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SERVICE: O2 Germany launches free Off-Board GPS Navigation for Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 11.05.10 - 11:01:16 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 14849x
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Telefónica O2 Germany gives its customers a complete navigation system, effective immediately. It doesn’t matter whether you are travelling by car or on foot: almost any GPS-enabled mobile phone will become a pocketsized route planner with Telmap Navigation - including the latest traffic information from ADAC. Telmap Navigation uses spoken and graphical navigation instructions to guide the user to the desired destination in a precise and step-by-step manner. It is as reliable and easy as a conventional navigation system in a car. The solution is also ideal for pedestrians. For example, you can navigate to the most important sights when visiting a city and at the same time it will show you any bars, restaurants or hotels that are close by.

O2 offers this service to its customers for free - regardless of whether it is a prepaid or fixed-term agreement. The only fees are for the mobile data transmission. Thus, using the mobile surf flat rate from O2 is recommended.

The requirement is a GPS-enabled mobile phone. Effective immediately, the application is preinstalled on many new GPS-enabled mobile phones. Customers who are already using GPS-enabled mobile phones can download the new solution directly to their phones at Corresponding clients are already available, for example for Android and Windows Mobile smartphones like the Motorola Milestone, HTC HD2, Samsung Galaxy and Sony Ericsson W995. A version for Palm webOS smartphones is planned for the summer of 2010.

Cheers ~ Arne

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