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TomTom SatNav app getting closer, iGO release theirs today

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TomTom SatNav app getting closer, iGO release theirs today - read the full textThe race is tight for the developers of GPS SatNav apps for Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS as iGO released their solution today, while TomTom confirmed their app and dash stand are still due this summer. There is now even a trader has the TomTom app and the supplemented car stand listed for pre-order...


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The Tom Tom software is available in the App store now for Australia and New Zealand, it's $A99.

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  • 2009-08-17 04:49
  • P%nm

> In reply to Steve Wozniak @ 2009-08-09 11:49 from RKp} - click to readIt's not an Apple product, it's a Tom Tom product.

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  • 2009-08-10 00:59
  • P%nm

> In reply to Ipoof @ 2009-08-09 14:48 from P@cs - click to readSo tell me, how would you make use of this exploit?

Where would you start?

btw you can try it on an iPhone with 3.01 firmware.

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  • 2009-08-10 00:58
  • P%nm

Very late. For an sms-exploitable device. Haha.

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  • 2009-08-09 14:48
  • P@cs

Typcail overpriced, overhyped Apple product. This should have been a built-in app like it is on other real smartphones; why iSheep would buy this for that ridiculous price is beyond me. Oh, BTW, that shiny white plastic Made in China costs extra also... :P

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  • 2009-08-09 11:49
  • RKp}

> In reply to Hateyou @ 2009-08-07 03:19 from xxTA - click to readTo get GPS on a Blackberry here you have to pay a subscription of $A8 a month or $A96 a year, of course you can use Google maps for free but there is no voice guidance.

A Nokia Maps subscription is $A99 per year which extends the voice guidance after the trial period, 7 days for E series phones, 3 months for the rest.

To update the maps on my wife's Navman costs $A189.

I don't know why people are whining about developers for the iPhone following normal business practices.

Thieves can even jailbreak their iPhones and steal pirated software just like they can on other platforms.

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  • 2009-08-08 02:05
  • vafH

> In reply to Optus Retailer @ 2009-08-07 08:56 from Ia9X - click to readA-GPS is used to shorten the time it takes to get an initial satellite lock when u on ur gps device. the option is still there on every gps-enabled device. Th phone uses data (very small, a few k's only, few cents) ONLY on the initial start and whenever the signal is lost and needs to reseek.

Network-based on the other hand is when the device relies solely on triangulation of network towers to identify position, ALL THE TIME. Usually done on phones without a GPS chip, such as the iphone 2g.

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  • 2009-08-07 11:51
  • EqVq

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-08-06 17:54 from GFAH - click to readWith both the iPhone 3G and 3GS, they both have built in GPS receivers, so there is no need for it to connect to the towers for assisted GPS functionality.

I use the Sygic mobilemaps and i haven't really had a problem with it at all, i would really like to see how both the IGO and the TOMTOM softwares go.

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  • 2009-08-07 08:56
  • Ia9X

I am so disappointed with TomTom. I was excited when they announced turn by turn at MacWorld. I've tried many GPS programs on the iPhone, Sygic was horrible (keep trying to look for GPS signal). Navagon was great (so far I'm impressed). I'm gonna get iGO and try it out. TomTom still haven't gotten a release. What's up with that?

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  • 2009-08-07 06:31
  • qnG7

I have the original Iphone (metal back)... I have stopped using it all together as a phone... I just use it as a ipod touch - why? b/c it is so damn buggy.

Also, 200 bucks for turn by turn GPS? I went back to using my Black Berry 8800 AND I am using FREE turn by turn voice GPS. I have used my black berry GPS two times this week and it has worked PERFECTLY and it is FREE. Iphone is really screwing over its owners for BASIC things that a phone should come with.

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  • 2009-08-07 03:19
  • xxTA

meh.... Windows Mobile phones have had SatNav software offerings for years from TomTom, Garmin, Navigon, etc, etc.

Been using TomTom on my TOuch HD (and Xperia before that) since the start of this year and it's great - no real reason to ever own a "commerical" SatNav ever again :)

I really don't understand why media outlets are making such a fuss about the iPhone getting something that has been around and avaliable for ages. Wonder if it's because Apple bribed them :p

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  • 2009-08-07 00:51
  • 9Ijf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-08-06 17:54 from GFAH - click to readYes the maps are stored on the phone.

The Sygic maps are only $A80 which is less than a Nokia maps subscription $A100 a year for Australian and New Zealand

The Tom Tom comes with the holder with a GPS booster chip, charging and integration with the cars stereo system it is one of the first things to use the dock connector to add hardware functionality to the iPhone.

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  • 2009-08-06 22:30
  • P%nm

i want to know does that require 3g network support? or it runs like a normal GPS without data usage?

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  • 2009-08-06 17:54
  • GFAH

> In reply to Andy @ 2009-08-06 14:25 from Lax% - click to readI have installed it, works great. Only the initial startup is 35 sec copared to 8 sec on my friend's iphone 3GS.

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  • 2009-08-06 15:03
  • 0BiV

Works flawlessly on my iPhone 3GS, and my cousin have an iPhone 3G and purchased the iGo also, so he says it works very nice.


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  • 2009-08-06 15:01
  • m}9e

I know but i want to buy an iPhone 3G ! And i dont know if it works !!

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  • 2009-08-06 14:33
  • Lax%

> In reply to Andy @ 2009-08-06 14:25 from Lax% - click to readRead the post below yours. It'll work on your HTC as well.

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  • 2009-08-06 14:26
  • nbuy

Please tell me how does it works ?? And if it works on iPhone 3G !! I want to buy one only if it works good !! I have an HTC HD, and a iPod Touch 2G and I am realy impressed by the Apple gadgets !!

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  • 2009-08-06 14:25
  • Lax%

Garmin already have Garmin mobile XT (with the latest version 5) working on all Symbian smartphone and Windows mobile phone with only 99 Dollars.

So it is sensible that for them to develop for iphone OS is not on high piority list since all the GMXT are based on mirco SD card which iphone do not have.

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  • 2009-08-06 14:04
  • uC4}

first as usual..

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  • 2009-08-06 13:49
  • kWBv

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