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Windows Phone 7 gets its first turn-by-turn Navigation app

Article by: Mike Barrett
Date: 25 Oct 2010

pocketgpsworld.comTelmap have just announced the release of the Telmap5 navigation application for Windows Phone 7. Windows Phone 7 was launched 2 weeks ago by Microsoft in a bid to regain marketshare in the Smartphone market currently dominated by Android, Apple, and Blackberry, all of which have mature Navigation applications available.

Telmap5 is already available on most mobile platforms including the existing Windows Mobile devices. Adding Windows Phone 7 opens up Navigation on the newest mobile operating system, and will no doubt herald a flood of announcements from other navigation software providers.

Currently the Telmap5 Windows Phone 7 software is only available in Singapore from SingTel.

The Telmap press release follows:

Telmap releases the first search, mapping and navigation solution for Windows Phone 7

Telmap provides a true location experience on Windows Phone 7, the newest mobile platform

LONDON, 25 October, 2010 – Telmap, global leaders in mobile location solutions, today announced the availability of the first search, mapping and navigation solution for the new Windows Phone 7 operating system. The special edition of Telmap5 Mobile Location Companion for Windows Phone 7 will allow Telmap’s award-winning location-based services solution to be accessed on devices operating with this newly released operating system.

As part of Telmap’s strategy to enable a unified location-enabled experience on all major operating systems that can work in a cross-platform manner, the Windows Phone 7 edition follows successful launches on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, Java, BREW, and of course the existing Windows Mobile platform, and will help users take advantage of the Windows Phone 7’s new user interface and capabilities.

The first launch of the special edition of Telmap5 Mobile Location Companion for Windows Phone 7 will be by SingTel in Singapore who will be showcasing their Telmap-based SingTel Xplorer application on the new Windows Phone 7. The application will provide users with real-time local service including:

In-car turn-by-turn navigation with 3D moving maps, voice and text instructions announcing street names and Points of Interest such as gas stations and parking lots along the way, a dedicated pedestrian navigation, local search and content enhanced specifically for the Windows Phone 7
· Full Singapore and Malaysia maps
· Real-time traffic information
· Cell-ID function that enables you to check your location and plan a route even when indoors

“We are excited to be the first to launch a search, mapping and navigation solution for Windows Phone 7. Strategically, Telmap aims to support the main mobile platforms in order to provide a true cross-platform location experience, allowing our customers, mobile operators to provide location-based services on a wide range of devices to consumers worldwide.”, says Oren Nissim, CEO of Telmap. “Innovation and fast time to market are key pillars in Telmap’s approach, demonstrating our commitment to stay on top of planned releases of new and updated mobile operating systems so end users can enjoy Telmap’s solutions from day one”.
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