TomTom

  • TomTom Finally Acknowledges It’s Getting Out Of Devices; Shareholders Rejoice

    TomTom Finally Acknowledges It’s Getting Out Of Devices; Shareholders Rejoice

    Time was when a GPS device was the must-have item in any self-respecting gadget-lover’s gear bag. But as years wore on and smartphones began to usurp the location functions, they’ve grown increasingly irrelevant. Sure, they still serve a purpose, but we’ve been advising companies like Garmin and TomTom for years to do some serious self-evaluation if they expect to be around… Read More

  • TomTom Discovers Apps, Puts Twitter, Yelp And More In The Go Live 1535 M PND

    TomTom Discovers Apps, Puts Twitter, Yelp And More In The Go Live 1535 M PND

    Ladies and germs, this is the Go Live 1535 M, which according to TomTom, is the first PND with connected apps. That claim may not exactly be true, but the Go Live 1535 M does have an impressive — that is, impressive for a GPS — set of non-standard functions through a variety of apps such as Twitter, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. These are in addition to TomTom’s VIA… Read More

  • TomTom Traffic Stats: Know Your Traffic Patterns (If You're In Government)

    Some infrastructure news for your Monday afternoon. Pretend this is Civlization V. TomTom has a new traffic database called TomTom Traffic Stats that makes it easier for BIG GOVERNMENT for study traffic patterns and the like. A sort of, “Hmm, maybe we should add a traffic light there, there seems to be a lot of slowing down and confusion as people approach the intersection.” Read More

  • TomTom Releases GPS Units Redesigned Inside And Out


    TomTom is back and ready to sell its next generation of PNDs. The 4.3-inch Go 2045 TM and 5-inch Go 2505 TM are built around a new system that was developed by regularly monitoring traffic information, which is said to provide smarter and faster routing. These models also hit with a redesigned UI that reduces the amount of user inputs to reach the desired function. Pinch-to-zoom and swipe… Read More

  • App review: TomTom for iPhone


    For the last couple of months I’ve been using the TomTom USA navigation app for iPhone. The big difference between this and other GPS applications is that all of the map data is stored on your phone, so no Internet connection is required to calculate routes. This is great when you’re in a dead zone, but it carries a hefty penalty in terms of file size: almost 1.5GB! Read on for… Read More

  • Nokia loses top technologist and former Symbian CTO Charles Davies to TomTom

    Nokia is having a rough month. First, it saw itself forced to cut its outlook for the second quarter and the full year, and now The Register reports that the Finnish company has lost one of its top tech brains. Charles Davies, former Symbian CTO and notably the first employee and later managing director of Psion, is leaving the mobile juggernaut to take up an unknown role at navigation… Read More

  • Nokia Loses Top Technologist And Former Symbian CTO Charles Davies To TomTom

    Nokia is having a rough month. First, it saw itself forced to cut its outlook for the second quarter and the full year, and now The Register reports that the Finnish company has lost one of its top tech brains. Charles Davies, former Symbian CTO and notably the first employee and later managing director of Psion, is leaving the mobile juggernaut to take up an unknown role at navigation… Read More

  • Ex-TomTom COO joins Prime Technology Ventures

    Ex-TomTom COO Alexander Ribbink has joined the Dutch and UK based VC firm Prime Technology Ventures as a partner. He’ll be focusing on investments in consumer Internet, digital media, and technology companies. Ribbink began working at the sat-nav company TomTom in 2003 and “played a major role in the international growth and marketing success of this global technology… Read More

  • TomTom quietly releases two new US models

    TomTom, you sneaky, sneaky devil. You thought you could pop two new GPS models up on your website and no one would notice. Well, you’re wrong. The Internet doesn’t miss anything. Read More

  • TomTom releases Star Wars GPS voices on the most appropriate day

    Darth Vader, C-3PO, Yoda, and Han Solo will soon yell at you for making a wrong turn and advise you to make the next legal U-turn on your TomTom device. The company just announced plans to out the voice options in Europe and, well, they are simply awesome. Right now Darth Vader is the only one available, but the other three will drop later this summer with C-3PO coming in June, Yoda in July… Read More

  • TomTom Go Live 1000 blurs the line between PND and connected tablet

    The dedicated GPS market is slowly but steadily shrinking as smartphones gain the same abilities, but yet the major players keep rolling out new devices. The TomTom Go Live 1000 bucks the trend of a semi-smart connected device and instead adds a ton of storage on top of a powerful setup to run a WebKit-based UI along with a ton of connected apps. This just might be the PND we’ve been… Read More

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