Voice guided navigation comes to the iPhone as AT&T Navigator

I wrote how the T-Mobile G1 beat the iPhone to voice-guided navigation with the TeleNav client on T-Mobile. Today, AT&T and TeleNav announced that AT&T Navigator is now available in the Apple App Store. AT&T Navigator is the AT&T-branded version of the TeleNav software found on many Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and Nokia S60 mobile platforms, as well as their dedicated PND, and brings true, high-powered voice navigation to the Apple iPhone. AT&T Navigator is a subscription-based service costing $9.99 per month, billable through your AT&T phone service. I now have it loaded on my new iPhone 3GS and will be using it tonight and posting a first impressions article for you to all see it in action so you can make an informed purchase decision.

I wrote how the T-Mobile G1 beat the iPhone to voice-guided navigation with the TeleNav client on T-Mobile. Today, AT&T and TeleNav announced that AT&T Navigator is now available in the Apple App Store. AT&T Navigator is the AT&T-branded version of the TeleNav software found on many Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and Nokia S60 mobile platforms, as well as their dedicated PND, and brings true, high-powered voice navigation to the Apple iPhone. AT&T Navigator is a subscription-based service costing $9.99 per month, billable through your AT&T phone service. I now have it loaded on my new iPhone 3GS and will be using it tonight and posting a first impressions article for you to all see it in action so you can make an informed purchase decision.

AT&T Navigator (iTunes link) for the Apple iPhone looks beautiful on the display and so far seems to work quite well. Features of AT&T Navigator include:

  • Automatic content updates
  • Voice and on-screen turn-by-turn directions
  • Speech recognition to help you find your destination
  • Traffic alerts
  • 3D maps (these look awesome on the iPhone)
  • Business listings (over 10 million businesses included)
  • In-route customization
  • Online trip planning (my FAVORITE feature)

The client is the same as what you have seen on other mobile devices, which means it is full featured and quite amazing. Stay tuned later for my full hands-on, including a video of the software in action.

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