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MapQuest jumps into navigation pool

MapQuest is now offering a GPS navigation system for iPhone users in the U.S. and Canada. MapQuest Navigator [iTunes link] is U.S. $0.99 for a 14 day trial. After than you have to buy it for $3.99 a month, $9.99 for 3 months, or $29.99 a year.

According to the company, key features include:

  • Streamlined 3D Interface: Features voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation that speaks directions and street names.
  • Regular Data Updates: Search 16+ million points of interest and utilize up-to-date street maps.
  • Full Route Corridor Download: Quick route re-calculation for missed turns as well provides continued service in areas of no cellular coverage.
  • Traffic Incident Based Routing: U.S. routes are optimized to avoid traffic incidents that might delay your travel.
  • MapQuest Place Carousel: Easily displays locations for hotels, movie theaters, gas stations, and more with a single tap.
Most of the data for the app comes over the internet, so MapQuest Navigator has a small 2.9MB footprint. If you'd like to see a video demo of the app, go here.

We've asked for a copy so we can put it through our rigorous review trials and compare it to the other systems we've used, so more to come.

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MapQuest is now offering a GPS navigation system for iPhone users in the U.S. and Canada. MapQuest Navigator [iTunes link] is U.S. $0.99...