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Navigon plans a spring launch of a turn-by-turn navigation app for Android-based smartphones following its recent launch of a nav app for Windows Mobile smartphones.
Both apps join Navigon's nav app for the iPhone.
The company left the U.S. PND market in 2009 to focus on automotive and smartphone markets.
Navigon's MobileNavigator app for Android and Windows Mobile will use the smartphones' existing GPS receiver but will include a map database and routing algorithm for onboard navigation like a PND. In contrast, nav services delivered by cellphone carriers use server-based maps and routing algorithms, subjecting turn-by-turn instructions to interruptions if the cellular signal is lost.
Navigon's Android solution will bring onboard navigation capabilities to any Android-based phone, joining the Google Nexus One and Motorola Droid, both of which come with Google's own onboard navigation solution.
For Windows Mobile, the introductory price is $69, with the price going to $89 on Feb. 14. Android-app pricing was unavailable.
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