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Telmap Navigator Hits BlackBerry App World

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Telmap Navigator Hits BlackBerry App World

It may have finally been confirmed after two years and three generations of software on the iPhone, but turn-by-turn third party mapping has already hit BlackBerry App World after just a few days.

Telmap is the sprinter out the blocks here making its popular Navigator mapping solution available to Bold, 800, Pearl 8110 and Curve 8310 and 8900 owners immediately.

The move isn't entirely unexpected however as Telmap has an established relationship with RIM and has already been available via the likes of Vodafone, Orange, O2, Carphone Warehouse, MapQuest, Sprint and ATT to name but a few. That said, with application stores typically more used to hosting 99p drinking games and fart jokes it demonstrates great confidence in the fledgling BlackBerry service.

"The new BlackBerry App World is an important channel for us to make the Telmap Navigator the leading application available for the mass", said Oren Nissim, CEO, Telmap. "We are happy to extend the success to many more people, and make it simple and easy to access using their BlackBerry Smartphone."

Of course the interesting aspect in all this will be to see how App World integration affects sales compared to more traditional channels. If I were Telmap I'd be quietly optimistic - it didn't do too badly for MP3s...

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Telmap Navigator

BlackBerry App World

Fraxos

April 3, 2009, 7:18 pm

I think I will stick with Nav4All. Can be used pretty much everywhere, accurate and simple and bets of all: completely free.

RafflesNH

April 4, 2009, 1:04 am

@Fraxos


Free? Only until "01.01.2010"

Fraxos

April 4, 2009, 2:01 am

I see your point. Yet when I first downloaded it was meant to be free until 01.09.2009 or something like that. It seems that the date is very a moving target. For now though it is free and does an excellent job. Of course I will to re-evaluate this is it does indeed stop being free.

xbrumster

April 4, 2009, 4:11 pm

I dont see why shoudn't it be available to iphone at any time soon. iphone 3g certainly has the capacity to do so.

Keithe6e

April 7, 2009, 3:46 pm

@xbrumster, I dont see why shoudn't it be available to iphone at any time soon





Totally agree, but I believe it's Apple's silly politics here. I really like the I-Phone, but sometime Apple does my head in. Tom Tom have had an App doing Turn by Turn for the I-Phone for ages now, so why Apple is not allowing this to appear on the App store is just stupid. I will never buy a dedicated Sat Nav, but would be willing to pay a reasonable fee for one integrated into my phone, so Apple are losing out on potential commission here.

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