NAVIGON Directs New Porsche Design Personal Navigation Device

P'9611(TM) Compromises Nothing with Subscription FREE Traffic and Sleek Design

LAS VEGAS and CHICAGO, Jan. 9 /- (CES Booth #6011) -- NAVIGON, Inc., the leading navigation software provider, today offered the U.S. market a special sneak peek at the new P'9611 by Porsche Design Group, a best-in-class portable navigation device for the discriminating consumer. Designed as the ultimate luxury navigation product, the P'9611 packages the intuitive, full-featured NAVIGON experience in a super-sleek, timeless form factor

Subscription FREE traffic for the lifetime of the product from NAVIGON -- the first company in the navigation category to make such an offer -- provides consumers with the ability to avoid traffic jams or obstacles out-of-the-box without the tedious unlock or subscription process. Built-in Traffic Message Channel (TMC) functionality automatically supplies the driver with alternative routes, and coupled with NAVIGON's revolutionary lane assistant, offers seamless navigation guidance through complicated junctures. On multi-lane roads, NAVIGON software displays the path a driver must follow to maintain a projected route.

Under the hood of the P'9611 is NAVIGON's new MobileNavigator (MN) Premium(TM) software, which reinvigorates the navigation user experience with a robust list of smart, intuitive category-leading features such as superior text-to-speech capabilities, "street first" or "city first" destination entry, and predictive spelling support. Additional software features include actual sign text, speed warnings, and automatic increases in navigation message volume to compensate for driving noise.

The P'9611 includes the most comprehensive point of interest (POI) listings available for personal navigation devices (PND) through a strategic NAVIGON partnership with Zagat Survey. As the first PND to feature this functionality, drivers now have immediate access to five destination guides, including Zagat Survey's Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts and Spas, America's Top Restaurants, America's Top Golf Courses, Attractions and Nightlife in 70+ US Cities/Locales to make informed destination choices. The millions of consumers worldwide who rely on Zagat Survey's ratings and reviews now have immediate access to integrated content in their turn-by-turn driving directions. This partnership enhances the millions of POI listings, above and beyond lesser products, that are standard within NAVIGON's MN software suite.

"We're thrilled to be a part of this product," said Andreas Hecht, NAVIGON's General Manager for the Americas. "It's a beautiful realization of design and innovation and represents the cutting-edge of navigation."

Other key features include a high-contrast 480 x 272 touch screen, 520 MHz Intel CPU, dual processor platform, graphics accelerator chip, 64 MB of both RAM and ROM, high-sensitivity GPS receiver, hands-free Bluetooth communications kits, high quality built-in speakers, and a windshield cradle that is among the most thoughtfully designed in the category. The P'9611 will be available in Summer 2007, and will sell for an MSRP of $899.


NAVIGON creates navigation software solutions for some of the world's best-known brands in consumer electronics. NAVIGON makes the software that drives navigation products from Sony, Delphi, Fujitsu-Siemens, and more. Founded in Germany in 1991, NAVIGON invented the world's first mobile GPS navigation product-and consistently breaks new ground with its award-winning MobileNavigator line of navigation software. NAVIGON is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany; NAVIGON USA headquarters is in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit .

About Porsche Design

Porsche Design is a global luxury men's brand and is determined by engineered products. Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche established the Porsche Design brand in 1972 whose products are attracting consumers with their technical innovation and represent functionality and timelessness in its purest form. Porsche Design products are sold in exclusive own retail and franchise stores, shop-in-shops, up-market department stores and exclusive specialist stores. For more information, visit .

Source: NAVIGON, Inc.

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Porsche Design Group, Director, Public Relations,
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