Mobile location company Telmap has announced a partnership with BlueSky Positioning to put real-time search, mapping and navigation on mobile phones that don't have built-in GPS. Instead, it's using BlueSky Positioning’s A-GPS technology, which is embedded into a phone’s SIM card.
The result is a mapping and navigation solution for mid-range handsets that includes in-car navigation with 3D moving maps, multi-lingual turn-by-turn directions with street names and even traffic and speed camera information in some areas. Telmap’s solution also includes pedestrian navigation.
In a polite but firm statement, HTC Corporation has responded to Apple's recent legal action. Peter Chou, HTC's CEO, said "HTC disagrees with Apple’s actions and will fully defend itself. HTC strongly advocates intellectual property protection and will continue to respect other innovators and their technologies as we have always done, but we will continue to embrace competition through our own innovation as a healthy way for consumers to get the best mobile experience possible".