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  • TomTom iPhone Car Kit Pricing Released

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    As previously noted, the TomTom iPhone car kit - consisting of a cradle and suction-cup mounting hardware - has been delayed until at least last month. Yesterday, the European iTunes App Store had the car kit up for pre-sale before unceremoniously taking it down. Today, there was a short press release from TomTom confirming the European price and adding US pricing:
    TomTom announces today that the TomTom car kit for the iPhone will have a recommended retail price of EUR 99.99 or USD 119.95.

    The TomTom car kit will be available this October and will be sold separately from the TomTom app. It will be compatible with the iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS.

    All further details on the car kit will be made available soon.
    Some observers were frustrated that the Euro App Store listing indicated that 99 would be the price for app and car kit together when the reality is that the two will be sold separately. This makes for some considerable sticker shock - in the US, that's $119.95 for the kit on top of the $99 for the app - that GPS bloggers are taking exception to.

    The cradle includes a separate GPS module for improved positioning, and provides enhanced audio capabilities in addition to iPhone charging. However, it lacks features - such as live traffic integration - that competitors are including in ther iPhone products, and requires that any third-party case be removed first.

    As alluded to in the press release, there is still no projected ship date for the product.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: TomTom iPhone Car Kit Pricing Released started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 49 Comments
    1. loool's Avatar
      loool -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecd5000 View Post
      this looks pretty cool but you better get the tomtom app with that price, there out their minds but some dumb *** will buy it for that price. WHY?
      lol wtf
    1. Darkhunter130's Avatar
      Darkhunter130 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      119+100 for the app=what's a separate Tom Tom device cost?
      Haha less then either of these and you still can use your phone at the same time. I dont see how anyone can justify getting this app let alone the car dock.
    1. enog's Avatar
      enog -
      Everyone is missing one very vital thing here...

      The majority of everyday iPhone users will either stump up for this because they don't know any better, or will look at the price and just go and buy a standalone Tomtom. Either way, Tomtom make a sale, so they're not as dumb as you think!

      Me personally, I think they can go and shove it up their...
    1. leletyM3's Avatar
      leletyM3 -
      That is way too much!
    1. Darkhunter130's Avatar
      Darkhunter130 -
      Quote Originally Posted by enog View Post
      Everyone is missing one very vital thing here...

      The majority of everyday iPhone users will either stump up for this because they don't know any better, or will look at the price and just go and buy a standalone Tomtom. Either way, Tomtom make a sale, so they're not as dumb as you think!

      Me personally, I think they can go and shove it up their...
      Meh I dont think thats true. They will go buy a stand alone GPS if they want one and not necessarily a tomtom. I dont know what the genius that had the idea to charge $119 for this thing was thinking.
    1. jcal08's Avatar
      jcal08 -
      the cheapest one is 99.99... and on black friday you can save at least 20 bucks on it!
    1. mattharris85's Avatar
      mattharris85 -
      I think I'll just get a $100 one.
    1. yoeltimeisup's Avatar
      yoeltimeisup -
      gd
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      wow this is so stupid.
      im going to keybank
      free GPS when u open an account
      tomtom just lost me permanently