Nextar Selects Nav N Go Software for Use in Its Latest GPS Unit

New 43LT Model Includes Free Lifetime Subscription for Live Traffic Reports

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Nextar 43LT GPS Navigation System with Nav N Go Software Offering Lifetime Free Traffic Updates

Nav N Go's investment in research and development, coupled with their ability to tailor their software to the US market makes them a strong partner.

La Verne, CA (Vocus) June 25, 2009

Nextarâ„¢, a designer and marketer of bold and new consumer electronic products with mass appeal, has announced the introduction of its first model to include Nav N Go navigation software. The feature-rich unit, model 43LT, comes with a free lifetime subscription for on-demand, real-time traffic reports.

"Nav N Go takes great pleasure in welcoming Nextar not only as a selected partner but in working with Nextar to develop new products," stated Jim Nardulli, Senior Vice President for Global Sales at Nav N Go. "Nextar has made phenomenal strides in not only catching up to their competitors but in becoming one of the fastest-growing and innovative GPS navigation companies in the world. We believe that Nextar's exciting product categories and retail avenues are among the most salient and relevant today, utilizing the newest technologies in dynamic yet affordable products."

The Nextar 43LT GPS navigation system has online map updates and additional maps available for purchase at http://www.nextar.com/extras . The device also comes with a free lifetime subscription for live traffic reports provided by NAVTEQ that are audible through the vehicle's radio system. The reports are provided at no additional charge and are available right out of the box. No activation is required as the special feature works the moment the system is turned on. The unit also comes with 3D landmark and sign-post viewing as well as an SD card slot.

"Nextar is excited to be working with Nav N Go, a company we believe is bringing user-friendly and trendy navigation software to market that even first-time navigation users can enjoy," stated Eddy Zheng, Nextar founder. "Nav N Go's investment in research and development, coupled with their ability to tailor their software to the US market makes them a strong partner."

The Nextar 43LT, running on the Nav N Go's software has a generous 4.3" TFT touch-screen display that provides large, clear, colorful images of maps from all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Text-to-speech technology distinctly pronounces road names and offers voice-guided directions, with turn-by-turn voice prompts. Prompts are clearly audible through a built-in speaker. A built-in antenna ensures signal reception.

It includes 1.6-million points of interest, including hotels, shopping centers, gas stations, and restaurants. For added versatility, it has the ability to play MP3 files as well as display JPEG images. Digital map data is supplied by NAVTEQ, the preeminent provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems.

Power is supplied by a lightweight, built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. Accessories include: an external RDS receiver, car power adapter, suction cup, and a stylus/touch pen. The system measures 4.6'' x 3.2'' x 0.8'' in size and weigh 6.4 oz. The 43LT is currently available nationwide.

About Nav N Go
Nav N Go is a dynamic, innovative software development company that offers the latest solutions for 3D satellite navigation, mobile applications and content/community services on a variety of platforms. The company also develops its own mobile games and digital maps. Founded in 2004, Nav N Go launched its first product in Germany at CeBIT 2006. Since then, it has formed partnerships with more than 70 hardware manufacturers worldwide, with 25 A and B brands including Clarion Europe GmbH, LG Electronics and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. The company provides reliable navigation solutions in more than 70 countries and in 45 different languages.

To find out more about Nav N Go please visit http://www.navngo.com.

About Nextar
Nextar, headquartered in Southern California, is a global designer and marketer of consumer electronics. From the categories it enters to the products it develops and the manner in which it goes to market, Nextar's decisions are based on its unique 'bold and new' philosophy. It currently offers products in the following categories: portable personal audio and video; digital photo frames; GPS navigation; and Bluetooth®. In addition to tried-and-true consumer electronic retail outlets, Nextar products also are boldly marketed through non-traditional avenues such as department stores, automotive, mass merchants, food and drug, and do-it-yourself.

Nextar is an affiliate of Tofasco℠, a rapidly growing company that sells products worldwide in a variety of industries. For further information regarding Nextar, visit its website at http://www.nextar.com or call toll free 888-849-0846.

Contact:

Susan van Barneveld / Rita Lee
Public Communications/Worldwide
Work: (714) 891-3660
nextar(at)pc-w.com

Annegret Munitzk
Nav N Go Kft.
1016 Budapest, Bérc u. 23.
HUNGARY
Tel: +36 1 872 0000
Fax: +36 1 872 0100
press(at)navngo.com

All products/services and trademarks mentioned in this release are the properties of their respective companies.

©2009 Nextar. All rights reserved.

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