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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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The Daily Slash: April 29th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 29th 2010

Today, for all intents and purposes, was a big day. Maybe not as big as yesterday, but it's pretty close. Especially if you consider the two cancellations, with the HP Slate getting tossed to the side, along with Microsoft's Courier digital journal. A sad day for the tablet market, indeed. But, we move on, forward unto . . . Well, whatever it is you're heading into. Either way, welcome to the Thursday edition of the Daily Slash. In the Best of R3, we've got the LG Aloha getting a name change, iAd takes a steep turn in the price bracket, and Palm may be ready to face a class-action lawsuit. And then in the Dredge 'Net, looks like Valve finally hit a release date for Steam on the Mac, the app thing gets out of hand, and Verizon gets a new netbook.

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TomTom app store expected in 2010

TomTom app store expected in 2010

Most of us are familiar with TomTom. The company is an international firm that is huge in the GPS and PND market around the world. The company is looking to follow other companies like Google and Apple into one of the most lucrative markets for portable devices -- apps.

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TomTom GO LIVE 1000 gets capacitive touchscreen, integrated Vodafone modem

TomTom GO LIVE 1000 gets capacitive touchscreen, integrated Vodafone modem

TomTom have unveiled their new flagship PND, the TomTom GO LIVE 1000, and it's the first from the company to pack a capacitive touchscreen and new, Webkit-based UI.  The GO LIVE 1000 comes with a year's subscription to TomTom's LIVE services including HD Traffic - which can show congestion details on highways and smaller roads - via an integrated Vodafone connection, as well as TomTom's IQ Routes for intelligent journey planning that takes into account historic traffic patterns.

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TomTom unveils new traffic services for governments

TomTom unveils new traffic services for governments

TomTom is one of the biggest names in consumer GPS applications and services. The company is mostly known for its line of GPS devices like the Start2 unveiled late in March 2010. TomTom has introduced a couple new services that it is aiming at governments looking to provide information to travelers as they go about their daily business in Europe.

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