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London – October 18, 2007 – As a leading global provider of easy-to-use GPS navigation software for connected mobile devices, Wayfinder today announced that a pre-installed free map application and voice guiding Wayfinder Navigator upgrade will be available for the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet, announced yesterday by Nokia at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, USA.
The pre-installed free map application means that N810 users get a quick and handy pocket map where one can position oneself on the map and see the direction and distance to any chosen location. Users can even browse detailed street maps and search for locations like addresses, Wi-Fi hot-spots and points of interests (POI’s) and take advantage of associated web links and dynamic information. The map application includes access to free of charge* world-wide maps – available and downloadable directly to the Nokia device.
Cutting edge user-friendly functionality is a paramount feature of Wayfinder Navigator where on top of the map application, users also benefit from voice guided turn-by-turn navigation. Available in 15 languages, with 2 native speakers per language, Wayfinder Navigator has industry leading routing capabilities ensuring fast and reliable route calculation giving precise directions on the fastest or shortest way to travel. Users can also choose between car, pedestrian & bicycle routing modes and do route planning without GPS. Additional on-line services, subject to local availability, include real-time traffic information and safety camera updates.
Wayfinder also offers an unique extended 7 day trial period of the fully featured Wayfinder Navigator, allowing users to test the great usability and benefit of the service over an extended weekend or business trip. This premium service is available for direct credit card purchase via the Internet, directly from the device.
“With its large widescreen touch display, full qwerty key board, integrated GPS and extremely fast Internet connectivity, the Nokia N810 is the top purchase for people seeking voice guided GPS navigation and versatile GPS maps. By combining our award-winning Wayfinder Navigator with this innovative device, we can offer a hard-to-match user experience that can compete with any navigation system on the market” says Magnus Nilsson, CEO, Wayfinder Systems AB.
“Customer feedback about navigation kits for the Nokia 770 and N800 devices has been very positive. Now we wanted to offer even more with the new Nokia N810 by introducing a map application available for our users and offer navigation as a hassle free premium service directly from the device” said Ari Virtanen, Vice President of Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia. “The N810 and the map application now take Internet enhanced mapping to the next level thanks to integrated GPS in the device and the Wayfinder solutions know-how, ” he continues.
Currently available coverage for the map application and Wayfinder Navigator includes maps with street names and house numbers for North America, Europe, Russia, Australia, Singapore, South Africa and the Middle East.
Pricing of premium navigation service to consumers for 36 months (including VAT) is as follows:
• North America $129
• Western Europe 99 €
• Middle East 99 €
• Eastern Europe 79 €
• South Africa 79 €
• Russia 79 €
• Australia 79 €
• Singapore 79 €
*Download terms and conditions apply. Service provider may charge for data transmission. The availability of particular products, services and map coverage may vary by region. The availability of GPS and related services are dependent, among other things, on wireless networks and satellite systems. Specifications and prices are subject to change without notice.
Pictures of Wayfinder Navigator on Nokia N810 can be found from www.wayfinder.com