It'd be weird if this didn't happen, but here you go anyway: TeleNav's turn-by-turn GPS Navigator app, of G1 and iPhone fame, is coming to the MyTouch 3G. Just like last time around, it's $10/mo after a 30-day free trial
People have a tendency to balk at charges like that, but that's not entirely fair—the software, seen here on T-Mobile's signature "Raw Venison Red" MyTouch, accepts voice commands, renders maps in 3D, and displays traffic, weather, POI and gas prices. It's really a full device conversion, and it's priced as such. It earned accolades on the G1, but you may as well just try it yourself; 30 free days should be long enough to gauge whether or not you want to shell out for it later.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – August 4, 2009 – TeleNav announced today that TeleNav GPS Navigator will be one of the first turn-by-turn GPS navigation services available to run on the T-Mobile® myTouch™ 3G with Google. TeleNav GPS Navigator will be available for a free 30-day trial beginning tomorrow, August 5, when the device goes on sale in retail stores and online. To sign up for the free trial, T-Mobile MyTouch 3G customers should visit TeleNav's website.
"TeleNav GPS Navigator on the myTouch 3G turns the phone into a powerful GPS device," said Sal Dhanani, TeleNav's co-founder and executive director of marketing. "We invite all myTouch 3G customers to take advantage of the free trial and let us know what they think."
TeleNav GPS Navigator on the T-Mobile myTouch 3G includes full-color 3D moving maps along with voice and on-screen turn-by-turn driving directions. Navigation is available in both landscape and portrait mode. If drivers miss a turn, they will automatically be rerouted. TeleNav GPS Navigator also includes speech recognition for both address entry and business search. On the T-Mobile myTouch 3G, customers simply press one button and say the name of a business or the address and TeleNav GPS Navigator will provide directions. Subscribers can also preplan trips online by accessing their account through My TeleNav. TeleNav GPS Navigator includes listings of more than 10 million businesses and services, including restaurants, hotels, shopping malls and movie theaters - providing users access to restaurant ratings and reviews as well as phone numbers for business listings.
Once on the road, TeleNav GPS Navigator monitors each specific route and will proactively search for known traffic congestion or incidents. Customers will be alerted to traffic problems, both audibly and on-screen, and can choose to find another route to their location by just pressing one button. TeleNav customers also have the ability to set daily traffic commute alerts. At the requested times, TeleNav GPS Navigator will send an email alert with a summary of current known traffic conditions and delays for their routes, helping users decide when to get on the road in order to avoid traffic congestion.
The service also includes frequently updated gas price listings so drivers can look for the cheapest gas in their area or along their route. Additionally, TeleNav GPS Navigator includes location-based weather information. Customers can see current weather conditions as well as a five-day forecast for their present location or for a destination of their choice in the U.S.
Finally, with advanced preference enhancements, TeleNav customers have the flexibility to choose whether to avoid high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and toll roads. In addition, subscribers can pause and resume the navigation at any time they choose, as well as set the map display colors to a ‘nighttime' mode for easier viewing at night.
To sign up for a 30-day free trial of TeleNav GPS Navigator, T-Mobile myTouch 3G customers can visit TeleNav's website or contact TeleNav at 1.88.TeleNav.4 (1.888.353.6284) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.