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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 43 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 43 2009

Weeks are flying by and it's time for another week in review. Monday we learned that a new hack was available from the iPhone Dev Team that adds MMS to first generation iPhones and tethering to 3.1.2 OS for the later iPhone models. We also found out that Microsoft is set to issue a new update for the Xbox 360 that will break unauthorized storage devices. That means that some gamers will be unable to access the saved game data after applying the new update.

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TomTom GO I-90 dash-integrated PND promises “infotainment”

TomTom GO I-90 dash-integrated PND promises “infotainment”

Guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of English-lovers everywhere, TomTom's GO I-90 PND promises navigation "infotainment" with a double-DIN chassis and removable touchscreen slate.  Intended to curtail the rush of buyers from PNDs to smartphone navigation apps, TomTom's latest replaces your existing in-car audio head-unit with a combination entertainment system and turn-by-turn direction system.

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TomTom XL 335S PND breaks cover

TomTom XL 335S PND breaks cover

When it comes to GPS navigation, most of us would identify with the market right away several names. Garmin is one of the big names and right up there with Garmin is TomTom. TomTom has unveiled its latest PND today called the XL 335S the new navigation device has many of the features that make TomTom devices popular including IQ Routes.

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TomTom Start entry-level GPS unveiled

TomTom Start entry-level GPS unveiled

The problem with GPS solutions for many drivers is that they just don’t drive enough or take enough long trips to justify the expense of a GPS solution. TomTom has announced a new GPS device specifically for entry-level users who don’t spend much time in the car, but still want navigation when they are in the car. The device is called the TomTom Start.

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TomTom iPhone Car Kit Gets Approved by the FCC, Still No Launch Date

TomTom iPhone Car Kit Gets Approved by the FCC, Still No Launch Date

It's been about 10 days now since we last spoke about TomTom's upcoming iPhone Car Kit, but it's getting a bit exciting now, with the device slipping through the FCC inspection with a passing grade. And although we knew there wasn't a ton of information to be had the first time around, we're still pretty excited by what the FCC filing has laid out for us. Right up front, we've got the TomTom Car Kit showing off its own GPS chipset. And if that wasn't enough, it also comes along with Bluetooth, for some good old hands free communication.

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TomTom car-kit supports iPod touch, other PND apps

TomTom car-kit supports iPod touch, other PND apps

TomTom's PND app for the iPhone 3G and 3GS may already be splitting opinion among early reviewers, but we're yet to see how the company's dedicated car-kit fares.  Even if you pick one up and find you're less than enamored with the TomTom app, the company has confirmed to Mac4Ever that not only does the mount have an integrated GPS receiver but that it is compatible with other PND apps.  They've also revealed that the iPod touch will work in the car-kit just like the iPhone 3G and 3GS.

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TomTom for iPhone reviews suggest middling success [Video]

TomTom for iPhone reviews suggest middling success [Video]

The first early reviews of TomTom's navigation app for the iPhone 3G and 3GS are filtering through, and we can't help but think the software sounds a little half-baked.  Over at Shift Solutions, reviewer Mathew's early conclusion tips the disappointed theme for the whole piece - "if this software is as good as Tom Tom gets, I don’t know why anyone would buy a Tom Tom GPS" - before going on to critique the quality of the mapping data and the app's sometimes bizarre directions.

Video demo after the cut

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