TomTom, the Europe's market leader in portable navigation devices plans to develop its services by offering in-car GPS . The general manager Harold Goddijin declared to Reuters that TomTom is also interested in the mobile phone market. We saw this coming, no ? There have been speculations about the dutch navigation systems company moving into the GPS handset segment and apprently it's true ! The fact that a leader PND manufacturer like TomTom making a move into the GPS-enabled cell phone market, and built-in navigation device sector collaborating with different car manufacturers, gives some ideas for the next generations navigation systems.
TomTom and Navx collaborate to propose voices imitations of the French presidential candidates for GPS guidance.
Starting from today, it will be possible to obtain on a free CD (on request and within the limit of stocks available) the GPS voices of Francois Bayrou, Ségolène Royal, Nicolas Sarkozy and Philippe de Villiers.
If you want to buy a TomTom device, we advise you not to wait until 15 May, so you can ask for your CD !
You can also have a look here to discover other brand new voices. Would you prefer Monica Belluci or Jane Birkin, Bernadette Chirac or Catherine Deneuve...it's up to you !
ps. Here is the article of Mobinaute for our french readers.
TomTom annonced new, updated maps available for the entire TomTom product line (for TomTom GO, TomTom ONE, TomTom RIDER and TomTom NAVIGATOR 6). The maps called version 6.75 are only available via TomTom's map shop and they are based on the TeleAtlas January 2007 map data.
Prices for downloadable maps are: Regional maps: 39.95 - 59.95 euro Map of Western Europe: 99.95 euro Map of Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia: 59.95 euro Map of South Africa – 99.95 euro Map of Hong Kong – 39.95 euro Map of Singapore – 39.95 euro Map of US and Canada: 99.95 euro
You can see the press release here, and update your maps there.
We were waiting for it : TomTom revealed today the new TomTom ONE XL range with 4.3 inch high-quality touch screen ! With TomTom One XL, drivers have access to all TomTom PLUS services including safety camera alerts, real-time traffic and weather reports, updates on road conditions and the TomTom Buddies feature. The extra large screen for added visibility and the possibility of receiving traffic information on the device is really cool !