BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SUNNYVALE, CA — Verizon Wireless and Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced the availability of Trimble® Outdoors™ on select GPS-capable cell phones from Verizon Wireless. The Trimble Outdoors application allows Verizon Wireless customers to turn their phones into full-featured GPS receivers to be used during outdoor recreational activities. Customers get trip planning software, versatile off-road navigation and journaling tools for outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, fishing and hunting, in the ultimate wireless phone application for outdoor enthusiasts.
Trip Planning Software and GPS Navigation
Customers can pre-plan and review their trips online using a powerful map-based trip editor or using the Trimble Adventure Planner™ desktop software. Complete guided trips, routes, maps and waypoints can be sent wirelessly to customers’ cell phones, turning the phones into full-featured GPS navigators.
While on their adventures, customers can use their cell phones not only to navigate, but also to get maps of their locations, track routes with a GPS breadcrumb trail, and mark and edit waypoints along the way. A digital compass displays customers’ coordinates, speed and heading.
Multimedia Journaling Tools
The combination of the Trimble Outdoors application and Verizon Wireless’ multimedia phones creates ideal journaling tools for outdoor activities. Customers can use their wireless phones to take pictures and record audio on their journeys and tag each with their GPS locations. Customers can then share their adventures with friends and family by uploading photos and videos to www.trimbleoutdoors.com for complete trip journaling.
In addition, customers can browse an online library of professional and user-generated trips; customize trips done by others; and get maps in topographic, street and aerial view.
“Now that GPS is becoming ubiquitous in wireless phones, customers are looking for a variety of ways to take advantage of the technology, including using them for outdoor adventures and recreation,” said Larry Fox, business development director, Trimble Outdoors. “Trimble Outdoors provides an incredible opportunity for Verizon Wireless customers to plan trips, experience the outdoors, and share rich GPS tagged multimedia content using the phone they carry with them every day.”
Pricing and Availability
Trimble Outdoors is available on more than two dozen GPS-capable phones from Verizon Wireless, including the rugged Verizon Wireless G’zOne Type-S and G’zOne Boulder, and Motorola Adventure™ V750, as well as popular phones such as the LG Decoy™ and Samsung SCH-u550. Verizon Wireless customers can purchase the Trimble Outdoors application in the Media Center or Get It Now® section on their phones for $5.99 for a monthly subscription or $1.99 for one-day use purchase. Airtime, data usage and messaging fees may apply while downloading, using and removing Trimble Outdoors, which will be added to the customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. Trimble Outdoors is located in the Browse & Download section under the Download This! and Sports categories. For a list of Trimble Outdoors supported phones, visit www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow, click on Tools & Applications and enter Trimble in the search box located under Categories.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Trimble Outdoors
Trimble Outdoors is a family of GPS-on-cellular applications for consumers. With Trimble Outdoors, consumers can use their GPS-enabled cell phones to navigate trails and highways, track workout performance, and create, manage and share those experiences with others. By leveraging Trimble’s 30 years of commercial expertise in GPS, software, and communications, Trimble Outdoors delivers cost-effective and convenient position-based services that promote consumers’ well-being, security and active lifestyle. For more information about Trimble Outdoors, visit www.TrimbleOutdoors.com.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and governments significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location – including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit Trimble’s Web site at www.trimble.com.