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Garmin Launches Turn By Turn Navigation For Sprint

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Sep 8, 2005, 1:38 PM   by (staff)

Garmin today launched turn by turn navigation software for select Sprint phones. The software uses the assisted GPS built into Sprint handsets to determine the user's current location and guide him to a destination he enters. Instead of storing maps on the phone, which would use a great deal of memory, the software calculates routes and loads the maps from a server over Sprint's wireless data network. The Garmin software is compatible with the Sanyo MM-5600, MM-7400 and MM-8300 and costs $10 per month. Garmin's software brings Sprint and Nextel's offerings closer still, as Nextel already offers a similar feature for many of their newer phones.

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Sep 8, 2005, 1:46 PM

They also have TeleNav Navigator

Also available on select Sprint PCS phones is the TeleNav Navigator application. Similar to Garmin, it offers turn-by-turn directions as well as advanced destination input features such as plan your trip online, or dial a toll free number to speak in your destiantion which will then appear on your mobile phone application. TeleNav Navigator does not show a map while driving but you can see a map when you find your location. TeleNav was released at the same time as Garmin but was only for $4.99 per month but has since jumped to $9.99 per month.
So, by "turn-by-turn"....does that mean it "speaks" the driving instructions to you thru your phone? Or, do you read the instructions off your handset? Or....? Would you mind elaborating? I had no idea this software existed for cell phones!
Thanx! 8...

Sep 8, 2005, 4:43 PM

freekn awsome

Don’t get to excited (right now spint’s vision sites are down (whats new?)), but I downloaded telenav a week ago and as of a few day ago it disappeared, go figre (sprint right). I checked the download site daily for new and other gps apps and I never saw garmin at all… but I have to say this gps app is freekn awesome! A little slow but well worth it.
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