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TeleNav Reveals Cell Phone Navigation Users’ Most Popular Holiday Shopping and Dining Destinations


Identifies Top Ten Local Points of Interest (POI) Searched in the Retail and Food Category

Sunnyvale,CA- Have you ever wondered where all those people on the roads are going during the holiday shopping season? For those inquiring minds, TeleNav has identified the top ten local listing searches conducted by its community using the Business Finder feature of the TeleNav GPS Navigator™ service.

The top ten POI inquiries in the retail and food category from Black Friday (November 23) to December 13, 2007, listed by popularity, were:

1. Wal-Mart
2. Starbucks
3. Best Buy
4. Target
5. Home Depot
6. Sprint
7. Radio Shack
8. Lowe’s
9. Costco
10. McDonald’s

“New stores and restaurants are opening every day and traditional maps and online directions aren’t always up-to-date. TeleNav GPS Navigator has the advantage of having ongoing wireless access to more up-to-date information,” said HP Jin, TeleNav president, CEO and co-founder. “It’s even more important during the holiday season for consumers to quickly locate and navigate to retail destinations. It’s very interesting to see what individuals are searching for this time of year. This information can help us build additional features into the service to better meet customer demands.”

TeleNav GPS Navigator is a cell phone navigation service that provides voice and on-screen turn-by-turn directions. TeleNav also includes more than ten million points of interest, including malls, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels and gas stations by price. To learn more about TeleNav GPS Navigator, as well as sign up for a free 30-day trial, please visit

About TeleNav, Inc.
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 14 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), asset GPS tracking (AVL), 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 superior 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 8,000 customer organizations using it today.

TeleNav products are available on more than 200 wireless devices and run on all major mobile platforms currently available. TeleNav’s partners include Sprint Nextel, AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Alltel, Boost Mobile, Qwest, SouthernLINC Wireless, Rogers, Bell Mobility, T-Mobile Austria, China Mobile, Vivo Brazil, NII Holdings, Research In Motion (RIM), Motorola, Samsung, Sanyo, LG, Palm, HTC, Hewlett Packard, Nokia, NAVTEQ, Tele Atlas, deCarta, INRIX, Qualcomm and SiRF Technology Holdings.

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