Nov 18, 2007

MapQuest Navigator 5.0 – New Features and Lower Price

I’m happy to announce that the MapQuest Wireless team launched the latest version of MapQuest Navigator 5.0, an application that provides voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation right on your mobile phone. There are some handy new features such as 3D views, a gas price finder and traffic alerts. And, we’ve included AOL’s CityGuide info to give you listings of the best restaurants, bars and live music venues- basically all the locals’ favorites.

MapQuest Navigator for Blackberry®The other day I was meeting a friend for dinner in Denver and we searched for City’s Best ‘Burgers’ through Navigator’s CityGuide search screen. We landed at a joint called “The Cherry Cricket”. My kind of place – a bar menu with humongous burgers. When I was on my way to the airport the next day, Navigator popped up an alert that steered me around a jam on I-70 – which was key since I was running late yet again…

Anyone who’s been in an electronics store lately has seen that standalone GPS units can cost hundreds of dollars, and putting one in the dash of your car costs a boatload. Why buy another gadget when your BlackBerry® or other GPS smartphone can get you the same results? Personally, I’d rather carry one do-it-all device in my pocket. With MapQuest Navigator I can get my monthly service for less than the cost of my jamocha double half-whip every morning.

So here’s the kicker – we want folks to check out Navigator 5.0, and we wanted to give a great incentive to try it out – we made it cheap! Right now, MapQuest Navigator 5.0 is only $4.99 per month- which is about half of the ten bucks a month your carrier might charge you for similar services. Anyone that signs up before the end of the year can get the great price, and there’s no obligation for a long contract – it’s a month to month service.

Check out more details here, and let us know what you think. We’re very interested in what you think.

Cheers- and happy travelin’ over Turkey Day!