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Topographic Mapping Software Available for BlackBerry
      #31451 - 09/22/08 10:42 PM

GPS software manufacturer Northport Systems, Inc., has announced that Fugawi Touratel topographic mapping software for the USA and Canada is now available for Blackberry handsets. Designed to enhance outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and more, the Touratel software will provide Blackberry customers with convenient and highly detailed outdoor mapping.

?Northport Systems is pleased to add Blackberry handsets to our growing list of supported mobile phones,? said Robin Martel, president of Northport Systems. ?Based on our conversations with outdoor enthusiasts, we are confident that the convenience of mobile mapping coupled with the breadth of detail provided by Fugawi Touratel will be well received by Blackberry customers.?

Fugawi Touratel utilizes the Blackberry?s internal GPS receiver eliminating the need for the added cost of specific-use Bluetooth connected GPS receiver. Due to its unique Web 2.0 architecture, users do not need to download and install the software ? the entire Fugawi Touratel application works through the smartphone?s internet connection. Blackberry users will have access to Fugawi Touratel?s high-resolution US and Canadian topographic maps, sourced directly from the US Geological Survey and Natural Resources Canada, respectively. Blackberry customers will benefit from added map content and ongoing product development instantaneously, without the need to download updates, apply patches or purchase additional hardware components.

Fugawi Touratel runs on the Where platform developed by uLocate. Fugawi Touratel is currently a free application for use with the Blackberry 8800, Curve and Pearl. For more information on Fugawi Touratel, or to learn more about Northport Systems and its entire product line, please contact (416) 920-9300 or visit A regularly updated list of compatible carriers and handsets can also be accessed on the company?s website.

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