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New Magellan® RoadMate® App For iPhone Features Yelp API, Google Local Search And Free Lifetime Map And Lifetime Traffic Updates


All Existing Magellan RoadMate North America App Users Can Receive a Free Update to the New Version

SANTA CLARA, Calif.  (June 07, 2011) – Magellan today announced a new version of its RoadMate North America App for iPhone is now available on the App Store. "With major user interface enhancements designed for mobile routing, it leverages Yelp's API to integrate reviews of local businesses." The new app also features Google local search and maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, comes with free Lifetime map updates, and includes Magellan’s Lifetime Traffic service that provides live traffic information and suggests alternate routes.

"Magellan is committed to innovative development on the iOS platform. With the connectivity of the iPhone, we continue to refine our interface for mobile routing and are delivering sought-after features such as live searches, real time traffic and lifetime maps at no additional charge to our customers, "said Christine Liu, product marketing manager for Magellan GPS.

The new Magellan RoadMate App transforms an iPhone into a full-featured GPS navigator with turn-by-turn voice guidance and spoken street names. Fully optimized for iPhone 4, the app delivers stunning visuals and enables turn-by-turn navigation to run in the background while users are on a call or while using another app simultaneously.

The Magellan RoadMate North America App is also compatible with the 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch. With the addition of Magellan Premium Car Kit (sold separately), users can transform their iPod touch into an instant GPS navigator.

The Magellan RoadMate North America App is available for $59.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.

Review copies of the Magellan RoadMate app can be obtained by emailing Raphel Finelli at: rfinelli@magellangps.com.

^For maps and traffic data, "lifetime" is defined as the life of the product or 3 years, whichever is reached first, or until Magellan no longer receives relevant map and traffic data.

*Yelp!, Google Local, and Traffic features require data or Wi-Fi connectivity.


About MiTAC Digital Corporation

MiTAC Digital Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation and promotes and sells products and services under the Magellan brand name. Magellan assists people to travel, work and play with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the producer of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate series portable car navigation, Outdoor and Mobile navigation devices. MiTAC Digital Corp. is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on Magellan, visit http://www.magellangps.com.


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CONTACT:
Raphel Finelli
Senior Public Relations Manager
408-250-1778
rfinelli@magellangps.com