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NAVIGATION: Easy PocketNAV releases OnCourse Navigator 6 for Pocket PC
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 03.04.07 - 09:59:09 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 10894x
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There is a new GPS navigation in town, this time from Easy PocketNAV, Inc which announces its latest version of OnCourse Navigator GPS Navigation software powered by Nav N Go Kft (the creator of iGO navigation software)
OnCourse Navigator 6 (OCN6) is designed to make navigation on a Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PC as easy to use as a Personal Navigation device (PND). User will simply insert a pre-programmed memory card included with OCN6, the software will be installed within 30 seconds and ready to use. No activation, no software registration, no copying of maps is required.

OCN6 comes with pre-programmed memory card of 1 GB and 2 GB with the latest map data from TeleAtlas date Jan 2007. OCN6 comes preloaded road maps of entire USA and Canada (Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam included) as well as over 3.5 millions points of interest in a 1 GB version and 12.5 millions on the 2 GB version.

Joe Kee, president of Easy PocketNAV, Inc, said, "We are very happy to find our new partner, Nav N Go Kft to power our next generation of OnCourse Navigation software. Nav N Go Kft has a team of talented software developers that is capable to bring radical changes to the mobile navigation technologies. They continuously develop user friendly application that delight and amaze users everywhere. With this new concept of delivering GPS software on a pre-programmed memory card and without the need to register or activate the product, we think this is the ultimate "Plug & Go" navigation system for the Pocket PC Phones and PDAs!

OCN6 Highlights:

  • Plug & Go - Insert the included memory card into your device, OCN6 will automatically launch, installed in a few seconds and you are ready to GO!
  • Easy to use - Simple and intuitive menus give you the perfect navigation experience.
  • Stunning 3D - Impressive 3D navigation view with smart zoom to automatically zoom in for each turn and zooms out right after you made a turn.
  • Detailed maps of USA and Canada pre-loaded - Seamless navigation across North America, for example Los Angeles to Toronto.
  • Choice of 3 or 12 million POIs packages - Easily locate restaurants, hotels, gas stations and more. POI database covers a huge 3 millions listing on OCN6 Deluxe edition and 12 millions listings on OCN6 Premium.
  • Zero Risk: 30-day, 100% no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.

New Features of OCN6:

  • Tunnel Mode: This function allows the program to continue navigating even when the GPS signal is lost, by using the last recorded speed and the planned route, until the next maneuver. So in tunnels or among tall buildings, the software will pinpoint your position even if the GPS unit loses the signal for several seconds.
  • Address book and Telephone functions: People who use the address book function in their PDA or a pocket PC that has telephone functionality will be glad to see this. OCN6 automatically imports the contents of the address book to your personal POIs, letting you see your contacts’ location on the map. This makes entering destinations easier, since all you have to do is click on the names of people or businesses stored in the list. Every contact can be stored with three different addresses (Home, Business, and Other). Another useful feature: you can call the numbers stored with the POIs directly from OCN6, even while navigating.
  • Smart Keyboard: A useful innovation: when searching for addresses with the keyboard, only keys for possible next letters are active. The others are inactive and grayed out.
  • Smarter Address Searching: This is another feature that speeds up address searches: when you enter the number of a street address, the list of popular street names is filtered. This is useful when searching for a street name that appears more than once in a city, in different parts of town. On the new OCN6, the only addresses that come up on the list are those where the number entered actually exists.
  • Expanded Route Planning: Thanks to a few modifications, OCN6 plans routes even faster than before. Now it even takes into account that trucks and buses make slower progress: in such vehicles, it calculates based on a slower speed and on different routes than for automobiles. This makes the estimated travel time even more accurate.
  • Smart Zoom: The road ahead of you always appears from the best possible angle, because as you are approaching a point, the map switches to 3D view, and as you move away, it gradually reverts to 2D. This makes browsing the map simpler and faster.

OCN6 is available from US$ 129.95 (for the 1 GB version) up to 145.00 US$ (for the 2 GB version) and Easy PocketNAV offers both - a miniSD and microSD card version (while the microSD card version has an additional premium fee). Please note - even if Easy PocketNAV talk about Windows Mobile smartphones in its press release, Windows Mobile based non-touchscreen smartphones (like the T-Mobile Dash or SamsungBlackJack) are not supported yet but OCN6 is designed to work with Windows Mobile Pocket PCs and Pocket PC Phone Editions only.

Cheers ~ Arne

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