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RIM partners with TomTom for HD Traffic

RIM partners with TomTom for HD Traffic

RIM was at BlackBerry World last week trying to impress the world with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, and its not sitting still even coming off of that event. TomTom has announced a partnership with RIM that will see the Canadian company making use of the HD maps in BlackBerry Traffic, giving users access to accurate maps and precise traffic information.

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TomTom releases fix for leap year GPS bug

TomTom releases fix for leap year GPS bug

TomTom has released a software update for its sat-nav units, fixing a leap year GPS bug that users began experiencing over the weekend. The glitch caused many TomTom sat-nav units, including the Go Live, to fail in determining a GPS location, displaying a grey screen or a poor signal message instead.

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TomTom sat-nav units afflicted with leap year GPS bug

TomTom sat-nav units afflicted with leap year GPS bug

While technology can help to make our lives easier, it can also be extremely frustrating when things stop working. Some TomTom satellite navigation systems have reportedly been affected by a bug that renders them useless. TomTom say that the units are affected by a leap year bug embedded in the software, and that they’re working on a fix.

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TomTom to provide insurance company with your driving style

TomTom to provide insurance company with your driving style

Are you in good hands? Better yet, is your car? GPS manufacturer TomTom is ready to give a judgment on how good of a driver you are. The company has partnered up with insurance broker Motaquote to give drivers individualized quotes based on their specific driving habits. For the insurance industry, it's like an underwriting gold mine. But for the individual driver, it may feel kind of like an invasion of privacy.

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TomTom GPS systems now offer more Simpsons voices

TomTom GPS systems now offer more Simpsons voices

D'oh! Homer isn't the only Simpsons character who can tell you when the next left turn you'll need to make is. TomTom has just landed a new agreement that brings the blue-headed wife Marge, as well as Mr. Burns into the picture. It isn't talked about as much since the novelty wore off, but celebrity voice guidance is one of TomTom's most distinct differentiating factors over the competition. Personally, we pity the fool who doesn't have Mr. T or someone equally as iconic giving them their turn-by-turn, sattlite-assisted directions.

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TomTom launches updated iPhone/iPad app at CES

TomTom launches updated iPhone/iPad app at CES

TomTom has announced that it has updated the navigation app for the iPhone and iPad with some cool new social features. If you get lots of event invites or check-ins from your friends that you want to go to the app can now grab data from those invites and check-ins. That means you can navigate from where you are directly to where they are.

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TomTom launches Top Gear Limited Edition GPS

TomTom launches Top Gear Limited Edition GPS

TomTom has unleashed a limited edition GPS device designed for fans of the popular Top Gear television show. The TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear edition, as it's called, features Stig mode, Jeremy Clarkson's voice-guided directions, and unique points of interests selected by Top Gear, including race tracks and raceways related to the show.

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TomTom adds 400,000km of new roads to map database

TomTom adds 400,000km of new roads to map database

TomTom has announced that it has added a huge amount of new roads to its coverage around the world. TomTom says that it has now added 400,000km of new streets to its map database. The addition of the new roads brings the total to 35.2 million kilometers of roads covering 104 different countries. The database now offers navigation for 3.4 billion people worldwide.

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TomTom Places app for iPhone now available in five countries

TomTom Places app for iPhone now available in five countries

TomTom has announced that its app called TomTom Places for the iPhone is now available in five different countries. The app is now available in Germany, Belgium, Portugal, and Denmark in addition to the Netherlands where it first launched. The app was downloaded 75,000 times in the first few weeks after the launch in the Netherlands.

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TomTom to offer in-dash nav system for Renault Fluence Z.E. EV

TomTom to offer in-dash nav system for Renault Fluence Z.E. EV

TomTom has announced that it will be providing Renault with the in-dash navigation system for its Fluence Z.E. fully electric car. The system is called the Carminat TomTom Z.E. Live and one of the things that the nav system is designed to do is alleviate the range anxiety that plagues some that own or are thinking about buying a full electric car.

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TomTom debuts Go Live 1535M GPS with apps like Twitter, Yelp

TomTom debuts Go Live 1535M GPS with apps like Twitter, Yelp

TomTom unveiled a new dedicated GPS navigation device today called the Go Live 1535M that incorporates apps and keeps you connected while on the road. It aims to provide the best navigation experience through comprehensive road and traffic information from its TomTom HD Traffic service with real-time updates as well as to provide convenient access to travel-related apps.

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TomTom HD Traffic service lands for iPhone app

TomTom HD Traffic service lands for iPhone app

The TomTom app has been around for the iPhone for a while now offering navigation to wherever it is you need to go. TomTom has announced that its HD Traffic Service is now available on the TomTom App for iPhone. The HD traffic upgrade allows the app to route the driver around heavy traffic and more. The update for HD Traffic is available in version 1.8 of the iPhone app.

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