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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Palm Looks to Garmin for Next GPS Navigator

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To develop a new Palm GPS Navigator, the Treo maker has inked a deal with Garmin, effectively ousting TomTom, their previous partner in the navigating enterprise. If you’re rocking one of Palm’s handheld computers — like the Treo and the Centro — you can now “enjoy access to over 6 million points of interest and […]

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Portable GPS Makers Set to Create Mobile Phones Too?

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Cell phone manufacturers have stepped on quite a few toes by spreading their wings. Cell phones are capable of taking pictures, surfing the web, and even navigating you through unfamiliar territory. Well, GPS makers just aren’t going to take it anymore. Both TomTom and Garmin are reportedly working on mobile phones of their own, expanding […]

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Tom Tom Handheld Boasts Wiki Future

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Think of it as social networking for the navigation crowd. The TomTom GO 720 can create a network of users who can share navigation data with other users, including instances such as sudden road closures. The device has the TomTom voice-recognition feature as well as traffic and weather forecasts, so most navigation needs are right […]

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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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Switzerland Bans GPS Use to Detect Speedtraps

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So we recently told you about a GPS device that doubles as a radar detector. Well, don’t take that to Switzerland with you, ’cause they’ll confiscate it from your vehicle and slap you with a big heavy fine. The Alpine country on January 10 began enforcing a law that bans the use of any navigation […]

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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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HTC unveils four new PDAs for Europe

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HTC could have just rolled out one new PDA, but they got truly crazy and unveiled four at once instead. The new models carry some catchy names – HTC S620, HTC P3300, HTC P3600 and HTC S310. Each is targeted at a different consumer. The S620 is ‘super-slim’ and will be the choice of heavy […]

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GPS-enabled mobile handsets on the rise for commercial fleet apps

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It seems that the next frontier in the mobile handset segment is the implementation of GPS functionality, according to a recent report by ABI Research. Looking into the commercial telematics market, they’re saying that fleet managers can better “organize their field workers and make their operations more efficient” by knowing exactly where everyone is at […]

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Inrex Real-Time Traffic uses historical data

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I don’t know about you, but one of the most frustrating things that you can deal with is a traffic jam. What if you could avoid the bumper-to-bumper action in the first place? That’s the idea behind Real-Time Traffic technology, and Inrex has taken it one step further, integrating historical data into their system. Given […]

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Tom Tom navigators link to your iPod

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So maybe the Tom Tom band doesn’t really exist, but that still wont stop them from releasing a groovey navigation solution for your iPod. The expansions of the Dutch company’s award-winning GO series of portable navigation devices include three new models: the GO 510, GO 710 (Europe only model), and GO 910. Each has a […]

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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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