NAVIGON Announces Next Generation Smartphone Navigation Apps
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NAVIGON Announces Next Generation Smartphone Navigation Apps

Next Generation Android and iPhone Apps Include New Map Management and Simplified User Interface;
Navigation App for Windows Phone 7 to Launch this Year

BERLIN — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 1, 2011NAVIGON AG, a leading provider of mobile phone on-board navigation, today announced the second generation of its award-winning navigation apps for Android devices and the iPhone will be available this fall. The new versions redefine core elements of smartphone navigation, including an industry first approach to map management and updates, an even more effortless and intuitive user interface, and new features not found in any other navigation app. Current Android and iPhone users are eligible for free upgrades to the new versions. In addition, NAVIGON is making its successful navigation app available for Windows Phone 7 later this year.

Navigation has become more complex over the past several years, so NAVIGON redesigned its iPhone app ...

Navigation has become more complex over the past several years, so NAVIGON redesigned its iPhone app user interface to provide a better overview and make it easier to use. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Over the last two years, we’ve continuously added new features to our navigation apps, transforming them into the most feature-rich smartphone GPS apps available,” said Gerhard Mayr, NAVIGON vice-president of worldwide mobile phones and new markets. “For our new generation of apps, we went back to the drawing board to see how we could elevate smartphone navigation to the next level. Feedback from our users suggests that a better way to manage and update maps and a more intuitive user interface are top priorities.”

Next Generation Android and iPhone Navigation Apps

NAVIGON’s navigation apps for Android devices and the iPhone include the following new features:

* Downloading map regions requires a WIFI connection.

Windows Phone 7 App Coming Soon

NAVIGON’s premium navigation app soon will be available for Windows Phone 7 users. The app includes many signature features that have made NAVIGON’s apps successful on Android devices and the iPhone, including on-board maps, spoken turn-by-turn directions, visual lane guidance, live traffic information and rerouting, among many other features. NAVIGON’s new app runs on Windows Phone 7.5 and also takes advantage of new features made available to developers with this new release. These features include the augmented reality function Reality Scanner, which provides an instant and effortless way of identifying nearby destinations while on foot; an option to select address information directly from the phone’s contact list; and the ability to save a favorite or home address as a shortcut on the start screen.

For more information, please visit: www.navigon.com.

Find NAVIGON on:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NAVIGON_US
Facebook: www.navigon.com/facebook
Flickr: www.navigon.com/flickr
YouTube: www.navigon.com/youtube

About NAVIGON AG – a GARMIN company:

Germany-based NAVIGON AG was founded in 1991 and is a leading supplier of satellite navigation products. In July 2011, the company was acquired by Garmin Ltd. and operates as a fully-owned subsidiary. The NAVIGON brand offers mobile navigation devices (PNDs), smartphone navigation applications, and solutions for the automotive OEM industry.

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Contact:

NAVIGON AG
Johan-Till Broer, +1 312 307 93 79
Public Relations Manager
Email Contact
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or
Public Relations for NAVIGON
Sarah Duckett, +1 415-203-7442
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