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Route 66 for Mobiles Launches in U.S.
Posted: 08-Apr-2006 [Source: Route 66]

[Route 66 navigation system launches in the U.S. for Windows Mobile smartphones and includes 3D map display, turn arrows and navigation guidance.]

CTIA, Las Vegas -- ROUTE 66 today announces the launch of ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 for Windows Mobile smartphones, marking a new era in GPS satellite navigation. ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 determines its position using an advanced high sensitive wireless GPS receiver, guiding the user with turn-by-turn voice instructions and on-screen directions to its destination. A new navigation display has been developed providing users with all vital travel information on a single clear screen of their smartphone including 3D map display, turn arrows and navigation guidance, as well as the ability to dial points of interest directly from the map. In addition, ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 features the very latest maps, driving directions enhanced with upcoming exit signs and continued guidance when GPS reception is temporarily lost for example in tunnels through ROUTE 66's new Extrapolated GPS (E-GPS) technology. In summary, ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 for Windows Mobile smartphones is an ideal travel companion in the car, on your bike or simply when you are walking. Today the following family of ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 products is launched:

Full Navigation Kit is priced at $299.00 and includes: SD/miniSD memory card, navigation software, geographic map and user manual, memory card reader/writer, Route 66 wireless GPS receiver (SiRF Star III), Route 66 lanyard, In-card charger cable for GPS receiver, Universal car mount afor smartphone, Quick Start Guide, Smartphone NOT included.

Software Only is priced at $149 and includes: Navigation software, geographic map and user manual, Quick Start Guide, Smartphone NOT included

You must have a PC with a USB port, memory card reader/writer, a memory card and a Bluetooth GPS receiver to use this product.

ROUTE 66 Mobile 7 for Windows Mobile smartphones eliminates the strains and stresses of travel by:

*providing users with a new navigation information bar which shows all vital travel information at a glance, including estimated time of arrival (ETA), remaining travel time, remaining travel distance, GPS signal strength and street name indication

*providing users with new pop-up alerts of upcoming turns

*using a high sensitive wireless GPS receiver which quickly re-establishes satellite connection following signal disruption when driving through tunnels, allowing users to concentrate fully on driving

*using ROUTE 66's new Extrapolated GPS (E-GPS) technology for GPS signal extrapolation in tunnels and urban canyons

*granting un-limited use of up-to-date map data to get users to their destinations as quickly and efficiently as possible without any subscription costs

*allowing users to set acoustic and visual alerts to avoid breaking speed limits in unknown areas

*allowing users to select a wide range of languages for the user interface and voice driving instructions including English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Finnish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Swedish

*automatically re-calculating the route if a turn is missed and providing flexible travel options by selection of 1) the type of route (shortest/fastest), 2) the means of transport (car/truck/pedestrian) and 3) a virtually unlimited number of waypoints

*allowing users to use SMS style text inputs to the FuzzySearch(TM) address search engine, points of interest panel, contacts' addresses, favorites and history

*allowing users to make and receive telephone calls, identify points-of-interest details, including telephone numbers, to enabling reservation bookings, this all at the touch of a button directly from the map

*displaying GPS data such as time, date, geographic co-ordinates, driving direction, altitude and number of visible satellites

Compatibility

Your smartphone must have the following specifications:

*A free slot for an extra memory card (SD/miniSD)

*Windows Mobile 5 operating system

*16 MB free runtime memory

*Optional: a GPRS internet connection to access up-to-date traffic information

*Optional: you must have access to a PC with a USB port and a DVD-ROM drive to re-install the geographic map and voice instructions from the enclosed back-up DVD-ROM

*For an up-to-date list of compatible smartphones, please consult our website at http://www.66.com

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