NAVIGON Announces Relationship With Canadian Retailer Future Shop



    
    NAVIGON 2120, 5100 and 7100 Personal Navigation Devices and accessories
    available to Canadian Consumers in-store and online at futureshop.ca
    

    CHICAGO, Dec. 20 /CNW/ -- NAVIGON, a leading provider of personal
navigation products and solutions, and Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer
and e-tailer of consumer electronics, today announced the Canadian
availability of the NAVIGON 5100 and 7100 portable navigation devices (PND)
and accessories exclusively at Future Shop.  Future Shop will also carry
NAVIGON's 2120 PND and accessories.
    
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    "We are excited to partner with NAVIGON to introduce their complete line
of portable navigation products and accessories in our Future Shop stores,"
said Rob Catherwood, Future Shop merchandise manager.  "Navigation products
are hot sellers this Holiday season, and NAVIGON's new Reality View feature is
a great addition for customers."
    This partnership brings three top-of-the-line NAVIGON PNDs and
accessories directly to Canadian consumers, allowing them to cut down on lost
time and reduce the stress and frustration of navigating heavy traffic.  The
stylishly designed and easy-to-use NAVIGON 5100 and 7100 come complete with
Reality View, Lane Assistant, Subscription-Free Lifetime Traffic updates, and
ZAGAT Survey TM rated points of interest, including restaurants, golf courses
stores and gas stations.  In addition to extensive North American maps(*), the
NAVIGON 2120 is one of the only entry-level devices to feature text-to-speech
functionality, announcing directions and street names in both English and
Canadian French.
    "We are extremely excited to have our products distributed through Future
Shop, one of Canada's leading consumer electronics retailers," said Mark
Silverio, NAVIGON's vice president, sales & channel marketing.  "NAVIGON's
award winning 2120, 5100 and 7100 represent the most feature-rich family of
products available in the PND market, and Future Shop's decision to carry our
products demonstrates their commitment to offering customers the latest
technology and innovation."
    The NAVIGON 7100 and NAVIGON 5100 are available exclusively in Future
Shop stores and online at http://www.futureshop.ca.  The products retail for
$599.99 CAD and $499.99 CAD respectively.  The NAVIGON 2120 retails for
$299.99 CAD.
    For a full list of NAVIGON product retailers in North America and the
products they offer, as well as additional NAVIGON information, visit
http://www.experiencenavigon.com.

    Model and Price                           Product Features

    
    NAVIGON 2120                             Reality View(TM): Exclusive and
                                              available only on NAVIGON
    Retailing for $299.99 CAD                 products, Reality View provides
                                              3D, photo-realistic virtual
    Special NAVIGON 2120 accessory            reality views of complex
     packs enable Lifetime Traffic            interchanges, complete with
     and ZAGAT Survey(R) Ratings and          road geometry and actual road
     Reviews at respective prices of          sign text.
     $99.99 CAD and $39.99 CAD.
                                             Text-to-Speech: Provides clearly
                                              spoken driving directions and
                                              street names in English and
                                              Canadian French.
    

    
                                             Door-to-Door Directions:
                                              Superbly accurate, seamless
                                              directions covering both the
                                              U.S. and Canada in both 2D and
                                              3D modes.
    

    
                                             Pre-loaded points-of-interest:
                                              Provides pre-loaded information
                                              for restaurants, airport
                                              locations and gas stations,
                                              accompanied by branded icons
                                              displayed on the map to easily
                                              navigate familiar locations.
    

    
                                             North American maps: 2120
                                              features maps for North
                                              America, excluding Mexico.
    


    
    NAVIGON 5100                             Reality View(TM): 3D,
                                              photo-realistic virtual reality
    Retailing for $499.99 CAD                 view of complex interchanges
                                              with road geometry.
    

    
                                             Lane Assistant: Reduces

                                              confusion by directing drivers
                                              to the optimal lane for the
                                              selected route.
    

    
                                             Subscription-Free Life-Time
                                              Traffic: Advises on traffic
                                              flow, incidents and alternate
                                              routes without any additional
                                              fees or trial periods.
    

    
                                             ZAGAT Survey(R) Ratings and
                                              Reviews: Nationwide destination
                                              guides, including top Canadian
                                              hotels, resorts and spas,
                                              restaurants, golf courses, as
                                              well as attractions and
                                              nightlife in several Canadian
                                              cities including Vancouver,
                                              Toronto, Montreal and Quebec
                                              City, help users make informed
                                              destination choices.
    

    
                                             Text-to-Speech: Provides clearly
                                              spoken driving directions and
                                              street names.
    

    
                                             Compact Size: Measures 4.2 x 3.3
                                              x 0.9 inches and weighs 6.35
                                              ounces.
    


    
    NAVIGON 7100                             Includes all of the features of
                                              the 5100 model, and also comes
    Retailing for $599.99 CAD                 complete with:
    

    
                                             Bluetooth(R) Functionality:
                                              Hands-free calling, used in
                                              conjunction with a Bluetooth
                                              mobile device, helps ensure
                                              safe travel.
    

    
    (*) North American maps exclude Mexico.
    About NAVIGON
    
    NAVIGON INC. is one of the world's leading providers of navigation
products and software solutions.  NAVIGON makes its own branded navigation
products and creates software solutions for OEM customers operating in
personal navigation, wireless, and automotive sectors.  Founded in 1991,
NAVIGON employs more than 300 people and has offices in Asia, Europe and North
America.  For more information, visit http://www.navigon.com.
    
    About Future Shop
    
    With 131 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store
(http://www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest,
national retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics.  Future Shop and its
10,000 associates are actively involved in supporting local communities.  In
partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Canada, United Way and RMJQ in Quebec,
Future Shop helps youth gain access to the education and resources they need
to become leaders for the future.
    For more information about Future Shop, including store locations, visit
http://www.futureshop.ca.

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For further information:

For further information: Peg Herbst, Director, Marketing Communications
of  NAVIGON, +1-312-268-1507, peg.herbst@navigon.com; or Susan Kirk, 
Communications Manager of Future Shop, +1-604-412-1226, skirk@futureshop.com; 
or Todd Witkemper of Edelman, +1-312-233-1369, todd.witkemper@edelman.com, 
for NAVIGON Web Site: http://www.navigon.com                 
http://www.futureshop.ca

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