India: SatNav Tech to distribute Destinator for Symbian (UPDATED)

India: SatNav Tech to distribute Destinator for Symbian (UPDATED)
Wireless software provider Intrinsyc has signed a new agreement with SatNav Technologies Ptv. Ltd. in India, under the term of this agreement SatNav will distribute the re-launched Destinator for Symbian software to be used on various models of Symbian smartphones sold in India. The application includes the SatNav ONE-India map that covers all major cities of India along with a detailed national and state highway network. The price of the application will be disclosed at launch time, within a few days or weeks. SatNav Technologies is already using Destinator software in its PND range and Pocket PC devices.

“Destinator software now works across all the major operating systems for wireless devices, including Windows, Linux, and Symbian,” said Souheil Gallouzi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Products and Development, Intrinsyc. “We believe Destinator for Symbian unlocks a significant market opportunity with customers of Symbian OS smartphones which will result in deeper penetration of emerging markets where Intrinsyc can establish brand name recognition and customer loyalty. We offer our partners the opportunity to generate revenue by reselling this software-only solution into their channels.”

A Symbian version of Destinator had been already launched in January 2006, but this new software is a “totally separate product from a user experience and feature set perspective”, wrote a spokesperson from Intrinsyc in an email to GPS Business News today.

UPDATE: The introductory price for the product is Rs.1999. ($40), then Rs. 3999 ($80).

Wednesday, October 29th 2008

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