Navigon for Windows Phone 7: GPS turn by turn arrives

Although TomTom has yet to make a Windows Phone 7 navigation app, that hasn’t stopped its rival Navigon from launching one.

The new Navigon for Windows Phone 7 app is available for all Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) users and takes advantage of new features made available to developers with the new OS update, such as the ability to save an address to the start screen.

Navigon for Windows Phone 7 includes spoken turn-by-turn directions, visual lane guidance, live traffic information and rerouting, among many other features. 

Users will also be able to get real-time traffic data.

There is also a Reality Scanner that lets users point their smartphone in any direction to see points-of-interest icons appear directly onto a live camera view, making it easy to find destinations on foot.

For those that go to the same place all the time (like home) users will be able to pin an address to the start screen.

Navigon for Windows Phone 7 includes on-board Navteq maps; for the USA these will cost $49.99 while Europe maps cost £51.49. Traffic4all, the company’s live traffic service costs an additional £1.99. All three are in the Windows Marketplace now.



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