Global Handset Nav Subscriber Base To Grow To 26 Million By 2010, according to ABI Research

While application stores are expected to become an important channel for the distribution of navigation software, many carriers and handset manufacturers prefer to pre-install or bundle navigation software with their phones and offer plans based on strategic partnerships with navigation developers.

GyPSii makes JavaME app available in English, updates its BlackBerry and iPhone apps, and debuts in the Ovi Store

The folks behind the popular mobile social networking service, GyPSii have been busy these days.

Appello and deCarta powers LG Electronics’s GT505 new full-touch handset with mobile navigation

Appello Systems and deCarta today announced that they will power the new LG GT505 handset with the Wisepilot mobile navigation solution. This will allow owners of the LG phone to have state-of-the-art navigation directly on their GPS-enabled mobile phone. The LG GT505 will be available in Europe from June 2009.