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Navigation Technologies Joins Symbian Platinum Program

July 23, 2003

Navigation Technologies, a provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation, Internet/wirelessapplications and business solutions, has joined the Symbian Platinum Programto support the emerging market for Symbian OS(TM) advanced mobile phones. As aPlatinum Partner, Navigation Technologies is extending its navigable databaseto the Symbian ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS(TM), theglobal industry standard operating system for advanced mobile phones, to handset manufacturers. "The industry continues to increase its support for Symbian OS and drivedemand for advanced mobile phone features which will dramatically improveconsumer appeal. We believe mapping and routing will undoubtedly play a majorrole in developing richer and fresher content and hence more dynamicservices," commented John MacLeod, executive vice president - Global Marketing& Strategy for Navigation Technologies. "This relationship reflects ourcommitment to the market and our intention to work closely with Symbian OSdevelopers who are planning location sensitive applications." According to the company, location awareness will bring increased utility to the millions ofportable devices expected to ship throughout the world in the next few years.Through its NAVTECH(R) map database, Navigation Technologies says it plays an integralrole in creating location-based solutions and services that will enhanceconsumer experience and safety. The NAVTECH digital map database serves asthe foundation for a variety of navigation and location-based servicessolutions in the Vehicle, Internet/Wireless, Enterprise/Fleet and Governmentindustries. Nine out of ten navigation-enabled vehicles in Europe -- and allin North America -- use NAVTECH data. As a SymbianPlatinum Partner, the company says it is ensuring close integration of its contentwith Symbian OS advanced mobile phones. "Mapping is becoming a fundamental requirement for today's mobiledevices," said Martin Coul, Technology Partner Program director, Symbian."We are pleased to have Navigation Technologies join the Symbian PlatinumProgram and bring its mapping and delivery technology to the Symbianecosystem." About Navigation Technologies
Navigation Technologies creates the digital maps that power navigation andlocation-based services around the world. The Chicago-based company wasfounded in 1985 and is privately held. The company's approximately 1,300employees are in over 100 offices in 17 countries. For more information, NAVTECH is a registered trademark or trademark of Navigation TechnologiesCorporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. About Symbian
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses SymbianOS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced,data-enabled mobile phones. Symbian has licensed Symbian OS to mobile phonemanufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson.Publicly announced products based on Symbian OS include the BenQ P30, SamsungSGH-D700, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2051 built by Fujitsu, Sony EricssonP800 Smartphone, Nokia 9200 Communicator range as well as the 7650, 3650 andN-Gage. Symbian has its global headquarters in London, United Kingdom withdevelopment sites in Europe and Asia. Symbian's shareholders are Ericsson,Panasonic, Motorola, Nokia, Psion, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. For further information about Symbian, please see
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