Nav & Telematics

Research in Motion introduces Blackberry 8800 with built-in GPS - 02/14/2007

3GSM World Congress in Barcelona this week was the occasion for Research in Motion (RIM) to introduce a new Blackberry device with built-in GPS. The Blackberry 8800. The device will be available for AT&T customers in the US (Feb. 21st) and Rogers in...

Nokia Smart2Go: disrupting the business model of cellphone-based navigation? - 02/12/2007

With free mapping for over 150 countries and affordable pay per use turn by turn navigation in 30 countries, Nokia is reshaping the rules on the early stage market of cellphone-based navigation. But is it enough to create a consumer rush?...

Dash Navigation busy raising money, not selling product - 02/12/2007

Dash Navigation is announcing today that it has secured $25 million in Series B funding. This funding might explain why the company delayed its launch plan. Indeed, when the company officially launched in September 2006 the timeline was supposed to...

Telmap signs with Vodafone Spain for a Blackberry navigaton solution - 02/07/2007

Vodafone Navigator offers coverage and cartography for the whole of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Andorra, Portugal and Gibraltar). The service is available at the price of €249 (US$ 325) and includes a bluetooth GPS receiver...

Telenav showcased by IDC as 'Emerging Mobile Player to Watch' - 02/07/2007

The companies named by IDC as Emerging Mobile Players to Watch in 2007 were identified for their strategies and attributes, including: market creation, innovation, vision and potential. According to Sean Ryan, IDC mobile analyst and author of the...

Ford teams up with Garmin to sell PNDs at dealerships - 02/07/2007

Garmin today announced that Ford Component Sales, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company will begin offering the nüvi 680 and the nüvi 360 in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury dealerships across the United States starting end of March....

TomTom introduces new logo - 02/05/2007

The logo is an evolution of the current logo and consists of the word ‘TomTom’ spelled in black, capitalized letters and features TomTom’s famous red hands embracing a transparent ball. “The new logo (...) supports our...

Free off-board navigation software launched by Israeli company - 02/05/2007

LocatioNet, a specialist of mobile location based services based in Netanya, Israel, is launching today amAze, a free mobile mapping, navigation and local search solution for regular mass-market mobile phones. The application provides any regular,...

Garmin Super Bowl commercial: mixed feelings - 02/05/2007

The Garmin Super Bowl commercial didn't really receive a warm welcome from commentators. The ad has even been declared "worst" by a panel of teachers and MBA students at the Kellogg School of Management. The...

Tele Atlas Expands Digital Map Coverage to Saudi Arabia and Egypt - 02/02/2007

Tele Atlas, today announced the availability of digital maps for Saudi Arabia and Egypt, bringing the number of countries that Tele Atlas maps cover to 64 across six continents. The total amount of road coverage in the company's database now stands...

French start up Navx to raise three million Euros to develop content and customization for personal navigation devices - 02/02/2007

Navx has announced today the closing of a €3 million Series A round of financing from Innoven Partenaires. Navx specializes in content and customization solutions for the PND market : speedcam database, touristic POIs, voices, ... The funding will...
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