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TomTom VIA series of GPS devices now on sale

U.S. based TomTom today announced the availability of its VIA Series of GPS devices in the United States and Canada starting at $169.

Previously announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, the devices feature a thinner design, brighter touch screen, new navigation software, Integrated Mount with flip-screen, expanded driving view, spoken street names and advanced lane guidance

TomTom iPhone app update adds Map Share technology

TomTom today announced that the latest version of its iPhone and iPod touch navigation app (version 1.6) is now available from the iTunes app store.

The updated application includes the latest maps and TomTom’s Map Share technology which enables TomTom users to make corrections to their own maps and to download free map corrections made by other TomTom users.

TomTom introduces GO series GPS devices

U.S. based TomTom this week announced its next generation of GPS personal navigation devices are now on-sale in Canada.

Features of TomTom GO 2405 and GO 2505 series of devices include an improved user interface which makes them easier to use; improved software algorithms which translate into faster route planning; Bluetooth hands free calling; and a new click and lock magnetic mount that can easily be docked and un-docked with one hand.

TomTom updates iPhone navigation app to V1.5

TomTom today announced that the latest version of its iPhone and iPod touch navigation app (version 1.5) is now available from the iTunes app store.

Features of the updated application include updated maps, enhanced graphics with support for retina display, more-responsive navigation and the ability for users to use their photo gallery as an address book by enabling them to select and navigate to any geo-tagged photo.

TomTom GPS goes Looney Tunes

TomTom, provider of GPS devices and digital maps, today announced that it was bringing classic Looney Tunes celebrity voices to its navigation devices.

Available now are the voices of Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam. Coming in October are the voices of Daffy Duck and Sylvester while Pepé Le Pew fans will have to wait until November.

Garmin recalls 1.25 million GPS devices

Garmin announced today it is recalling 1.25 million personal navigation devices sold worldwide that contain batteries which may overheat and present a fire hazard.

The issue has been identified in less than ten cases and Garmin says none of the reported incidents has caused an injury or significant property damage.

Updated Navigon iPhone app supports multitasking

Navigon has announced that version 1.6 of its popular iPhone navigation application is now available from the iTunes store.

New features added to the latest incarnation of the Navigon app include: iOS4 integration; live weather; clever parking which allows users to find parking around their destination; destination information display for an at-a-glance overview of what you’ll find when you get there; and updated NAVTEQ maps.

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