Mapping and Travel Software for Handhelds

Mapping and Travel Software for Handhelds

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Handmark, a developer and publisher of PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) software, and Rand McNally & Company, a provider of mapping, routing and travel solutions, have announced an agreement in principle to develop and market map and travel software for handheld devices.

The first product planned is Rand McNally StreetFinder® Deluxe Mobile Edition software. With the new, streamlined export process and street map detail for the United States all on one power-packed CD-ROM, it will be easier than ever to create personalized maps and access travel information on Palm OS® handhelds. The product is expected to be available in retail stores in June, in time for Father’s Day gifts and summer vacation planning.

StreetFinder Deluxe Mobile Edition software will include detailed street maps for the United States (AK & HI excluded), point of interest information, and routing capabilities. Users will be able to create custom maps and driving directions (Internet connection required) on a PC and export them via the HotSync® process to any Palm OS® handheld. StreetFinder® Deluxe Mobile Edition will have an estimated street price of $29.99* and will be available wherever Palm OS® handhelds are sold.