updated 4/4/2011 6:16:01 AM ET 2011-04-04T10:16:01

BEIJING, April 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoNavi Holdings Limited ("AutoNavi" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:AMAP), a leading provider of digital map content and navigation and location-based solutions in China, today announced that the Company's 3-D Navigation and MiniMap applications ("app") have been pre-installed on Motorola's first tablet, the MOTO XOOM, which was officially launched in China on March 31, 2011. MOTO XOOM is compatible with the Android 3.0 operating system and is equipped with a 2X1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of express RAM. The pre-installment marks the first time AutoNavi's applications have been made available on an Android 3.0-operated tablet as well as AutoNavi's first collaboration with Motorola's tablet business. This new cooperation is an expansion of the Company's existing partnership with Motorola, a partnership through which AutoNavi pre-installs its Navigation and MiniMap apps on Motorola's mobile handsets.

AutoNavi's chief executive officer, Mr. Congwu Cheng, commented, "The launch of our first applications on Android 3.0-operated tablets and our selection as a partner for Motorola's first tablet demonstrate the quality and reliability of our navigation and mapping applications and further enhance AutoNavi's leading position in China's location-based solutions market. Our more user-friendly navigation applications and customized solutions combined with Motorola's MOTO XOOM tablet leverage the technical expertise of the two companies to deliver value-added products that benefit end-users in their daily lives."

Mr. Cheng added, "In 2011, we expect to further penetrate the Android market with our location-based solutions across a broad range of Internet-enabled devices, including tablets. As we move towards the delivery of a location-based media platform, our digital map database and proprietary technologies provide the foundation for developing unique and innovative applications and solutions that should drive continued expansion of our already rapidly growing user base."

Motorola's vice president and general manager of Asia Product Management, Mr. Bin Shen, remarked, "AutoNavi has been a valuable partner in the past and we are pleased to collaborate with them on our first tablet. We have positioned the MOTO XOOM as an evolutionary tablet. Along with outstanding design, compatible with the Android 3.0 operating system, the MOTO XOOM aims to provide a better overall experience with user-friendly applications and rich content. By utilizing AutoNavi's comprehensive points of interest (POI) information in combination with high-definition viewing and other tablet-specific services, we believe the MOTO XOOM will be well received by consumers."

AutoNavi's Navigation app provides a 3-D user experience that takes full advantage of the MOTO XOOM's 3-D accelerator, independent graphics card and 10-inch screen. The Company's mapping application, MiniMap, combines basic mapping functions, such as search, routing and real-time traffic information with comprehensive in-depth POI data. Along with tailored POI's for Motorola's Service Centers, the MiniMap on MOTO XOOM also provides channels to certain third party service providers with dynamic content such as hotel services, real estate services, group-buying services and many others. With the MOTO XOOM, users can also view POIs and directions with augmented reality and share location-based information on micro-blogs.

About AutoNavi Holdings Limited

AutoNavi Holdings Limited (Nasdaq:AMAP) is a leading provider of digital map content and navigation and location-based solutions in China. At the core of its business is a comprehensive nationwide digital map database that covers approximately 3.1 million kilometers of roadway and over 13 million points of interest across China. Through its digital map database and proprietary technology platform, AutoNavi provides comprehensive, integrated navigation and location-based solutions optimized for the Chinese market and users, including automotive navigation solutions, public sector and enterprise applications, wireless location-based solutions and Internet location-based solutions. For more information on AutoNavi, please visit http://www.autonavi.com .

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. Among other things, the Business Outlook section and quotations from management in this press release, as well as AutoNavi's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. AutoNavi may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about AutoNavi's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: AutoNavi's ability to adequately maintain and update its digital map database and minimize errors in its solutions; its current reliance on the automotive navigation market and a small number of customers for a substantial portion of its revenues; the project-based nature of its public sector and enterprise applications business; its limited operating history in the wireless/Internet location-based solutions markets; compliance with a complex set of laws, rules and regulations governing its surveying and mapping and other businesses in China; competition in the navigation and location-based solutions businesses in China; and its ability to manage its growth effectively and efficiently. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in AutoNavi's registration statement on Form F-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is current as of the date of the press release, and AutoNavi undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

For investor and media inquiries please contact:
 
In China:
 
Serena Shi
AutoNavi Holdings Limited
Tel: +86-10-5985-9538
E-mail: serena.shi@autonavi.com 
 
Derek Mitchell
Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
Tel: +86-10-8520-6284
E-mail: amap@ogilvy.com
 
In the U.S.:
 
Jessica Barist Cohen
Ogilvy Financial, New York
Tel: +1-646-460-9989
E-mail: amap@ogilvy.com

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