TomTom for U.S. and Canada Hits the App Store
The much anticipated TomTom GPS Navigation app hit the iTunes App Store over the weekend. Nearly every other navigation company has already released their GPS app for the iPhone and we’ve been anticipating TomTom’s release for some time. TomTom was originally profiled in the WWDC 2009 keynote address and has been heavily covered by rumor sites and other media outlets.
If you’ve been anticipating the release of TomTom your time has come. TomTom for iPhone will set you back $99.99 in the App Store. Along with it’s original debut was a car mount / dock for your device. The dock includes an enhanced GPS receiver for better, faster GPS signal reception, charger for your device, better speaker for turn by turn commands and hands free speaker phone. There is still no word on when the dock / mount will be available.
At $99.99 TomTom is one of the more expensive turn by turn navigation apps currently in the app store. However, with TomTom’s reputation in this space we’re sure they will do well. Combine the app with the still anticipated car mount / dock and you’ve got a premium solution. However, we’re still waiting to hear pricing on the car mount. You’ll need to decide whether the combined app price, mount price and convenience of using your phone for a GPS is really worth it – or should you just get a standalone GPS (my money is on the latter). Either way, the commercial below sure makes it all enticing…