TeleNav announced on Monday that it will make its TeleNav GPS Navigator application available to the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G when it goes on sale on August 5. It will be the first location-based service to launch on the MyTouch 3G and customers will be able to try it out for free for 30 days before signing up for the $9.99 per month unlimited access option.
According to the location-based service provider, TeleNav GPS Navigator has been optimized for the Android smartphone and offers 3D moving maps in portrait and landscape mode, text- and voice-guided directions with text-to-speech functionality, and automatic route recalculation. In addition, the application features speech recognition so MyTouch 3G owners will be able to press a button on their smartphone, speak the name of a business or address, and get directions.
When calculating routes, TeleNav GPS Navigator will take traffic into account and it will also alert drivers to any new incidents along the route with audible and visual prompts. Alternatively, users can set up daily traffic commute alerts where TeleNav sends an e-mail at a predetermined time with a summary of the traffic conditions for their routes. Other features of the app include a 10 million points of interest database, gas price listings, five-day weather forecasts, and the ability preplan trips from TeleNav's Web site and send them directly to the MyTouch 3G.
To sign up for a free trial, you can go to TeleNav's Web site. TeleNav GPS Navigator is also available on a wide range of handsets, including the T-Mobile G1, Apple iPhone 3GS, and the Palm Pre, and also powers AT&T Navigator and Sprint Navigation.