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    Telmap releases Telmap Navigator for Android


    Telmap, a specialist in mobile location solutions, today announced the availability of a special edition of Telmap Navigator for Android, allowing Telmap's location-based services solution to be accessed on the smart-phone operating system.

    The Android edition follows launches on iPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian, BREW, and Windows Mobile and will help users take advantage of Android's user interface and capabilities, says Telmap.

    Telmap Navigator for Android is said to enable users to be set-up and navigating within seconds, and provides users with real-time, relevant and localized service.

    Key features are said to include:

    • All-in-one solution including in-car navigation, dedicated pedestrian navigation, local search and content with an easy Tap ‘n' Go experience
    • Real-time turn-by-turn navigation with 3D moving maps, voice and text instructions announcing street names, real-time traffic information and Points of Interests such as gas stations and parking lots along the way
    • The Place Carousel, a palette of on-map widgets of popular business categories, such as hotels, cafes etc – provides local points of interest though a Tap ‘n' View search
    • Full route corridor download that's conducted at the beginning of the navigation session, enabling quick and seamless re-routing when necessary with no need to re-connect to the server.

    "Strategically, Telmap supports the main mobile platforms in order to provide a true location experience that can be brought to a greater audience on a wide range of devices", says Oren Nissim, CEO of Telmap.

    "We see Android as another great platform that will drive a more connected and location-aware society. The high performance of the Android powered phones supports our unique technology requirements, and therefore provides an advanced user experience in mobile navigation and location-based applications."

    Telmap says it is working with all of its customers to bring the Telmap Navigator Android edition to their subscribers.  Telmap Navigator for Android is available at leading Tier 1 operators, including Orange, where the service is bundled free of charge, as part of five top tariff plans. More operators are expected to launch in the near future, says Telmap.