02/04/2010, GPS navigation systems are great for helping you find your way around in unfamiliar territory, but there is a downside to it – maps that are not updated could end up leading you to a dead end, or even worse – a ditch. According to Google Translate’s version of a German article, TomTom’s CEO Harold Goddijn mentioned that TomTom will be offering daily map updates (or once every two days […]
01/07/2010, Are you looking for an entry-level GPS navigation system? Well, the newly-introduced TomTom Ease might be just what you’re looking for. Where there (unfortunately) isn’t any pricing information just yet, the basic features of this GPS device might be just what you’ve been looking for. Specifications for the TomTom Ease include: 3.5-inch touchscreen 2GB memory and includes TeleAtlas maps Text-to-speech feature Map Share technology
12/12/2009, Could the reason for TomTom lowering the price of its iPhone app from $99 to $49.99 be related to the threat posed by Google’s free turn by turn navigation offering? While Google’s offering is currently only available on Android 2.0, it still has the potential to significantly affect the GPS market. Anyway, the bottom line is iPhone users will be able to save a good $50 on the app, so […]
11/20/2009, We’ve seen the TomTom iPhone car kit, but here’s the car kit for the iPod touch which is compatible with the first and second generation iPod touch, although you will need to have iPhone OS 3.0 or later up and running. The hardware will be “available shortly”, retailing for $20 cheaper than the iPhone version at $99.95. Any takers who want to expand the functionality of their iPod touch?
11/12/2009, TomTom will be offering updates for its iPhone navigation app that is currently awaiting approval from Apple for it to debut on the App Store. This new update, should it be approved successfully, will feature advanced lane guidance, text-to-speech, “Help Me,” updated map/safety cameras (in selected European nations) databases, customizable audio warnings and iPod player control. Not too shabby considering these additions are free.
10/20/2009, Want an in-dash entertainment system that also helps you arrive at your destination using the route of your choice? The TomTom GO I-90 is here to help, where it will feature preloaded European maps to provide full radio integration with the car speakers for audio, catering for spoken instructions alongside the ability to offer hands-free phone conversations thanks to Bluetooth connectivity. A USB port behind makes good for one to […]
10/12/2009, At last, the TomTom car kit for iPhone is now available in Europe for 99.99 Euros, offering a safe driving experience to your destination with the iPhone in tow. Features include secure docking that will leave your iPhone in the position of your choice, be it on the windshield or dashboard via a twist-and-lock motion. Removing it is also a snap with but a simple twist. Apart from that, it […]
10/05/2009, TomTom has a new GPS navigation system known as the TomTom Start thanks to a leak from a UK retailer. As you can tell by its name alone, this will be in all probability an extremely basic GPS navigation device, where it will retail for £120 for the local version and £140 for the European version. Measuring a highly portable 94mm x 81mm on the front and 20mm in thickness, […]
09/28/2009, TomTom has rolled out its new connected GPS system, the XL 340S LIVE. This device will feature Local Search that has Google as its brains, making sure you will find what you’re looking for all the time. Apart from that, expect features such as real-time traffic information, real-time fuel prices, local weather and IQ Routes that will select the most efficient route possible to get you to your destination regardless […]
09/25/2009, TomTom makes good on its previous misinformation, where the TomTom car kit for the iPhone is going for $119.95 when it arrives later this October, where it will be sold separately from the TomTom app. As for the application, it will retail for a hefty $99.99 and will be compatible with the iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS, bringing the grand total to $219.94 which is pretty hefty considering this isn’t […]
09/25/2009, Forget about the £99.99 TomTom iPhone car kit accessory that we announced previously – it will not come with the TomTom application as stated, as that was an error on the company’s part. According to an update from TomTom, “TomTom announces today that the TomTom car kit for the iPhone will have a recommended retail price of £99.99. The TomTom car kit will be available this October and will be […]
09/24/2009, Folks who use their iPhone 3GS as their primary navigation device in a vehicle can rejoice, as TomTom has introduced a car kit for that handset in the UK Apple Store under a pre-order status, where you will have to fork out £100 for it and wait for up to three weeks before shipping commences. That price point will include the TomTom navigation app for your iPhone 3GS or 3G […]
09/14/2009, TomTom decided to supersize their GPS devices with the XXL 530S and XXL 540S hitting the market Stateside, where both models come with a 5″ touchscreen display that is a snap to read even if you’re in the backseat. Apart from that, they will carry the more advanced features that most TomTom mapping units have, where user-created data can be found in Map Share while an improved user interface and […]
09/03/2009, TomTom has released three more GPS navigation devices – the GO 950 LIVE, GO 750 LIVE and GO 550 LIVE in the UK. All three will come with TomTom’s own IQ Routes technology? which is smart enough to calculate the best route based on the real average speeds that are measured on roads every single day instead of relying on theoretical speed limits. This new mapping solution lets you take […]