Navigon launched a new navigation software for the iPhone that will allow a user to try it for free.
Navigon AG’s CEO, Egon Minar said, “The LITE version offers a preview of NAVIGON’s full application for the iPhone. In Europe, the NAVIGON MobileNavigator for the iPhone has been tremendously successful, and very soon, it will be available in Australia as well.”
The full version transforms any iPhone 3G equipped with the new Apple OS 3.0 operating system and any iPhone 3GS into a complete navigation device. Navigon will offer this solution for a one-time fee.
After downloading the application, the Navigon software and the map data from NAVTEQ are saved directly on the device. This means that users don’t have to pay subscription fees or to download maps during the navigation.
It will include many of Navigon’s signature features such as Reality View Pro, Lane Assistant Pro, Speed Assistant and Day & Night Mode.
The company has also implemented typical iPhone functions into its application such as an automatic switch between portrait and landscape view. The only requirement for using the MobileNavigator on the iPhone is the new Apple OS 3.0 operating system. The LITE version also runs on iPod Touch devices with the OS 3.0.