From the second half of 2009, a variety of the GPS-enabled Smartphones on offer from T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH will be equipped with MobileNavigator 7 navigation software. This will allow Smartphones with integrated GPS-receivers to be transformed into hand-held navigation systems. With their strategic cooperation, T-Mobile and NAVIGON are ushering in a new era in mobile-phone navigation.
Bonn/Hamburg, 30 April 2009 - This will allow Smartphones with integrated GPS-receivers to be transformed into hand-held navigation systems. This will be available exclusively with NAVIGON software within T-Mobile sales channels - in a package combining attractive accessories and convenient services.
"We want to offer our customers a first-rate, convenient mobile-navigation experience," said Philipp Humm, divisional manager for sales of Deutsche Telekom in Germany. "Therefore, we put particular emphasis on finding a partner who is able to provide reliable, proven and professional navigation software for all mobile platforms. That's why we've chosen to work with NAVIGON - one of the leading providers of navigation systems."
"We had always said that 2009 would be a crucial year for mobile-phone navigation. That's why we are so delighted to have found a first-class partner in T-Mobile, offering us whole new possibilities for the use of mobile navigation and for providing access to mobile services," said Egon Minar, chairman of NAVIGON AG. "This strategic partnership is one of a kind. It is a milestone for the market, and will provide great impetus for the area of mobile-phone navigation. We, as one of the leading companies in the navigation market, are now joining forces with the largest German mobile-phone service provider."
NAVIGON AG is a world-leading manufacturer of navigation systems. With its own portable navigation systems, and thanks to its partnership with reputable consumer electronics manufacturers, NAVIGON stands for high-quality GPS navigation on pocket PCs, PNDs and mobile phones. NAVIGON also provides professional navigation solutions such as driver-assistance features for the automotive OEM market. NAVIGON was founded in 1991, and employs over 400 workers in locations in Asia, Europe and North America. - NAVIGON. And the world is yours.
T-Mobile provides the mobile-phone services of Deutsche Telekom AG. With over 39 million customers, T-Mobile is the market leader in Germany. T-Mobile International AG is one of the world-leading mobile-phone service providers, with more than 110 million customers in Europe and the USA. Future development programmes are focusing on mobile broadband services with innovative language and data services - in effect, "web&walk", which is to provide mobile access to the open Internet.
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