T-Mobile G1 users will soon have access to TeleNav’s advanced turn-by-turn GPS navigation service.
The G1 comes bundled with Google’s basic navigation software, but TeleNav GPS Navigator offers more: speech recognition, traffic alerts with one-click rerouting, more than 10 million business listings, gas prices, weather updates, and restaurant reviews.
This software includes full-color 3D moving maps along with voice and on-screen turn-by-turn driving directions. Navigation is available in both landscape and portrait mode.
Unlike with Google Maps Mobile, if drivers miss a turn, they are automatically rerouted. And this service monitors the driver’s route and watches for traffic congestion or incidents. If any occurs, the driver is alerted and can easily choose to find another route to their location.
TeleNav GPS Navigator also includes speech recognition for both address entry and business search. On the T-Mobile G1, customers can press a button and say the name of a business or the address and directions will be provided.
The service also includes frequently updated gas price listings and location-based weather information.
Pricing and Availability
Beginning February 24,TeleNav GPS Navigator for the T-Mobile G1 will be available for a free 30-day trial on TeleNav’s web site. After the free period, customers can continue the service for $9.99 per month for unlimited use.
This application is also expected to be added to the Android Market later this year.