TomTom news?

wildonrio

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Ugh I was expecting this last Wednesday on 3.0's debut, where is it? Everywhere I look online there are no hints as to when it's coming or how much it will be.
 

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I can't remember for sure, but when they did the demos at the WWDC, I think I remember them saying, "later this summer".
 

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You got me curious so I just rewatched it. He just says "this summer".
 

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THeres is also a turn by turn voice GPS called I think Gokivo which uses Yahoo maps and is a monthly subscription based program. It costs .99 to buy some fuctionality but if you want voice guided turn by turn you have to pay 10.00 a month. Im dying to find out how it works on an old 3g. My GPS with google maps has always been spotty and jumpy. Im curious whether that was a hardware limitation or software. I wonder if these turn by turn programs are able to achieve better accuracy with the gps perhaps by logging into more sattelites. I may just buy it for a month to see how it works.
 

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AT&T navigator is live right now in the app store. It's free for the app but costs $9.99 a month on your AT&T bill. I'm going to give it a try until TomTom or Navigon comes out so I have something to compare them to. The nice thing about the subscriptions is constant map updates and live traffic (which remains to be seen if the TomTom or Navigon will have).
 

MrMike6by9

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Last week, I heard on NPR that Tom Tom has licensed the use of Homer Simpson's voice. I can see it now, "mmmmm donuts ..... ugugugug .... d'oh!"
 
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I'm waiting for Tom Tom too.
im waiting for jailbreak :p (for 3GS)

but it helps that the 3GS is so much quicker to render directions, etc, etc... i can easily re-route when i go the wrong way on google maps
 

Ramesh

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Shane Watson said:
How would they will give you a date? They don't even know the date. They must be storming their brains right now. But I am sure our patience will be reworded.
Reworded into what? :laugh2:
 

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Dan Frakes, a Macworld magazine editor I follow on Twitter, just tweeted that he had a great conversation with TomTom about their upcoming iPhone app and cradle accessory. I replied, asking him if they had mentioned a release date. He responded and said "No pricing or date set yet, but most likely single purchase. Future map updates not free, of course."

So far, so good on it not being an app that requires a monthly subscription fee!
 

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AT&T navigator is live right now in the app store. It's free for the app but costs $9.99 a month on your AT&T bill. I'm going to give it a try until TomTom or Navigon comes out so I have something to compare them to. The nice thing about the subscriptions is constant map updates and live traffic (which remains to be seen if the TomTom or Navigon will have).
Have you tried it yet? What's your thoughts?
 

termleech

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The AT&T navigator is not worth it. I wouldn't even pay $10 one time for the app. It destroys your battery and seems to lose connection even in full bars requiring you to manually push a reconnect button. I'd wait off for another solution.
 

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This has to be annoying now :/
 

djwindsor

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Agreed. That AT&T app is horrible. The phone heats up to the point where there is net battery loss even with it connected to the power source. The woman's voice sounds distorted and traveling at highway speeds you can't understand a word she says (unless you're wearing headphones or have a BT uplink to your radio is so equipped). The traffic updates are sometimes incorrect. Umm what else. Oh.. don't for a minute think that maps are up to date. They rely on NAVTEQ or the other one (forgot which). I typed in an address of a new development that's been there for a year (Shea Blvd Massapequa NY). ATT Navigator didn't know where the heck it was. I'm deleting the APP and making sure I don't get billed. It was free for the first month.