Software International, Inc. today announced that LG Electronics has begun
shipping Destinator 9 on select smartphones. The turn-by-turn, voice-guided GPS
navigation software is currently shipping on the
LG GM730, LG's latest
Windows Mobile Professional smartphone, which features the S-Class UI overlay.
LG is launching smartphones with Destinator software in Singapore, with
subsequent product rollouts planned for other Asian countries, including India,
Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Destinator navigation and it's routing engine
is integrated on LG smartphones with other third-party applications including
GyPSii, the market-leading geo-mobility social networking platform and service.
LG GM730 smartphone users can now employ Destinator to get turn-by-turn
directions to any location from within the Gypsii application. Additionally,
Destinator 9 enables users to search for Points of Interest (POI) using most of
the popular search engines as well as browse through their contacts or text
messaging inbox to choose a destination address.
The newest version of Destinator is said to deliver the mobile industry's
highest quality user experience in navigation devices, with a host of new
capabilities and features designed to get people to their destinations easily,
quickly, and safely. Users can find information faster with fewer clicks using
innovative new features such as NavStrip, Tap N Go, Online Search, StickyPOI,
and Gesture Recognition.
Audio and visual turn-by-turn navigation features include an on-screen speed
limit indicator with audible warning; broad geographic map coverage with current
maps from multiple sources; optional visual lane guidance to eliminate confusion
at complicated interchanges; optional safety camera support; and support for all
Cheers ~ Arne