SOURCE: TeleNav, Inc.

October 22, 2008 08:00 ET

TeleNav Wins Best of Mobile Internet World Innovation 2008 Award

BOSTON, MA and SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2008) - xchange magazine announced Tuesday that TeleNav has been selected to receive the Mobile Internet World Innovation 2008 Award for TeleNav GPS Navigator™ in the Most Innovative Consumer Mobile Internet Application category. TeleNav GPS Navigator was also recognized as the runner-up for the Most Innovative Consumer Mobile Internet Deployment. Additionally, TeleNav's TeleNav Track™ service was awarded runner-up status for the Most Innovative Enterprise Mobile Internet Deployment because of its implementation with the City of New York. The annual awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of mobile Internet technology. Nominations were open to all providers and vendors of mobile Internet technology and selected by a judging panel of experts from the mobile Internet industry.

TeleNav received the awards on Oct. 21 at a ceremony following the close of the Mobile Internet World expo floor. Eliot Weinman, president of Yankee Group, along with Tara Seals, associate editor of xchange, presented awards to TeleNav and recipients in three other categories. TeleNav and its awards will be featured in the January issue of xchange, as well as on the Web sites of both Mobile Internet World, www.mobilenetx.com, and xchange, www.xchangemag.com/mobileinternet2008.

"xchange is pleased to honor TeleNav's contributions to the development and promotion of mobile Internet technology," said Mike Saxby, group publisher of xchange. "The growth in the industry has been tremendous, as shown by TeleNav's achievement, and it's vital that such accomplishments and commitment be lauded."

"On behalf of Mobile Internet World, I congratulate TeleNav for winning this year's Mobile Internet World Innovation Award," added Weinman. "Mobile Internet World Awards winners truly represent the best and the brightest in the development and deployment of mobile Internet technology."

TeleNav, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, was the first to launch a cell phone GPS system in the United States. Deployed by 15 carriers in 21 countries, TeleNav is a global leader in wireless location-based services (LBS). Currently, the company's solutions are available in four continents, including North and South America, Asia and Europe.

TeleNav's solutions include GPS navigation, Mobile Resource Management (MRM), social networking and local search. The company's flagship product, TeleNav GPS Navigator, is comparable to in-car systems found in luxury vehicles, offering a similar experience with functionality, such as automatically-updated maps and business locations, full color 3D moving maps, traffic alerts and one-click rerouting, location-sharing, business reviews, speech recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot finder, lowest-price fuel finder and more. TeleNav's enterprise application, TeleNav Track, incorporates GPS-enabled tracking, time sheets, wireless forms and navigation. TeleNav Track is a widely adopted service with over 9,000 customer organizations using it today.

TeleNav products are available on more than 450 wireless devices and run on all widely available major mobile platforms. TeleNav's worldwide partners include Sprint Nextel, AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Alltel, Boost Mobile, Qwest, SouthernLINC Wireless, Rogers, Bell Mobility, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile Austria, China Mobile, Vivo Brazil, Telcel, NII Holdings, Research In Motion (RIM), Motorola, Samsung, Sanyo, LG, Palm, HTC, Hewlett Packard, Nokia, Tele Atlas, deCarta, INRIX, Qualcomm and SiRF Technology Holdings.

The Mobile Internet Innovation Awards winners were selected by an independent judging panel that consisted of Craig Mathias, principal, Farpoint Group; Zeus Kerravala, senior vice president of Enterprise Research for Yankee Group; Caroline Gabriel, lead research analyst, Rethink Research; Andy Mitchell, Bell Canada; Rich Buttiglieri, usability consultant, Design and Usability Center, Bentley College; and representatives from xchange and Trendsmedia.

For a complete list of winners, visit www.xchangemag.com/mobileinternet2008.

About xchange

Founded in 1996, xchange is an online and print publication for facilities-based service providers offering voice, data, wireless, IP, WiMAX and content. Its seasoned editors do more than simply report on industry news; they dig beneath the surface to provide analysis on what new equipment, new services, new regulatory activities and other new developments mean to xchange readers. xchange content, including news, articles, eBooks, webinars and industry buyer's guide is accessible online at www.xchangemag.com. Subscriptions to the print publication, its digital edition and the xchange Update weekly e-mail newsletter are also available at www.xchangemag.com.

About Trendsmedia

Trendsmedia is the events and publishing division of Yankee Group Research Inc. Its mission is to help its clients stay ahead of the major technology trends that are likely to impact their businesses significantly. Trendsmedia provides their clients with independently researched and produced media products that target emerging technology markets in depth, including focused conferences, independently produced online media and in-depth newsletters and market intelligence studies. For more, see www.trendsmedia.com.

About Mobile Internet World Conference & Expo

Mobile Internet World, produced by Trendsmedia, brings together all key mobile technologies, products, systems and services into a single, information-packed event featuring key industry players, thought leaders and users. The event showcases the entire ecosystem of enable mobile Internet technologies, content and applications. Mobile Internet World is developed collaboratively with thought-leading executives from throughout the rapidly expanding mobile Internet arena. For more information, visit www.mobilenetx.com.

Copyright 2008 TeleNav, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

"TeleNav," "TeleNav Track," "telenavtrack," "TeleNav GPS Navigator," "telenavgpsnavigator," the TeleNav logo, and "telenav.com" are registered and unregistered trademarks and/or service marks of TeleNav, Inc. Unless otherwise noted, all other trademarks, service marks, and logos used in this press release are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Mary Beth Lowell
    TeleNav, Inc.
    425.531.0122
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    Melanie Wehrman / Kate Sowell
    LEWIS PR for TeleNav
    Melanie: 408.573.3665
    Kate: 408.573.3664
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