TomTom iPhone app gets Google local search, real-time traffic

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I’m not much of one to use standalone GPS navigation devices, I can’t even recall the last time I needed one as I prefer to use the free Google Maps application on my Nokia smartphone. But that’s not to say traditional GPS makers aren’t gonna go down without a fight. TomTom, still one of the world’s leading providers of navigation solutions and digital maps, is shifting their focus to the world of smartphones. More specifically, enhancementsfor the iPhone TomTom app.

TomTom’s press announcement explains how full real-time traffic information will be available from the TomTom iPhone app (version 1.3), getting you around those nasty traffic jams rather than taking what is suggested as the fastest route.

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Google Search and Real-Time Traffic for TomTom GO 940 LIVE

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Just providing you with accurate location information and turn-by-turn directions isn’t enough to be a hot-selling GPS navigation device anymore, but thankfully the new TomTom GO 940 LIVE brings quite a bit more into the picture. For starters, this handy little gadget comes with the “Live” package, which provides UK users with a subscription to […]

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GPS Navigating On the Cheap: TomTom for $99

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It used to be that these standalone GPS navigation devices were pricey little numbers and most people could justify spending that kind of money. As with all other kinds of technology, times have changed and now you can spin around foreign cities with the best of them. If you’ve been itching to get in on […]

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TomTom Brings Real GPS Navigation to Apple iPhone

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The Apple iPhone seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. When Steve Jobs first announced the device nearly one year ago, we were stunned by its beauty and enthralled by its multi-touch interface. As modders and hackers got their hands on the handheld, they developed all sorts of applications that emulate retro gaming […]

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TomTom Go 715 GPS Has Mobile Broadband

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Now that the price of portable GPS units has come down so much, they are becoming much more mainstream. As a result, the competition is fierce to grab market share and manufacturers need to do something to capture a customer’s attention. They’ve increased screen size, included MP3 playback, or tossed in some Bluetooth for wireless […]

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TomTom Gets Back to Bases with Celebrity Voice-Overs

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Looking to differentiate itself from the crowd, TomTom has gone even further into left field with its celebrity voice-overs, recruiting Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling to record a handful of instructions and announcements in his chosen parlance, baseball-ese, to replace such mundane announcements as “You are approaching your destination.” Instead, once you plunk down […]

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TomTom navigator mount doubles as FM transmitter

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I’m not sure if they’re the first ones to do this, but I would certainly like to see more products like this. One of the major complaints people have about portable GPS navigation devices is that the on-board speaker can be a little too quiet to hear those turn-by-turn directions, especially with all that wind […]

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TomTom Rider, GPS for your Harley

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TomTom, a company that specializes in navigation solutions, has announced a new product today called the TomTom Rider. The Rider is a portable all-in-one GPS that can easily mount on your motorbike or scooter. The device can also communicate with your GRPS enabled phone to provide information services such as traffic and weather conditions through […]

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TomTom GPS Navigation Pre-Loaded with All USA Maps

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TomTom today announced the TomTom GO GPS Navigation system pre-loaded with all maps of the USA. The colour 3D navigation views make it easy to view, and for the safest way of travel, voice-guided routing instructions. See press release below. TomTom Expands Product Line to Include New TomTom Go Pre-Loaded With Maps of the Entire […]

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Maps on the go With TomTom

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TomTom has released an alternative to paper maps for Series 60-based smartphones. The Nokia 7650, 3650 and 6600 now have a clear route when navigating major cities. See press release below. TomTom, a Dutch company behind several popular map and navigation solutions for Pocket PC, Palm OS and Series 80 platforms today announced the availability […]

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