Motorola Atrix Sees AT&T Navigator 2.2 Update; We Celebrate with FREE Copies of TeleNav GPS

Some of you may recall hearing back in January that AT&T customers would be among the first to see the latest release of TeleNav GPS Navigator. Released as a standalone application in the Android Market (TeleNav 6.2), it is known to AT&T customers as simply AT&T Navigator. The Motorola Atrix, which was released with a previous version of the GPS app, is now getting its 2.2 update this week. We’re guessing a few of you already know the news and have been using the application on your daily commute. For those of you who didn’t know, all you need to do is open the app and look for the update. The rest is straightforward.

As a refresher, TeleNav 6.2 features a number of improvements over its previous release. Details include multiple route suggestions, quick search, and faster routing and search results. We definitely recommend downloading and trying the service out as it’s gotten us out of a couple of Google Maps Navigator Beta pinches.

Here’s a quick demo of the app running on the Motorola Atrix!


So, on to that contest. We’re giving away three one-year copies of TeleNav GPS to help you out of your own pickles. What do you need to do to enter? Oh, that’s fun. We want to hear a quick blurb about some travel problems you have had along the way. Vacation from Hell, wrong turns gone bad, or an accident on your way to work. Whatever, just make it fun! Leave the comments below with your best tales. We have no way of verifying the truth in these so feel free to embellish. We’ll randomly draw three winners names on March 23rd and notifying via email. Make sure that you leave us a valid email address so we can get back to you.

Here’s the best part – It works for every major carrier in the US now, including Verizon!  Let’s hear those stories!

  • Jp Pauillac

    Using a map-quest, I accidentally turned into Holland Tunnel into NYC instead of taking the GWB($8 in tolls). had to drive through NYC trying to find the Tri- Borough Bridge($10.75) and took the wrong split and ended up in New Jersey. Took a U-Turn back on to Tri-Borough (another $10.75) to finally get back onto I-95 north in the right Direction. Map-quest cost me almost $30 in bad directions. That was when I gave up and shelled out $150 for my first GPS.

  • I’m all for free giveaways and contents, but seriously TeleNav for a year? Isn’t that a few leaps backwards from the Google Maps that comes standard on most Android phones?

    • Anonymous

      Actually, I found it better for me in Austin, TX last year. Twice. Google Maps Navigator Beta got me goofed up for highway exits where Telenav was able to get me where I needed.

  • Diane Baum

    Travel problems…that’s my middle Diane-How about when a city has two streets with the same name??? last week, I was invited to a client’s son’s graduation party from a vocational program. I was proud of myself, got their on time, introduced myself, filled a plate at the buffet, groovy…wrong party…wrong street

  • Is this where the quick blurbs go?

    My (first) spouse, and I took-off for a family reunion on Long Island. This was long before GPS receivers came with a moving map, and long before NY State had mobile phone coverage. We realized that we forgot the directions after a few hours of driving South.

    At first this caused much stress, but we agreed to follow Dirk Gently’s Zen Art of Navigation, which involves finding first driver that looks like they know where they are going, and just following them. You rarely end up where you want to, but almost always end up where you should be.

    So we followed whatever car was in front of use at every intersection, for a couple of hundred miles. At one point I recognized a water tower that I saw when I would visit as a young child. I had a feeling about which direction that the tower was in relation to the house. I drove to that spot, and voila we were there. At the exact place where we would have gone if we had the map.

    This map ( has the route that we took to get where we were going. I put the starting point close to where we recognized that we didn’t have the directions, and the ending point near our destination (I am not going to pick the exact house).

    Yeah, Google Maps is awesome, but I am a total map geek. I would love a copy of the program.

  • David Shre

    Not the happiest story, but maybe my most insane. This past weekend there was a 45 car pileup on the main highway to Tahoe. Not only did they close the ONLY highway to Tahoe for TWENTY hours, but the snow started piling up at the rate of 1 foot PER HOUR. So basically, we were stuck in our cars…getting buried in the snow, because of course the plows weren’t getting through. It turns out the accident also included a Liquid Nitrogen truck, which made it even more insane. We ran out of food, and melted snow for water by filling our nalgene bottles with snow and bringing them inside the car. At hour 10, we were able to crawl along and turn around at an emergency turnoff. Finally, when we made it near to Tahoe, it turned out that the smaller feeder highway was closed for a few hours…because an avalanche fell. All True. How about that for a weekend?!?

  • JP Pauillac

    Wondering if this contest got canceled since I haven’t heard from anyone about it since it started.