QUALCOMM announced the industry's first enhanced navigation solution fully integrated in wireless 3G modems. This feature provides higher accuracy turn by turn map positioning for automotive and personal navigation applications in wireless handsets, enabling a better user experience and exciting new navigation applications for the consumer and enterprise markets. This enhanced software will be available on QUALCOMM's market-leading gpsOne(R) solution for use with select Mobile Station Modem(tm) (MSM) chipsets for both CDMA2000 and WCDMA (UMTS) networks.
The enhanced navigation software combined with the integrated gpsOne solution will:
* Enable applications providers to develop a broad range of location-based services for enterprise and consumer applications, including automotive and personal navigation, mobile games, fleet management and work force management.
* Dramatically lower the cost of automotive and personal navigation on wireless handsets by eliminating the need for costly discrete GPS chipsets.
* Optimize navigation accuracy for gpsOne-enabled handsets operating in Assisted-GPS (A-GPS) or standalone-GPS modes.
* Be commercially available beginning in the second half of calendar year 2005 on QUALCOMM's CDMA2000 and WCDMA MSM solutions, including select Multimedia, Enhanced Multimedia and Convergence Platform chipsets.