TomTom Mobile 5


TomTom Mobile 5 Looks like TomTom have released a new version of their excellent TomTom Mobile, which we reviewed here earlier. The improvements are fantastic – TomTom Mobile 5 now has full compatibilty with the Orange SPV C500 (I presume they’re selling it on MiniSD cards), plus it’ll work on pretty much any Windows Mobile phone with Bluetooth. Plus, you can use the address details in your contacts list now too!

TomTom have also introduced this smaller, high performance GPS unit which you can pop in your pocket and use on foot. Other additions to this new version include..

– Find the quickest route with an estimated time of arrival
– Route planning: for fastest, shortest, pedestrian, bicycle and moped routes
– Postcode support (UK & Netherlands only)
– Full integration into the mobile phone menu to allow navigation to a destination from the contacts stored in a mobile phone
– Supports real-time traffic and up-to-date weather information
– Full itinerary support, plan routes to multiple destinations and add stopping points on the journey
– Download extra maps as and when they are needed


I’m going to add these improvements to the review, however you can find the full press release below, click on “read more” if you need to. Many thanks to gundamzero and Sean G for telling me about this!


Click here to find out more at TomTom.com. It doesn’t appear to be available to buy as yet though.

TomTom Launches First Truly Personal Navigation Solution
Feb 14 2005



 TomTom Launches First Truly Personal Navigation Solution


 


 ~TomTom MOBILE 5 is the world’s first navigation solution for getting from A to B by car, walking or even on bike ~


 


Cannes, 14 February 2005 – TomTom, Europe’s leading navigation solution provider, today announces the launch of the world’s first ever truly personal navigation system for advanced mobile phones with the launch of TomTom MOBILE 5.


 


Using a new TomTom GPS receiver, incorporating the latest high sensitivity technology, TomTom MOBILE 5 provides an easy to use and smart navigation solution that helps consumers to find their way with their smartphones. This provides door to door, accurate navigation anywhere in your country and even around city centers and towns whether walking, driving or cycling.


 


“TomTom MOBILE 5 is a major step forward in terms of personal navigation and responds to the growing opportunities in the smartphone market.” said Harold Goddijn, TomTom’s chief executive officer. “For the first time satellite navigation has been extended outside the car and into the hands of anyone who needs to find their way from A to B whichever mode of transport they choose. This is another step forward for TomTom and will make life easier for consumers and underlines our position as the market leader for personal navigation solutions.”


 


WHAT’S NEW:



Incorporating TomTom’s award-winning easy-to-use navigation software, the latest version includes:



Find the quickest route with an estimated time of arrival
Route planning: for fastest, shortest, pedestrian, bicycle and moped routes
Postcode support (UK & Netherlands only)
Full integration into the mobile phone menu to allow navigation to a destination from the contacts stored in a mobile phone
Supports real-time traffic[1] and up-to-date weather information
Full itinerary support, plan routes to multiple destinations and add stopping points on the journey
Download extra maps as and when they are needed


Other features include: the ability to make calls while continuing to get visual route instructions; 3D map view; night and day view settings and customizable Points of Interest (POI) and additional maps, downloadable from http://www.tomtom.com.



HOW IT WORKS:


 


Installing TomTom MOBILE 5 simply involves inserting a memory card with pre-installed maps and software into a smartphone. TomTom’s new Bluetoothtm wireless GPS receiver (a small, lightweight device that can be placed in the pocket or a bag) connects automatically to the smartphone. This solution allows greater portability and convenience for using the mobile phone both inside and outside of the car as well as spoken turn-by-turn instructions. The automatic re-routing feature allows for safe and quick redirecting when needed.


 


Pricing and availability



TomTom MOBILE 5 comes as a bundle on a wide-range of popular smartphones. Prices will vary according to handset and subscription. TomTom MOBILE 5 will be in available in Spring 2005.


 


TomTom MOBILE 5 is initially compatible with:



•        Nokia: 6630, 6600, 6260, 6670, 7610, 7710, 9300, 9500



•        Orange: SPV C500, E200



•        Q-Tek: 8010, 8020, 8060, 8080



•        Motorola: MPx 220



•        T-Mobile: SDA



•        iMate: SP3



•        Treo: 650



•        Gizmondo


 



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About TomTom


 


TomTom BV is a global provider of personal navigation solutions for mobile people. TomTom provides innovative, easy to use navigation products built on world leading hardware and software platforms. TomTom BV was founded in 1991 in Amsterdam and has offices in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, France and USA. The company’s products are sold through a distribution network of top retailers in more than 15 countries. To learn more about TomTom, visit: www.tomtom.com


 



[1] Traffic information will be available in United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy and Spain


 



 

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