TomTom App

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Has there been any more info on the release of the TomTom app? Like how much $, release date or anything else?
 

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Not that I know of. For some reason, I have it set in my mind that it's going to cost $30 for the stand alone app. I'm very excited indeed.
 
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Not that I know of. For some reason, I have it set in my mind that it's going to cost $30 for the stand alone app. I'm very excited indeed.
I think the app will cost much more than $30 if it isn't subscription-based. Probably closer to $99, but that's just my guess.
 

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I was guessing it would be around $99 for the hardware/App combo.
 

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I think the app will cost much more than $30 if it isn't subscription-based. Probably closer to $99, but that's just my guess.
I think that's a good guess. I spent $99 for my Garmin mobile app for Blackberry. That also wasn't a subscription app.
 

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My biggest fear is that they go subscription, now that Apple has made that possible! I'm hoping they don't go too expensive. I think $40 seems fair, $100 could buy you your own independent gps!
 

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Tom Tom has been saying they will be releasing the app for awhile now. It's time for them to put up or shut up!
 

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My biggest fear is that they go subscription, now that Apple has made that possible! I'm hoping they don't go too expensive. I think $40 seems fair, $100 could buy you your own independent gps!
I don't think it will be a subscription as there's no way to really implement this the way the App Store is set up. However, they will be able to do in-app purchases, so TomTom could offer the option to buy updated maps within the navigation app without requiring you to go back to the App Store to buy new maps. That will be cool, though I hope it's not going to be annoying with pop-up reminders about buying new maps every time you open it.

I think the app with maps will cost around $100, which is how much I paid for TomTom's navigation app for my Palm PDA years ago. But there could be some interesting price wars with Navigon releasing their own navigation app, too.
 

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For the Palm platform, TomTom was a one-time sale with updated maps, different voice packs (including the HILARIOUS Ozzy Osbourne voice), and traffic costing extra.
 

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I too think $99 sounds right as a price point. Does anyone have any idea if this will work on the 3G, or will the new phone be required?
 

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I too think $99 sounds right as a price point. Does anyone have any idea if this will work on the 3G, or will the new phone be required?
It should work fine for 3G, the reason I say this is because it was advertised as a 3.0 feature and not a 3G S feature.
 

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ill wait for navigon. Better user-friendly gps imo
 
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To answer the original questions, I don't believe too much more info has been released at this point. I'd say if anything comes up, you can find it here.

It looks like a very cool app, and I look forward to seeing what they do with it.
 

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Their website says that pricing for both the app and the windshield mount will be released later this summer.
 

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I know it's quite annoying the whole "later this summer." I think all the companies know that anything related to thew new 3GS especially MMS and turn by turn are in such demand if they don't meet a specific date people are going to be really angry. I can't blame them for not wanting to piss off their user base. We know how impatient we all are :)
 

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I too think it might be closer to $100. I was thinking less initially due to the lack of the need to produce a unit, but based on other turn-by-turn app prices it seems like it would be more.

I got tired of waiting and bought a Garmin last December. It's worked great since so until it stops working, I don't see a need for TomTom.