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Networks In Motion Expands Gokivo Support for BlackBerry Smartphones to International Markets

July 28, 2009

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ — Networks In Motion (NIM), the creator of Gokivo and the award-winning global wireless navigation, hyper-local search and location-based services (LBS) company, today announced it is expanding Gokivo support for BlackBerry(R) smartphones to international markets with support for the UK, Western Europe and Canada.*

The company said owners of the BlackBerry(R) Bold(TM), and BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) 8900 smartphones, can now download Gokivo directly to their handsets from BlackBerry App World(TM). Networks In Motion is offering a “Summer Nav Sale” through the end of July that will allow BlackBerry smartphone users to try the application for free for 30 days, which ends Labor Day weekend.*

“As mobile devices proliferate and grow more powerful, the handset is becoming the platform that will drive almost all the future growth in turn-by-turn navigation and we’re going to be leading that transition and increasing the smartphone footprint for Gokivo,” said Doug Antone, CEO of Networks In Motion. “Consumers want navigation in the palm of their hands at all times and they want real-time data that can help them discover everything that’s around them by simply clicking on their phone.”

BlackBerry smartphones now supported by Gokivo and available on BlackBerry App World include the BlackBerry(R) Bold(TM) and BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) 8900 smartphones.

In a report issued this week, global research and advisory company Gartner said PND prices are declining rapidly as consumers seek other alternatives. The research firm said entry-level standalone navigation devices were now selling at only a fraction of what they cost five years ago. A souring domestic and global economy is also leading consumers to rethink purchasing new hardware devices.

About Networks In Motion:

Networks In Motion is an award-winning wireless navigation and hyper-local search company, powering some of the most innovative location based mobile products in the marketplace. Networks In Motion powers cutting edge location based services and search applications for leading mobile partners around the world including Verizon Wireless, AAA, AT&T, Ericsson, MetroPCS, Sprint, TELUS, U.S. Cellular and YellowPages.com. NIM’s NAVBuilder platform is the most widely used mobile phone navigation service in North America. Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Orange County, Calif., with additional offices throughout the EU, in China and Silicon Valley. More information is available at http://networksinmotion.com.

*Devices supported will vary by network provider. Please see (URL) for more information.

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    SutherlandGold Group for Networks In Motion   Networks in Motion
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    nim@sutherlandgold.com                        sandler@networksinmotion.com

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