October 21, 2014

TomTom: "We Cannot Ignore Android"

tomtom_logoTomTom, one of the bigger players in the GPS game, recently released their app for the iPhone with a $99 price tag.   According to pocket-lint, they’re hinting at a follow-up Android version of the title.  It makes sense as the platform offers decent sized touch screens with voice command capability.

We cannot ignore such a successful platform as Android. HTC is an important partner of ours and Android is becoming increasingly important too. – Benoit Simery, senior VP for TomTom onboard mobile

Would you want to shell out $99 up front for an app like TomTom or would you prefer to go the monthly route at $9.99 a la TeleNav?  What about other options like waze or CoPilot?

One thing is for sure – Android users will have plenty of options to choose from thanks to GPS functionality being built in to many phones.

Thinking Beyond Apps

Garmin Asus will be putting out a GPS device/phone before too long.  Would it surprise you to see TomTom make a similar move?

Editor Note: We know that a few of our recent articles aren’t necessarily late-breaking or ‘news’ to some of you.  With our server switch last week, we were down for a few days and missed out on bringing you these at the time we’d hoped to.  We felt obligated to give you the posts anyways as it might be new to some of the readers.