Navigon announces its mobile navigation solution to Windows Mobile and Android platforms.
LAS VEGAS--Ever since Apple opened up the door for developers to create turn-by-turn GPS applications with the third-generation iPhone operating system, there have been many GPS applications for the iPhone. However, soon owners of phones running on different platforms, including Android and Windows Mobile, won't be missing out anymore.
Navigon, the developer of the Navigon MobileNavigator for the iPhone, which for the time being is the most comprehensive iPhone GPS app with potentially more features than you can ask for, announced Thursday at CES 2010 its upcoming MobileNavigator app for Windows phones and Android platforms.
Unlike the version for the iPhone, the MobileNavigator for Windows Mobile and Android won't, for now, offer live-traffic updates and the option to control music playback within the app. However, Navigon says the app will still have a long list of advanced features, including:
The Windows Mobile version of MobileNavigator will also have the capability to do GPS simulation where GPS signals are not available, such as in tunnels.
The Navigon GPS soltuion for Windows Mobile will be available in the next few weeks at Pocketgear.com and Smartphone.net and will cost $89. However, if you buy it before February 14, you can get it for a discounted price of $69. The Android version of the product will not be available until spring 2010. At the moment, it's unclear how much it'll cost.