TeleNav GPS arrives on the E62

Chris Davies - Nov 20, 2006

One of the more annoying features of the Garmin sat-nav unit I use is its unwillingness to put up with my human foibles.  Spelling mistakes, mis-pressed letters, all are held against me, and the Nuvi’s main method of punishment is saying something along the lines of “that location doesn’t exist, you moron.”  Thankfully the TeleNav software, which Cingular has today announced for the Nokia E62 smartphone, has so-called “Fuzzy Search”, seemingly detecting and filling in addresses according to current or commonly-used locations, as well as automatically correcting for mistakes in spelling or name-structure.  Check out further details after the cut.

TeleNav features:

  •  Voice and onscreen turn-by-turn directions – Users may enter or call in a destination and TeleNav GPS Navigator computes the route. During the drive, users get up-to-the minute guidance and will automatically be re-routed if you miss a turn. Users can also preview their routes before they begin driving and specify preferences including highways and streets.
  • Biz Finder – Allows users to find businesses and services, including Wi-Fi hotspots, ATMs, restaurants, hotels, gas stations and easily navigate to them with the click of a button. Biz Finder also allows users to quickly look up and call the phone number for a business.
  • Fuel Finder – Allows users to save money by finding the lowest gas prices within a five-mile or wider radius.
  • Spot Marker – Helps users easily find their car wherever it is parked it, such as in a large parking lot or on an unfamiliar downtown street.
  • Pedestrian Mode – Allows users to use TeleNav GPS Navigator while they are walking to help guide them on long walks or through crowded downtown streets.
  • My Favorites – Allows users to save addresses for easy access later.

TeleNav is subscription-based and costs $5.99/month for 10 journeys or $9.99 a month for unlimited journeys.  The E62 is available for $99.99 with a two year contract.

Press Release [via Mobileburn]

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