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NAVIGON launches North American iPhone app

updated 03:35 pm EDT, Wed July 22, 2009

NAVIGON iPhone app

Following a month's delay, NAVIGON has launched a North American version of its MobileNavigator GPS app for the iPhone. The software replicates the functions of a dedicated GPS unit, providing turn-by-turn navigation using preloaded maps. The app can also display road signs, points of interest and lane guidance, using a choice of 2D or 3D views.

Some iPhone-specific features include automatic screen rotation, and multi-touch map zoom commands. Navigation resumes automatically following a call, and destinations can be pulled from a user's contacts. The app is currently $70 until August 15th, after which it will rise in price to $100. An iPhone 3G or 3GS with the iPhone 3.0 firmware is required.




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  1. Raman

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Nice...

    So they want us to beta test the application for $70 and then up the price to $100 when they release the 1.0 version?

  1. TheBum

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Early adopter discount

    I actually read that as meaning that anybody who bought at $70 would not have to re-pay when the price went up. It makes sense: get early adopters to do beta testing and reward them by basically paying them $30.

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    upgrade fees...


    So, esentially no update fees - but what happens when they release new maps (and how often will they) -- will they charge another $100 for via in-app purchasing?

  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    I "was" going to buy...

    until i saw the oh-so-obvious fake reviews left by Navigon employees. Leaving fake reviews is simply a deal killer for me. If you have to hype up your product, clearly it can't stand on its own. I will wait for TomTom who hopefully will exhibit more honorable conduct in the selling of their product

  1. chotty

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Does it

    provide voice directions?

  1. andrew_l

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    iPod Touch 3 with GPS?

    I'm really looking forward to the next revision of the iPod Touch. Any news if a GPS and a compass will be included? Then the new Touch would really be killer device with Navigon.

  1. ccrider

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    70 bucks?

    sheeze i dunno, i could buy a refurbished tomtom one 130 with mount for $67 or this... hmmm.. man, hard decision.

    think i'll take the hardware and software for cheaper
    http://tinyurl.com/mmjffs

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