON software is available now at the App Stores in Europe. North America will be following shortly, Australia is in preparation. 'With the MobileNavigator, the iPhone 3G and the new iPhone 3G S are completed to be full functional navigation devices, and, as such, is now an almost indispensable and always insertable travel companion at home and abroad, says Gerhard Mayr, Vice President World-Wide Mobile Phone New Markets at NAVIGON. The only requirement for using the MobileNavigator on the iPhone: the new Apple OS 3.0 operating system. By making the MobileNavigator navigation software internationally available for the iPhone, NAVIGON is taking another significant step towards the future market of navigation through mobile phones. How much the iPhone customers have been waiting for a professional navigation software, one can easily recognize at the App Store. After only two days of availability, the MobileNavigator is one of the most popular applications there, according to Egon Minar, CEO of NAVIGON.

The MobileNavigator for the iPhone will be available in two versions step by step: already now, the full version for Europe is available in the App Store, afterwards the LITE version, which is free of charge and also runs on iPod Touch devices and has no active route guidance, but is equipped with the latest map material and the capability of displaying POIs (points of interest) in the vicinity. A simulation-routing function additionally shows, which possibilities the GPS-navigation with the MobileNavigator offers - the full version including complete navigation functions guides its users reliably to the destination. This one is available until end of June for the special price of 74,99 Euro with Europe maps for 40 countries. A regional map version[1] for the time limited rate of 49,99 Euro follows very soon. From July on, the regional full version will cost 69,99 Euro in the App Store, with map material covering 40 countries: 99,99 Euro.

Functions, standing out from the market

A comprehensive feature package, including Reality View Pro, Lane Assistant Pro, Speed Assistant and Day Night Mode component as well as the opportunity, to show POIs along the route, make the MobileNavigator stand out from the market explicitly. In addition, the software has been precisely adapted to the iPhone's specific functionality, meaning that typical smartphone user functions also benefit navigation. As such, the map display, for example, switches automatically from portrait to landscape view as soon as the iPhone is turned 90 degrees. With the help of an intelligent opportunity of entering the address, the destination is chosen immediately. There is also the option of navigating directly to an address from saved contacts. If the iPhone is used for telephoning during navigation, the software resumes automatically after the call has ended. The MobileNavigator for the iPhone has been integrated in the device's intuitive user guidance and therefore offers comfortable, secure and professional navigation in any situation at home and abroad. That means: NAVIGON quality in pocket format, attests Gerhard Mayr.

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NAVIGON AG is a world-leading manufacturer of navigation systems. With its own portable navigation systems, and thanks to its partnership with reputable consumer electronics manufacturers, NAVIGON stands for high-quality GPS navigation on pocket PCs, PNDs and mobile phones. NAVIGON also provides professional navigation solutions such as driver-assistance features for the automotive OEM market. NAVIGON was founded in 1991, and employs over 400 workers in locations in Asia, Europe and North America. - NAVIGON. And the world is yours.


[1] Country specific map material first for Europe, then DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), UK (first step), BeNeLux, Nordics, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy (second step), later on: North America and then Australia.

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