TomTom coming to Android in the near future

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After finally releasing the iPhone version earlier this week, TomTom execs confirmed that they are currently working on an Android version of the navigation application. According to Benoit Simery, Senior VP at TomTom who talked to pocket-Lint:

“We cannot ignore such a successful platform as Android. HTC is an important partner of ours and Android is becoming increasingly important too.”

“We spent so much time producing the iPhone software and we were later on the scene than we wanted but the standard of the service and the quality of the satnav is what was most important to us.”

“I do not question the opportunity that RIM might offer but we know that a satnav device needs to have a large touchscreen and voice commands to be able to work for turn-by-turn navigation. We come from a PDA background and we know what will work.”

TomTom has been partnering with HTC since the Compaq iPaq days on the Windows Mobile platform (when it was still called “PocketPC”) and is the default navigation application on HTC’s WinMo phones bought unlocked in many countries. Unfortunately BlackBerry users are out of luck for now, but this may change if the upcoming Storm 2 is a commercial success

Source: Pocket-Lint

TomTom finally available on the iPhone, is it a rip-off ?

TomTom has been officially released today on the AppStore for the following prices :

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I may seem expensive and it is! But remember that it’s priced exactly the same on Windows Mobile phones. For example the European map pack cost €99 on the iPhone and €99 on Windows Mobile. Tomtom isn’t ripping off iPhone users, the price has always been the same on Windows Mobile. People just thought that because Apps on the AppStore are for the most part a lot cheaper than WinMo apps Tomtom was going to lower their prices.

Here’s a hands-on video :

Source: iTunes link via Engadget