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.