updated 04:20 pm EDT, Tue August 4, 2009
myTouch 3G gets TeleNav
To coincide with the launch of the myTouch 3G handset at T-Mobile on Wednesday, TeleNav on Tuesday said it will begin offering a free 30-day trial of its GPS Navigator service for the handset at the same time. The turn-by-turn GPS navigation service will be launched with a 30-day free trial, to which subscribers have to sign up via TeleNav's website.
The 3D full color navigation maps can be displayed both in portrait and landscape orientations, with both voice and on-screen driving directions. Speech recognition is integrated, allowing users to find addresses of homes and businesses by pressing a button and saying the name of what they're looking for. Pre-planning of trips can also be done on a computer via My TeleNav, before being sent to the myTouch 3G.
TeleNav GPS Navigator has access to more than 10 million points of interest. The service also monitors a chosen route for accidents or traffic problems, with warnings to users when they are found. Traffic alerts can also be set, with an e-mail alert of current traffic conditions. Gas price listings are also available, as is current and five-day forecast weather information. This is both for a current location and the destination.
Subscribers can pause and resume the navigation whenever they choose, and there is alos a nighttime mode for less contrast and eye strain at night. The service is priced at $10 per month and requires users to download an app from the Android Market.