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.
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.
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.
"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 navigation brand software, widely deployed on popular personal
navigation devices marketed by the world's leading brand names in consumer
Cheers ~ Arne