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    Shocking and horrid news from Nav4All, this makes me really sad and kinda angry, thought people should know. i got this this morning:

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    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 28-01-2010 16:30 GMT+1

    Subject: Nav4All navigation shut down by Navteq

    Letter to 27,625,631 Nav4All navigation customers

    Dear Customers,

    It is with the deepest regret that we hereby notify you that the global navigation of Nav4All and the Tracking & Tracing will go offline in 3 days. The reason for the same is that the data licence agreement with Navteq (a 100% Nokia subsidiary) was not extended, in a totally unexpected manner. It is not possible to implement data from another supplier in our Nav4All systems within the short term.
    The Nav4All navigation system was developed for Navteq data. Nav4All has therefore been constrained to stop.

    We greatly regret the fact that we have to suspend the operation of our service. With your help, we have developed Nav4All into a global product with 27.5 million users in 56 languages, in 5 years. This has made Nav4All the largest navigation supplier. This large number of users also has to do with the fact that Nav4All works on hundreds of different mobile telephones of many makes such as Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola, Android, HTC, Nokia, LG, Iphone, Ipod etc.

    After 5 years of testing and market development, we witnessed rapid - in fact, exponential - growth during the last two years. That growth was reported in the licence reports to Navteq. In mid-December 2009, the global coverage was extended to include the Philippines, Morocco and Kenya.

    Please contact the Nav4All support desk in case you have any
    questions: www.nav4all.com/support. If there is any further information from Nav4All concerning the subject of this letter, the same will be published on our website: www.nav4all.com. For reasons of privacy, Nav4All does not have the email addresses of all its customers, and we therefore request you to forward this email to the maximum extent possible, in order to ensure that everyone is informed.

    Kind Regards,

    Hennie J.M. Groot Koerkamp (CEO)

    Nav4All BV

    Keizersgracht 62-64

    1015 CS Amsterdam NL

    The text of this e-mail will be available on our website as soon as possible in the following languages: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Indonesian.

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    Loved Nav4all, have used it for about 4 years and OK, it basic, but free and gets you there. Shocked to see it shutdown so quick...
    International numptee & Connoisseur of Stella Artois

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    Wow! I'm not a Nav4all user but I hate to see any popular app go - I hope they can resurrect it some time in the future but that's not gonna help its users now.
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    I got that e-mail too and it seems like it is already gone. I get map errors only.

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    Try amAze gps
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    Quote Originally Posted by raton View Post
    Try amAze gps
    Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16
    Will give it a try, thanks.
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    Amaze seems OK, dont like it reminding me to buy it every so often though...
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    Right before I jumped ship it had just become a paid app. I used it for a good three years for free no ads no nothing. Luckily I switched to the iPhone and found three voice turn by turn apps one of them being tomtom. I love it
    Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16

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