Asus has joined hands with SatNav Technologies to bundle the latter’s SatGuide maps and softwares on two of Asus’ flagship phones. Asus P750 and P527 which feature GPS receivers will now come pre-loaded with One India integrated map from SatGuide at the point of purchase. With this new addition, users of the P750 and P527 devices across India will literally be able to transform their mobile phones into navigation devices as and when required.
Speaking about the bundling of Asus Windows Mobile phones and SatGuide maps and software, Edward Wang, Business Head, Mobile Communication Business, Asus said, “It is indeed a great pleasure for us to be associated with SatNav Technologies and include the SatGuide maps with our ASUS P527 and P750 PDA Phones. The customers will surely benefit with the cutting edge technology provided by the ASUS PDA phones and the GPS software technology from SatNav.”
Amit Kishore Prasad, CEO of SatNav Technologies stated, “We are honored to be a part of the ASUS extended family of partners and are confident that this partnership will help both our companies increase our respective market share in India. By offering SatGuide’s GPS Enabled, voice guided, turn-by-turn navigation as a default option on its GPS phones, ASUS has shown leadership in this market space and will benefit from a better customer perception of the enhanced value that their phones now provide to end customers.”
Satnav’s One India Integrated Map encompasses more than 30 Indian cities with turn by turn directions and simple voice instructions along with a detailed National / State Highway network – all included in a single map with several thousand points of Interest. Detailed maps of all major metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and Kolakatta and cities like Jaipur, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nasik, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, etc. are offered in the database.
The Asus P750 and P527 PDA phones are available in the Indian market at Rs. 28,900/- and Rs.17,900/- respectively.