Route 66 powers navigation on HTC and Samsung phones

ROUTE 66 has announced it has worked with HTC to create HTC Locations, a mobile mapping and navigation solution.

It provides users with instant, on-demand maps without download delays or incurring mobile roaming charges.

This is possible through the hybrid map technology of ROUTE 66. When operated in online mode, the application accesses the most up-to-date map data directly from the ROUTE 66 map server.

In offline mode, however, it accesses the map data that is already stored on the phone, thus avoiding data transfer costs charged by the network operator.

Note: HTC Locations uses TomTom (TeleAtlas) maps.

Furthermore, ROUTE 66 has also announced the availability of lifetime onboard navigation for the entire family of Samsung Wave smartphones.

Samsung Wave users worldwide are invited to upgrade their smartphone with a lifetime navigation license for which they will receive 1 year free speed camera updates as a bonus.

The entire Samsung Wave family runs on the Bada operating system and has a mapping and navigation application stored in the internal memory of the phone.

Source: Route66.

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