As well as the GO 740 LIVE, TomTom have announced four other new GPS models in their ONE and XL ranges, and we caught up with the company at MobileFocus to check them out. The TomTom ONE 140 and ONE 140S both have a 3.5-inch touchscreen, while the TomTom XL 340 and XL 340S have a 4.3-inch touchscreen; in each case, the 'S' suffix indicates text-to-speech support for spoken street and place names.
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In case you've been itching to get your hands on the TomTom Go 740 LIVE but couldn't because you lived in the U.S. you're now in luck. The company just announced today that the device is available stateside, so now you can enjoy an Internet-connected GPS experience for the first time.
TomTom have launched a new online route planner, which allows travellers to pre-plan their journey with access to the company's traffic delay data. The system, which is open to free registration to both owners and non-owners of TomTom hardware, offers door-to-door route planning options to any address, taking into account real-time and historic information on traffic flows. It also includes daily map updates.
No official information has even been released about the TomTom Eclipse AVN4430, but we got our hands on some information anyway. In fact, this new system is a navigation device and car stereo all in one showcasing a collaboration between TomTom and Eclipse. And the only reason anyone has gotten a look at is is due to the announcement that it will win an award at 2009 CES.
If you're in need for a new GPS, you might be interested in the TomTom Go 630 GPS. Though you'll have to go to Radio Shack to get it, as it is an exclusive offer. One thing is for certain, however. You can bet on complete map coverage of the US and Canada to go along with this deal.
Telenav just announced the Shotgun, a new Internet-connected personal GPS navigation device (PND). The Shotgun is the company's first two-way PND taking advantage of cellular networks to provide real-time traffic alerts, Internet content such as maps and business listings as well as updated gas prices.
TomTom have announced a new service that will automatically keep its GPS units up-to-date with the latest navigation data. TomTom Map Update uses a subscription-based desktop app that downloads fresh mapping data as it's released and synchronizes it with the sat-nav device itself whenever it's plugged in.
TomTom has announced a new dynamic navigation and route guidance service, GO x40 LIVE, together with three new GPS models to take advantage of it. The GO 940 LIVE, GO 740 LIVE and GO 540 LIVE all have access to an updated version of TomTom's IQ Routes system, which uses historical travel time information for every road, specified for every day of the week at five minute intervals, to assess traffic and, if necessary, reroute.
TomTom have refreshed their ONE and XL satnav ranges, adding Google Maps compatibility, reworking the audio system for clearer voice prompts, and redesigning the windscreen mount. Both models now support TomTom's Map Share system, which allows users to collectively update and polish mapping data in-between official releases, a guarantee that the maps provided will be the latest version, and pre-installed traffic camera information. A new Help Me! menu gives shortcut access to emergency and breakdown service contact details, car maintenance advice, directions to the nearest hospital and first aid instructions.