June 17, 2009

Homer Simpson Voice for TomTom GPS - Easy Download

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TomTom may have potentially the best voice ever on their GPS topping Mr. T with their launch of the Homer Simpson voice available for TomTom GPS units in the US and Europe. The easy download, lets you navigate to Homer's voice offering the keen guidance of TomTom combined with the combined fun of 20 years worth of Homer antics. Can't wait.

The download happens through TomTom Home, an easy to use desktop manager that will allow you to download to your computer and then upload the voice to your TomTom device. The Homer Simpson voice costs $12.95, and is available now. Hummm, I wonder if I can navigate to Moe's for a Duff?

Full Press Release Below......

Let Homer Simpson Be Your Co-Pilot

On TomTom Portable Navigation Devices

Celebrating THE SIMPSONS 20th Anniversary TomTom, Locutio Voice Technologies and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising Bring Hilarious Homer Quips To Navigation Devices in North America and Europe

Homer Simpson knows how to get to the Kwik-E Mart in Springfield, and now he'll help you navigate to your favorite point of interest in North America or Europe. TomTom has joined forces with Locutio Voice Technologies and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing) to bring the original voice* of Homer Simpson to all TomTom devices via download. Starting today, TomTom users can go to www.tomtom.com/simpsons and download the voice for $12.95 and €9.95.

On the road, Homer's hilarious, encouraging and sometimes unusual advice will ensure that drivers will not only reach their destination on time, but have a lot of fun along the way. With an insatiable appetite as his motivation, Homer adds his own words of wisdom for TomTom drivers like, "Take the third right." "We might find an ice cream truck! Mmm...ice cream." With Homer's unpredictable and comical commands leading the way, drivers are guaranteed an unforgettable journey.

"Celebrity voice downloads are one of the many features TomTom offers to our customers to personalize their driving experience," said Jocelyn Vigreux, president of TomTom Inc. "With Homer Simpson's voice helping them to navigate their trip, TomTom customers will not only travel safely and with less stress, but will also be highly entertained along the way."

TomTom portable navigation devices guide drivers with audible, turn-by-turn instructions and 3D maps which work right out of the box, with no additional fees or services required.

"Homer Simpson has one of the most identifiable voices in entertainment history," said Elie Dekel, Fox Executive Vice President Licensing and Merchandising. "We have joined forces with TomTom to help celebrate THE SIMPSONS historic 20th anniversary and will help provide a little levity for those long summer road trips ahead."

TomTom's portable navigation devices offer up to 70 preloaded voices in 36 languages, and now drivers can have Homer Simpson navigate them to any location, including specific points of interest. Homer Simpson is the latest character to join the growing line up of voices available for use on devices made by TomTom, the world's leading navigation solutions provider.

* The official Homer Simpson voice recorded by Dan Castellaneta.

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Posted by Scott Martin at June 17, 2009 6:11 AM

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