21 million mobile users across EU5 markets accessed mapping, direction services during February, 68% growth

New research from comScore has revealed a 68% increase in the use of mobile mapping and direction services across Europe during the past year.

Destinator 9 Delivers Innovative and Intuitive GPS Navigation to Windows Marketplace for Mobile

Intrinsyc Software International announced that Destinator® 9 is immediately available for purchase on the Windows® Marketplace for Mobile, the online applications and media portal for Windows phones.

Google Offers New Model for Consumers to Buy a Mobile Phone

Google Inc. today unveiled a new way for consumers to purchase an Android mobile phone, a web store hosted by Google. The company is also launching the first phone offered through this new model, called the Nexus One, which combines the latest in hardware from HTC Corporation with the newest Android software.

Ericsson supplies largest LTE network

Today TeliaSonera launched the world’s first and largest commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) service in Stockholm, supplied by Ericsson. This historic rollout was completed well ahead of plan. TeliaSonera’s mobile broadband commercial network in Stockholm is now the fastest and largest in the world.

Berg Insight says machines account for 1.4 percent of mobile network connections worldwide

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, 1.4 percent of the mobile network connections worldwide were used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication at the end of 2009. The shares in the EU and the US were 2.4 percent and 4.3 percent respectively.

Travel Firms’ Initial European Mobile Strategies Should Focus On Convenient Services

Travel is inherently mobile. Now that the promise of location-enhanced services is beginning to be fulfilled on mobile phones, travelers are starting to use their devices as personal travel assistants.

Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition brings maps, location and navigation to new markets

The new phone is expected to be popular in the developed and developing world alike and has been developed with urban environments, small towns, as well as rural areas in mind.

Berg Insight says 88 percent of PNDs sold in 2015 will have integrated cellular connectivity

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, global shipments of Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) will peak at about 50 million units per year in 2012 and slightly decline thereafter. Growing shipments in emerging markets are not likely to fully compensate for the decline in Europe and North America, where higher adoption of handset-based navigation services will become the primary navigation solution for occasional users.

Mobile Advertising in Navigation Driver’s Seat

After turning the navigation application world upside down, Google created more drama with the pending purchase of AdMob; rumors persist about a worldwide iPhone to be offered by Verizon; Microsoft is dumping MSN Direct; in a crossover, Dell will introduce a smartphone, while AT&T will offer a smart book.

Will mobile navigation spell doom for PNDs? By Sarah Reedy for Telephony Online

When Google released its Google Maps Navigation application for Android, featuring turn-by-turn directions, live traffic updates and voice control, the stocks of portable navigation device–makers and GPS competitors took a sizable hit.