SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) makes it easier and more fun for fans of the T-Mobile G1 to take a hike, climb a mountain or reel in the big one by using the power of their phone's Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The Trimble Outdoors(TM) application is now available on the G1, the first phone for the Android(TM) open software platform. Trimble Outdoors turns the G1 into a full-featured GPS navigator and geotagging tool for hiking, backpacking, fishing and other outdoor activities.
Combined with the Trimble Outdoors Web site at www.trimbleoutdoors.com, the Trimble Outdoors application is a complete outdoor trip planning, navigation and geotagging solution. With the application users can:
-- Review and plan trips online -- Send routes, maps and waypoints wirelessly to the G1 -- Use the phone as a full-featured GPS navigator to guide outdoor adventures -- Capture experiences with geotagged pictures, text and audio notes that can be shared online via the Trimble site, Facebook and Google Earth -- Take advantage of online logs, maps and tens of thousands of trips posted by other users
"We developed Trimble Outdoors for the G1 to give Android enthusiasts an easy, convenient and affordable solution for outdoor navigation," said Rich Rudow, managing director, Trimble Outdoors. "With Trimble Outdoors, G1 users can harness the power of GPS right from their phone to make the most of their trip. And there's less to pack because no other equipment is needed. Just grab your phone, head to the trail or waterway, and go."
Trimble Outdoors allows users to get maps of their locations, track routes with a GPS breadcrumb trail, and mark and edit waypoints along the way. The application also features a digital compass displaying the user's coordinates, speed and heading.
Availability and Pricing
Trimble Outdoors is now available for download on the T-Mobile G1 through the Android Market and Trimble Outdoors Web site at www.trimbleoutdoors.com/go/g1. For the first 30 days, the application is available at an introductory cost of $19.99.
About the T-Mobile G1
The T-Mobile G1 with Google delivers a premium, easy-to-use mobile Web and communications experience in one device. Working together, T-Mobile, Google and HTC integrated Android and T-Mobile services into the phone's form and function. The T-Mobile G1's vibrant, high-quality screen slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, great for communicating with friends online or using the phone's e-mail, IM and mobile messaging capabilities. As another option for accessing the device, the T-Mobile G1 comes equipped with a convenient trackball for more precise, one-handed navigation.
About Trimble Outdoors
Trimble Outdoors is a family of GPS-on-cellular applications for consumers. With Trimble Outdoors, consumers can use their GPS-enabled cell phones to navigate trails and highways, track workout performance, geocache, and create, manage and share those experiences with others. By leveraging Trimble's 30 years of commercial expertise in GPS, software, and communications, Trimble Outdoors delivers cost-effective and convenient position-based services that promote consumers' well-being, security and active lifestyle. For more information about Trimble Outdoors, visit www.TrimbleOutdoors.com.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and governments significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location - including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit Trimble's Web site at www.trimble.com.
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