Ever since Tom Tom made their announcement of upcoming iPhone support, along with Apple’s announcement of support for direct hardware communication in OS 3.0, I’ve been expecting to see the release of navigation apps by some of the bigger players in mobile navigation.
The first really big release seems to come from Navigon, who have now released the European edition of their MobileNavigator product. Navigon products have been pretty popular in Europe as both PDA/Smartphone and stand alone device (PNA) releases, and had a presence here in the U.S., primarily through their PNA product line.
In its initial release the program appears to support 10 languages (with more coming), and includes maps and points of interest for 40 countries in both Western and Eastern Europe. It’s available at the iTunes App Store until June 30th for an introductory price of $94.99.
The big mainstream professional PNA/PDA navigation companies are arriving at the party!