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TomTom GO LIVE 820 and 825 PNDs find their way to Europe

TomTom GO LIVE 820 and 825 PNDs find their way to Europe

TomTom has announced its GO LIVE 800 series PNDs for the European market, initially available as the 4.3-inch GO LIVE 820 and the 5-inch GO LIVE 825. Each packs a year's worth of TomTom LIVE functionality, including HD Traffic updates, speed camera alerts, weather forecasts and local search for hunting down nearby stores and services. There's also Bluetooth for hands-free calls.

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TomTom Pro 9150 GPS debuts

TomTom Pro 9150 GPS debuts

TomTom is always tossing new GPS devices out onto the market and the latest GPS unit is a new pro offering called the Pro 9150. The GPS device has a 5-inch screen to make it easier to see and that screen is touch sensitive. TomTom also says the GPS is so easy to use the driver doesn't need instructions.

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Gary Busey lends voice and more than a bit of strange to Navtones

Gary Busey lends voice and more than a bit of strange to Navtones

I remember back before Gary Busey was a certified weird-o. The dude made some cool flicks and then he went on a plastic surgery binge and looks more like a wax figure than his old self today. If you are a fan of strange or still just really like Busey you can put his voice on you TomTom or Garmin GPS.

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TomTom GO 2435 and GO 2535 PNDs quietly revealed

TomTom GO 2435 and GO 2535 PNDs quietly revealed

TomTom has quietly pushed out two new ranges of standalone touchscreen GPS units, the TomTom GO 2435 and GO 2535 lines, complete with capacitive touchscreens and new, "intuitive" voice recognition. The GO 2435 has a 4.3-inch WQVGA display, Bluetooth, 4GB of internal storage and a 3hr battery.

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TomTom now offers custom printing on GPS units

TomTom now offers custom printing on GPS units

TomTom has been offering some cool ways to customize your GPS device on the inside for a while with special voice packs like Looney Tunes and Star Wars. TomTom is moving the personalization capability of its GPS devices from merely offering voices and digital content to actually letting the user choose what the outside of their navigation device looks like.

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TomTom and Sony’s XNV-770BT, XNV-660BT Xplod In-Dash A/V Units Announced

TomTom and Sony’s XNV-770BT, XNV-660BT Xplod In-Dash A/V Units Announced

There was talk, back at this year's IFA, that Sony and TomTom had come to some sort of agreement, which would ultimately see the combination of the fan-favorite TomTom navigational unit, and Sony's Xplod series of in-dash A/V units. And sure enough, it's finally come to fruition. TomTom and Sony have officially announced the upcoming availability of two different units, packing capacitive touchscreens and plenty of other features.

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TomTom offers GPS fans Looney Tunes voices

TomTom offers GPS fans Looney Tunes voices

A couple GPS makers are trying to make navigation devices more fun by offering voice packs that use cooler voices than the robotic sounding ones that come stock on navigation devices. TomTom is one of these companies and it already has a full line of Star Wars voices that users can choose. My favorite is the Yoda voice.

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TomTom offers free iPhone 4 adapter for car kit

TomTom offers free iPhone 4 adapter for car kit

Back in October of 2009 TomTom launched the car kit for the iPhone to go along with its GPS app. The car kit allowed the user to mount the iPhone to the windshield like a normal GPS unit, offered a better GPS signal, and keeps the iPhone powered up while GPS was being used.

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Yoda TomTom GPS voice commercial, great it is

Yoda TomTom GPS voice commercial, great it is

I mentioned back in May that TomTom was working on voices for its line of GPS devices that used Star Wars character voices. One of the first was Darth Vader and that was cool and all. TomTom now has the Yoda voice and the commercial to go along with it might be greatest Star Wars commercial ever.

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TomTom XL 350 and XXL 550 PNDs made official

TomTom XL 350 and XXL 550 PNDs made official

Having arrived without fanfare on the TomTom US site last week, the XL 350 and XXL 550 PNDs have finally been made official.  As expected, the XL 350 has a 4.3-inch touchscreen and the XXL 550 has a 5-inch touchscreen; each gets TomTom's new EasyMenu UI along with preloaded US/Canada/Mexico mapping, MapShare access and IQ Routes.

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TomTom XL 350 and XXL 550 arrive in US

TomTom XL 350 and XXL 550 arrive in US

TomTom have quietly added two new PNDs to their US site, though the mid-range models arguably don't deserve much of a fanfare.  The TomTom XL 350 and TomTom XXL 550 each have 4.3-inch resistive touchscreens according to the company site, though there's some talk of the XXL 550 having a 5-inch panel like the rest of its XXL brethren.  Various SKUs of the pair will be on offer, with either lifetime traffic, lifetime map updates, or both.

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TomTom announces Star Wars voices for your GPS

TomTom announces Star Wars voices for your GPS

GPS devices can be boring with those robotic sounding voices that tend to come on most devices. TomTom has announced that it will be offering Star Wars voices for some of its GPS devices.

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