TomTom Start2 budget PND revealed

TomTom have outed their latest entry-level PND, the TomTom Start2, and if you prefer to keep your navigation separate from your cellphone then it's a budget way to avoid getting lost.  The Start2 packs a 3.5-inch touchscreen along with RDS-TMC automatic traffic reports using TomTom's IQ Routes system.

Interestingly, the windscreen suction mount is semi-fixed to the Start2, folding flat against the PND when not in use, but giving you one less thing to carry.  Other functionality include spoken street names, points of interest and advanced lane guidance, together with speed camera alerts.

The Start2 has 2GB of onboard storage, a battery good for up to 2hrs unplugged use, and a QVGA display.  Two versions of the Start2 are on offer, a £119 ($180) model with regional mapping data and a £139 ($210) model with full European mapping data.  No word on whether the PND will see a US release, but they're available to order in Europe now.