It’s been a long time coming, but GPS maker TomTom has finally released its navigation app for the iPhone in the U. S. TomTom is a longtime leader in the navigation hardware/software business and the app brings the full TomTom solution to the iPhone. The program will cost you a cool $99.99, so don’t click it in the App Store by accident.
TomTom has a car kit available that adds the following features:
- secure docking
- enhanced GPS performance
- clear voice instructions
- hands-free calling
GPS makers like TomTom have to be concerned over the inclusion of GPS hardware in many of today’s smartphones. It’s unclear if these expensive software solutions will be popular with smartphone users. I’m still happy with the totally free Sprint Navigation on the Palm Pre.