Verizon Wireless Customers Can Go Off Road And Into The Wild With Trimble Outdoors
Trimble Outdoors Provides the Ultimate Outdoor Experience with Verizon Wireless’ Reliable Network, Trip Planning, GPS Navigation and Web-Based Communities.
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SUNNYVALE, CA — Verizon Wireless and Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced the availability of Trimble® Outdoors™ on select GPS-capable cell phones from Verizon Wireless. The Trimble Outdoors application allows Verizon Wireless customers to turn their phones into full-featured GPS receivers to be used during outdoor recreational activities. Customers get trip planning software, versatile off-road navigation and journaling tools for outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, fishing and hunting, in the ultimate wireless phone application for outdoor enthusiasts.
Trip Planning Software and GPS Navigation
Customers can pre-plan and review their trips online using a powerful map-based trip editor or using the Trimble Adventure Planner™ desktop software. Complete guided trips, routes, maps and waypoints can be sent wirelessly to customers’ cell phones, turning the phones into full-featured GPS navigators.
While on their adventures, customers can use their cell phones not only to navigate, but also to get maps of their locations, track routes with a GPS breadcrumb trail, and mark and edit waypoints along the way. A digital compass displays customers’ coordinates, speed and heading.
Multimedia Journaling Tools
The combination of the Trimble Outdoors application and Verizon Wireless’ multimedia phones creates ideal journaling tools for outdoor activities. Customers can use their wireless phones to take pictures and record audio on their journeys and tag each with their GPS locations. Customers can then share their adventures with friends and family by uploading photos and videos to www.trimbleoutdoors.com for complete trip journaling.
In addition, customers can browse an online library of professional and user-generated trips; customize trips done by others; and get maps in topographic, street and aerial view.
“Now that GPS is becoming ubiquitous in wireless phones, customers are looking for a variety of ways to take advantage of the technology, including using them for outdoor adventures and recreation,” said Larry Fox, business development director, Trimble Outdoors. “Trimble Outdoors provides an incredible opportunity for Verizon Wireless customers to plan trips, experience the outdoors, and share rich GPS tagged multimedia content using the phone they carry with them every day.”
Pricing and Availability
Trimble Outdoors is available on more than two dozen GPS-capable phones from Verizon Wireless, including the rugged Verizon Wireless G’zOne Type-S and G’zOne Boulder, and Motorola Adventure™ V750, as well as popular phones such as the LG Decoy™ and Samsung SCH-u550. Verizon Wireless customers can purchase the Trimble Outdoors application in the Media Center or Get It Now® section on their phones for $5.99 for a monthly subscription or $1.99 for one-day use purchase. Airtime, data usage and messaging fees may apply while downloading, using and removing Trimble Outdoors, which will be added to the customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. Trimble Outdoors is located in the Browse & Download section under the Download This! and Sports categories. For a list of Trimble Outdoors supported phones, visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow, click on Tools & Applications and enter Trimble in the search box located under Categories.
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