Moto and Rand McNally: Cellphone Navigation

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Now GPS will spread further into the mainstream when Rand McNally puts its world-class mapping capabilities together with Motorola and its cellphone juggernaut. The two companies announced they will produce a GPS navigation system that will incorporate Motorola's VIAMOTO navigation software into a Rand McNally-branded system.

Motorola's GPS-enabled cellphones will be able to download this navigation application and use it for a monthly fee. The companies said the service will be available on "select wireless carriers on all compatible Motorola wireless handsets." No word on price or availability yet, but we're hoping this means that turn-by-turn directions just got a whole lot cheaper, leading to the day sometime soon when all cellphones will be capable of GPS navigation.


Press Release [Motorola]