Skobbler Brings Free Street-Level, Turn By Turn Directions to the…

The TomToms and Navigons of the world have street-level turn-by-turn navigation down pat, but they're expensive. Skobbler uses OpenStreetMap, the "wikipedia of maps," to deliver its turn-by-turn directions for free, but it's kinda a "get what you pay for" thing. » 6/09/10 3:12pm 6/09/10 3:12pm

Navigon MyRegion App Offering Up Localized Maps For $25

Navigon is one of our favorite navigation apps. Which is why we're pretty excited at the prospect of being able to buy it piecemeal: starting today, instead of buying maps for all of North America for $80, you can buy a MyRegion map of the East, Central, or Western US for $25. » 3/16/10 4:07pm 3/16/10 4:07pm

Navigon Updates MobileNavigator iPhone App With Facebook and Twitter…

Not only has Navigon added a bunch of new features to its iPhone app, the price is $20 cheaper—although if you want Traffic Live and 3D maps, it still adds up to $100. Nonetheless, it sounds worth it. » 2/09/10 6:30am 2/09/10 6:30am

TomTom Shares Dip By 10% Following Nokia's Free Ovi Maps Give-Away

It was sadly predictable, especially after the exact same thing happened last October when Google released their free turn-by-turn navigation. Cheer up though TomTom and Navigon—at least you've got iPhone apps, right? Oh. [Yahoo Finance via TechRadar] » 1/22/10 4:35am 1/22/10 4:35am

iPhone Navigation App Battlemodo, Part II: The Best Cheap GPS App

When I published the turn-by-turn navigation app battlemodo, many readers asked me to evaluate some other popular choices. Because everything I do, I do for you, here are CoPilot, GoKivo and Sygic, a.k.a. the best of the rest: » 9/24/09 4:20pm 9/24/09 4:20pm

Navigon Wants an Extra $25 for Real-Time Traffic Data on the iPhone

Fresh off last week's free text-to-speech and iPod control updates, Navigon's back with a new feature announcement for their iPhone app. And hey, this real-time, crowd-sourced traffic data sounds pretty great! But is it $25 great? » 9/16/09 6:00pm 9/16/09 6:00pm

The Week In iPhone Apps: Spiders, Robots, and OCD

This week in your facelifted, more searchable, iTunes-sortable app roundup: Flickr goes official; Navigon grows more sociable; spiders poop web; your homescreen gets organized; rhythm games find a new muse; and robots master the art of pillow talk. » 9/11/09 7:00pm 9/11/09 7:00pm

Navigon No Longer Selling Personal GPSs in US

Navigon will no longer be selling PNDs (personal navigation devices) in the US. In a statement released today, the company explains, "Due to the difficult economic environment and the aggressive pricing we have decided to withdraw from the PND business in North America for the time being. We are however not closing down … » 5/04/09 11:42am 5/04/09 11:42am

Navigon's New 5100 Max, 2090S GPS Units Get 2 Years of Free Map Updates

Navigon's » 11/03/08 8:00am 11/03/08 8:00am just popped out a pair of new GPS units: the 5100 max and 2090S. Both these navigation aids are coming with a FreshMaps package in the purchase price—that means eight free map updates over a two-year period, and no excuse for getting lost because the roads have been re-designed since you last updated your GPS …

Navigon 7200T GPS Has 3D Landmarks, Free Live Traffic Info

Navigon's upcoming 7200T GPS unit has some pretty high-end features: voice destination entry, photo-realistic 3D views of roads with lane guidance icons and 3D landmarks built-in. But its niftiest feature is free real-time traffic info updates with no subscription fees, for life. That's just got » 8/26/08 7:00am 8/26/08 7:00am to be handy, and comes …