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TomTom GO 740 LIVE set to ship in the U.S.

TomTom GO 740 LIVE set to ship in the U.S.

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.

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TomTom Online Route Planner offers intelligent traffic mapping

TomTom Online Route Planner offers intelligent traffic mapping

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.

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TomTom Eclipse AVN4430 sneak peek

TomTom Eclipse AVN4430 sneak peek

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.

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TomTom GO 630 GPS is Radio Shack exclusive

TomTom GO 630 GPS is Radio Shack exclusive

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.

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Telenav Shotgun PND Review

Telenav Shotgun PND Review

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.

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TomTom Map Update promises newest maps automatically updated

TomTom Map Update promises newest maps automatically updated

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.

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TomTom GO LIVE dynamic routing launched at IFA 2008

TomTom GO LIVE dynamic routing launched at IFA 2008

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 update GPS with Google Maps link & new car mount

TomTom update GPS with Google Maps link & new car mount

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. 

Navigon 2100 Max – thin, light, and easy to use and I’ve got it for review

Navigon 2100 Max – thin, light, and easy to use and I’ve got it for review

Navigon is quickly rising to the top in the Personal Navigation Device market, even superseding TomTom and Garmin in many areas. Their latest PND is the 2100 Max, which is coincidentally one of the few upgradeable GPS units on the market. It also has a 4.3-inch Widescreen, Text-To-Speech functionality, lane guide assistance and speed warnings along with a fairly comprehensive list of Points of Interest; I mean there were more than a couple points listed in the little town I live in.

TomTom GO 930, 730 & 530 with new HD GPRS traffic receiver

TomTom GO 930, 730 & 530 with new HD GPRS traffic receiver

TomTom have launched a new range of in-car GPS sat nav units at CeBIT 2008 today, together with a GPRS-enabled traffic receiver that plugs directly into a car's cigarette lighter.  The three new devices, the 930, 730 and 530, all feature the company's new IQ Routes technology which not only takes into account distance and permitted road speeds in calculating routes but also real-world typical speeds.  TomTom are claiming that in 50-percent of journeys this new algorithm results in a different, quicker route than before.  The GPS units also add Advanced Lane Guidance, which introduces more realistic junction diagrams, arrows indicating lane transitions and better voice prompts. 

TomTom and Google partner to offer “Send To GPS” option

TomTom and Google partner to offer “Send To GPS” option

So when you use Google maps, you can email the map/directions, print them, or “Send To”. Well, now there is new “Send to GPS” option available thanks to a partnership with TomTom that allows you to send the address of a business or home to your GPS unit with great ease.

World Premiere of TomTom’s new TomTom HD Traffic

World Premiere of TomTom’s new TomTom HD Traffic

Yeah, it says world premiere, but they only have a deal with Vodafone to collect the necessary GSM signals to calculate the traffic in an area. So, it looks like you can buy it anywhere, but only use it where there is Vodafone service.

The service will initially only be available in the Netherlands, and will offer external routes, that according to the data collected, should be faster. The first device to be blessed with the new HD Traffic tech will be the TomTom ONE XL HD Traffice, which is exactly like the ONE XL, but add a SIM card to get the traffic data with.

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