September 28, 2005

AOL's MapQuest in deal with TomTom- The MapQuest PND

UPDATE: We have received pictures from MapQuest and here it is the MapQuest branded Personal Navigation Device (PND). Not bad; like we thought, looks like a TomTom GO 300. Good for them, happy to have more people driving the use of GPS to the masses. TomTom is under represented in the US market despite their high quality GPS devices and interfaces. Maybe this will give them some help and on the back of AOL/MapQuest, they'll do well.


Sept 27th - TomTom, (makers of the TomTom GO300, GO700, TomTom Rider, and the NAVIGATOR 5 - a BlueTooth GPS module) announced today that they are working with AOL's MapQuest to launch an automobile unit - branded the MapQuest Personal Navigation Device (PND).

From the information here, it sounds like a re-branded and customized TomTom GO 300, pictured to the right - second pic.

"The MapQuest Personal Navigation Device represents the most natural and significant extension of our brand to date, as we move beyond the PC and take navigation into the car making it simple for drivers to reach their desired destination and change course, if needed," said Austin Klahn, Chief Technology Officer, MapQuest, Inc. "We selected TomTom, a global leader in developing personal navigation solutions, as we believe they offer the latest technology and the best consumer experience in personal navigation devices in the marketplace today."

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September 27, 2005

AOL's MapQuest in deal with TomTom- The MapQuest PND

TomTom, (makers of the TomTom GO300, GO700, TomTom Rider, and the NAVIGATOR 5 - a BlueTooth GPS module) announced today that they are working with AOL's MapQuest to launch an automobile unit - branded the MapQuest Personal Navigation Device (PND).

From the information here, it sounds like a re-branded and customized TomTom GO 300, pictured to the right.

"The MapQuest Personal Navigation Device represents the most natural and significant extension of our brand to date, as we move beyond the PC and take navigation into the car making it simple for drivers to reach their desired destination and change course, if needed," said Austin Klahn, Chief Technology Officer, MapQuest, Inc. "We selected TomTom, a global leader in developing personal navigation solutions, as we believe they offer the latest technology and the best consumer experience in personal navigation devices in the marketplace today."

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September 20, 2005

TomTom now available at BestBuy in US

TomTom and BestBuy announced today that TomTom GO models 300 and 700 will be available through all 694 BestBuy locations nationally this month.

"The market potential for personal navigation devices is tremendous; through this relationship, Best Buy will broaden TomTom's reach and bring the TomTom GO line to drivers nationwide," said Jocelyn Vigreux, President of TomTom USA. "This only reinforces that consumers want personal navigation in their lives."

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September 9, 2005

Update: Garmin Mobile


Sept 9th - More info available from the Gamrin Press Release and the hometown favorite newspaper for Garmin (Olathe Kansas, USA) from the Kansas City Star.

"Garmin Mobile exposes an entirely new group of consumers to turn-by-turn satellite navigation," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's vice president of marketing. "We are thrilled that Sprint Nextel, an industry leader in voice and data communications, has chosen Garmin to provide these exciting new applications and location-based services to their customers."

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September 2, 2005

GPS NEWS: Comparison of Top Automotive GPS Units

The folks over at BusinessWeek online took a look at several of the Automotive GPS recivers oon the market and came down with some decent observations that we thought we would bring along to you. Most of us are aware of the player in the market, especially the ones that have come out recently; Garmin Streetpilot 2720,the StreetPilot c340, the Cobra Nav One 4500, but the author adds in the system on an Acura RL - the first car to use the Traffic feeds.

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August 16, 2005

GPS Review: TomTom GO 700 GPS Unit

TomTom is not as well known in the States as it is in the UK, where they is a market leader for the Automobile segment. They have a strong performer in the TomTom GO 700, as it is easy to use, with its standout software with loads of customization, and accurate mapping capabilities.

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TomTom GO 700 GPS Review

TomTom is not as well known in the States as it is in the UK, where they is a market leader for the Automobile segment. They have a strong performer in the TomTom GO 700 as it is easy to use, with its standout software with loads of customization, and accurate mapping capabilities.

See our Review of the TomTom GO 300 from GPS Lodge

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August 1, 2005

TomTom Upgrades Map Set


TomTom announced that they have map upgrades available for select models of the Go and the Navigator 5.

Go upgrades (does not apply to Go 300 and Go 700 that already have the updated maps):

Latest maps of US and Canada, Contiguous map of US on one SD card (1GB), for easier planning. Easier route planning with multiple stop capabilities, along with improvements to data entry and route planning.


If you bought your product after March 15, 2005, you get a good discount on the SD card version ($99.99 - Go upgrade) or a free (+ Shippping) CD with the updattes on it. If you bought before March 15, 2005, you need to pay $49.99 for the CD and $149.99 for the SD Card (Go Upgrade).


See more information on the TomTom website for the Go models or the Navigator 5 model.

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July 28, 2005

UPDATE: Buy a Garmin, Magellan or TomTom GPS Unit at Amazon and get up to $50 back

UPDATE: there have been a few price changes on this offer. The good news on the Garmin Forerunner 201 as there was a price drop on this item:
Garmin Forerunner 201with $25 certificate = $89 after promotion

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July 19, 2005

Buy a Garmin, Magellan or TomTom GPS Unit at Amazon and get up to $50 back

Now through August 1st - Amazon is running an offer to give you a credit for up to $50 towards a future purchase when you buy selected Gamin, Magellan or TomTom GPS models between July 19th and August 1st. Basically you need to buy a Garmin, Magellan or TomTom unit, they send you a code worth up to $50 towards a future order. Not a bad deal if you shop Amazon regularly. They will email the code by September 26, 2005, and it will expire by October 27, 2005. See the Special Offer information at each of the links.

Garmin StreetPilot 2620 with $50 certificate = $729 after promotion
Garmin StreetPilot c330with $50 certificate = $649 after promotion
Garmin Forerunner 201with $25 certificate = $104 after promotion

Magellan Roadmate 300 Vehicle GPS with $30 certificate = $429 after promotion
Magellan eXplorist 300 Handheld GPSwith $20 certificate = $149 after promotion
TomTom GO 300 Portable GPS Navigation Systemwith $50 certificate = $509 after promotion.

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