New TomTom GO 510 GO 710 and GO 910
TomTom today unveiled the future of portable car navigation with the announcement of the new, smart and easy to use TomTom GO range and a collection of new and updated TomTom PLUS content & services. We’re excited to see these, and things are already looking up for the summer season of new GPS units.
"With the launch of TomTom GO in 2004, we created a new category of personal car navigation solutions. It was an immediate hit and we have since shaped and led the industry almost single handedly, outselling any other car navigation device on the market," said Harold Goddijn, TomTom's chief executive officer. "As one of the best selling consumer electronic brands, we see a fast growing category that requires products to be robust and sophisticated in order to meet drivers' needs. The product range we unveil today is the next generation TomTom GO, featuring significant improvements in design and usability, including hardware, software, connectivity and new content & services."
Some Common Elements to the TomTom GO range
The new product line totally reinvents last year's award-winning range and includes three models, the TomTom GO 910, TomTom GO 710 and TomTom GO 510. Building on the features that have made TomTom devices so popular, the new TomTom GO range offers:
* New cutting-edge design
* High quality, extra wide, 4 inch LCD touch screen - a world's first in
portable navigation, making the new TomTom GO range even easier in use. This is a ½ inch larger than other typical mid-tier competitors. Also, this is a wide screen format.
* Greatly improved GPS performance
* Hundreds of features and software improvements
* The new GO range comes with the free software application TomTom HOME. Serving as a portal it enables users to easily manage, download and store content from their computer - Every new TomTom GO comes with the HOME dock, enabling users to connect to TomTom HOME through their computer.
* Light sensor for automatic dimming when the sun goes down - this is a nice feature to have that you don't want to go without once you've had one.
* The renowned hands-free calling functionality has improved further and the pre-installed Safety Camera database is now available across the range, making it even easier and safer to navigate to your destination.
TomTom GO and iPod
*We know that the line will have iPod support also, which will take the form of an optional cable allowing ipods to play through the TomTom GO unit.
So while the TomTom GO 510 is the new GO entry level product, the new TomTom GO 710 is now a mid point in their GO line (available in Europe only), and finally the TomTom GO 910 at the top of the line with the first ever portable navigation device featuring multi-continental map coverage including the whole of Europe, the USA and Canada. It also has a range of smart extras such as a fully integrated MP3 player for playing audiobooks, music and podcasts as well as text-to-speech functionality. - Great!
New and updated TomTom PLUS content & services
TomTom PLUS is TomTom's complete offering of content and services to enhance users' navigation experience and make journeys as stress free, personal, safe and fun as possible. To TomTom's already substantial TomTom PLUS offering (Voices, Traffic, Weather and Safety Cameras), TomTom has added Audiobooks and Buddies. In addition, TomTom has improved and expanded the TomTom Traffic service to include Road Conditions. Other updated services include TomTom Weather and TomTom Safety Cameras. TomTom PLUS is now available in the majority of Europe and the USA.
TomTom RDS/TMC Traffic Receiver
Lots of people want this, and here you go! - TomTom has added a TomTom RDS/TMC Traffic Receiver to the list of available accessories, to enable users to receive free ongoing traffic information via radio signals. The RDS/TMC Traffic Receiver connects easily to the new TomTom GO device and will automatically start receiving traffic information via the TMC connection.
HotStuff mag in the UK has a first look at the TomTom GO 910, check out what they had to say about their first look. ReadMore
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Posted by Scott Martin at March 1, 2006 11:57 AM