|Route 66 Mobile 2005 now for Windows smartphones|
Posted: 28-May-2004 [Source: Route 66]
[Route 66 releases navigation kit for Windows Mobile smartphones using a memory card loaded with navigation software and geographic map for use with Bluetooth GPS compatible handsets.]
In addition to its successful navigation kits for Symbian Series 60 mobile phone and Pocket PC, today ROUTE 66 announces "ROUTE 66 Mobile 2005 for Windows Mobile Smartphones," the first on-board navigation kit for Windows Mobile(TM) Smartphone!
It is generally known that Windows Mobile smart phones include the familiar Pocket Outlook software, which gives access to e-mail, contacts, calendar and tasks as well as other applications like Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger and Media Player. However, until today it was not known that, powered with "ROUTE 66 Mobile 2005 for Windows Mobile Smartphone", your smart phone all at a sudden transforms into a state-of-the-art wireless navigation system up to house number accuracy that requires no further subscriptions! Don't worry! Of course, you can still receive or make telephone calls while you are navigating completely relaxed from door to door through one of the countries of Western Europe. How to start navigating? All you need to do to get started is to insert the memory card (with navigation software and geographic map pre-installed) into your smart phone. Then switch on the Bluetooth GPS receiver, launch "ROUTE 66 Mobile 2005 for Windows Mobile Smartphone", select the GPS receiver and off you go!
"ROUTE 66 Mobile 2005 for Windows Mobile Smartphone" is an indispensable tool in your car, on your bike or when you try to find your way around by foot in an unknown metropolitan area. As soon as your smart phone is connected to the GPS receiver and your exact position is known, turn-by-turn voice instructions and on-screen directions will guide you to your destination. If, for whatever reason, you miss a turn and go off course, your route is immediately recalculated.
With "ROUTE 66 Mobile 2005 for Windows Mobile Smartphone" you can set such personal preferences as the type of route (shortest or fastest), your means of transportation (car, truck or pedestrian), the distance units (kilometers or miles) and the volume of the voice instructions. The fuzzy address search engine helps you quickly find your addresses by accepting short SMS-like text input. You can also search your contacts' addresses and add them as waypoints to your route or show them on the map. This way, you can quickly navigate to your family, friends or business partners. Furthermore, you can navigate to any location chosen from an impressive collection of points-of-interest, like hotels, restaurants and petrol stations. You can search for points-of-interest in a radius of 10, 20, 50 or 100 kilometer around your current position, your point of departure or your destination and dial them directly to make a reservation or inquiry, before you go there. The history and favorites feature allow selection of your most recent and most popular destinations. Apart from two-dimensional map view, you can also switch to birds' eyes view, showing the map in three-dimensional perspective. When you drive at night, you can keep a clear view on the road by using colors of reduced intensity to display the map. In addition to all this, with "ROUTE 66 Mobile 2005 for Windows Mobile Smartphone" you can automatically download up-to-date traffic information from the ROUTE 66 web site via a GPRS connection onto your smart phone, even when you are on the road! This non-stop FREE service helps you via dynamic routing to avoid traffic jams, road works or accidents and is available in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and the Netherlands.
"ROUTE 66 Mobile 2005 for Windows Mobile Smartphone" is compatible with all smart phones featuring an external memory card slot, Bluetooth wireless technology and Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone. This includes the following models: Orange SPV E200, Motorola MPx100, Qtek 8060, Samsung SGH-i250, and Asus AGP-600.
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