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06-10-2009, 04:09 PM #21
06-10-2009, 06:13 PM #22
How much do u lots think the application would cost? Cheers
06-10-2009, 08:36 PM #23
06-10-2009, 10:45 PM #24
I think the best thing to look forward to here is not just the TomTom app, but more importantly, competition. If Apple simply chose one app or one company to partner with and be the go-to GPS app for the iPhone, we'd be stuck with one price, possible one too expensive for its own good. Hopefully the future will bring greater and greater GPS options at lower and lower prices.
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06-10-2009, 10:51 PM #25
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06-11-2009, 03:03 AM #27
I'm assuming that the software will be cracked fairly shortly after being released and therefore available for jailbroken iphones anyway?
I'd hate to have to by the seperate stand thing as i only bought one a couple of months ago which hold my phone perfectly.
06-11-2009, 05:21 AM #28
I wonder how flexible this app will be, and I wish Pandora would work in the background so we can listen to it while using this (or any map) app. I also wonder how they're going to deal with connection to the car for audio, as many people listen to their iPhones using direct connection through the USB cable, or the crappy radio signal. Will this unit limit us to listen to music through the headphone jack?
06-11-2009, 05:54 AM #29
B) It looks like it. It looks like it will be sending GPS signals through the dock connector, and has it's own proprietary connector to provide power via the same dock connection from the car 9V. Who knows, there may be a passthrough dock connector hidden in that cradle somewhere, but again, i doubt it...
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06-11-2009, 07:23 AM #30
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06-11-2009, 10:13 AM #32
As for me I probably won't be the first person to buy it... would like to see others and see feedback if the price will be a big higher..... but I would love to buy it because I would rather have one gadget then a gadget for this and that and... and...... Love the ad for it!
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06-11-2009, 04:16 PM #33
I purchased Garmin Mobile XT for my wife's Nokia E71 about 6 months ago and it cost $99. Same price for Blackberry.
I'd expect the TomTom software to be about the same.
06-11-2009, 05:01 PM #34
I welcome the enhanced GPS that TomTom is offering, but I believe xGPS could be your issue.
Here's a review of the new G-Map app that will be available after next week. It looks a bit more refined, and now offers landscape view and voice guidance instead of an audible tone. Not bad for $25.
G-Map U.S. iPhone Voice Guidance Preview
Options are nice.
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06-11-2009, 05:09 PM #35
06-12-2009, 12:31 AM #36
The GPS in the iPhone keeps dropping the signal. TomTom have gone the hardware route to fix this ALK are trying the software route so you won't need additional hardware for CoPilot.
The accuracy isn't an issue, proper satnav has auto correction to show your correct position. xGPS was a great effort for free software but is nowhere near as sophisticated as proper SatNAv.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
06-12-2009, 01:59 AM #37
i just want that freaking adapter kit for my car! ill get just that to startThe beatings will continue until morale improves.
06-12-2009, 06:38 AM #38
u seem to know a lot tell me this, will that tom tom navigation kit have a charger in it?
p.s. and i hope it will work internationally yes ?
06-12-2009, 08:00 AM #39
And i would assume it will be like all other of tomtom's software, be it standalone or mobile/pda, it will work anywhere that you have purchased a map for. They have maps for most of the world these days. How it will work, whether there will be a different app for different countries or what i dont know. I suspect they may make the most of the new in-app purchase api, allowing people to go to their store and purchase new maps that way...
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06-12-2009, 11:08 AM #40
I found a really good review for this app. Here are the major highlights I got from it:
- External kit will have its own microphone/speakers to replace the ones from the phone
- Line-out jack will have to be used to listen to music. No FM transmitters
- Downloadable maps (at a price, most likely)
- National&International maps
- Apparently, app will work fine without hardware
I'm still curious about how hands-free dialing will be activated. Will we have to reach to the windshield, press a button and talk? This seems like an interesting idea while driving 80mph. And those of us who use pandora are out of luck (unless you use Backgrounder).
Read the review here: TomTom iPhone App GPS Review
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