Appello Systems, the supplier of Wisepilot, has announced that they will be a strategic partner for turn-by-turn navigation and Location Based Services (LBS) to Sony Ericsson. This will allow owners of Sony Ericsson mobile phones to have navigation directly on their GPS-enabled mobile phone.
Somny Ericsson Exec. “Sony Ericsson is happy to enter a partnership with Appello for turn-by-turn navigation under the Wisepilot brand. Navigation, search and Location Based Services are natural parts in our portfolio. Together with Appello we offer a well integrated user experience with ease of use. Wisepilot will be pre-loaded in our phones as well as downloadable from our application store Playnow and the Fun & Downloads web service.”
The service will initially be offered in over 55 countries, where Wisepilot will be pre-installed on all Sony Ericsson Satio, Aino and Yari handsets. Users will get 30 days of free usage of Wisepilot – a turn-by-turn navigation solution with voice directions and moving 3D maps.
In addition premium guides, real-time traffic information, weather forecasts, Wikipedia local search, safety camera warnings, a unique web portal community and an automatic travel report journal are available. Following the free trial, the user will be able to continue the service choosing from several subscription plans.