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TomTom Unveils Next Generation in Car Navigation

TomTom to Launch State of the Art Range of New Portable In-Car Navigation Products and Series of New and Updated Content & Services

TomTom, the leading navigation solution provider worldwide, today unveiled the future of portable car navigation with the announcement of the new, smart and easy to use TomTom GO range and a complete collection of new and updated TomTom PLUS content and services.

“With the launch of TomTom GO in 2004, we created a new category of personal car navigation solutions. It was an immediate hit and we have since shaped and led the industry almost single handedly, outselling any other car navigation device on the market,” said Harold Goddijn, TomTom’s chief executive officer. “As one of the best selling consumer electronic brands, we see a fast growing category that requires products to be robust and sophisticated in order to meet drivers’ needs. The product range we unveil today is the next generation TomTom GO, featuring significant improvements in design and usability, including hardware, software, connectivity and new content and services.”

New TomTom GO range
The new product line reinvents last year’s award-winning range and includes two models, the TomTom GO 910 and the TomTom GO 510. A third, mid-range model, the TomTom GO 710, will also be available in Europe. Building on the features that have made TomTom devices so popular, the new TomTom GO range offers:

  • New cutting-edge design
  • High resolution, extra wide, 4 inch LCD touch screen, making the new TomTom GO range even easier to use
  • Even more precise GPS performance
  • Hundreds of features and software improvements
  • TomTom HOME dock and TomTom HOME software to easily manage, download and store additional content from your computer
  • Renowned hands-free calling functionality for easy and safe driving
  • Enhanced map coverage – the TomTom GO 910 is the first ever portable navigation device featuring multi-continental map coverage including the US, Canada and the whole of Europe at no additional charge
  • A fully integrated MP3 player for playing music, audiobooks, and podcasts
  • Text to speech functionality for spoken text messages

New and updated TomTom PLUS content & services
TomTom PLUS is TomTom’s offering of content and services to enhance users’ navigation experience and make journeys as stress-free, personal, safe and fun as possible. Along with TomTom’s already substantial TomTom PLUS offering (Voices, Traffic and Weather), the company has added Audiobooks and Buddies. In addition, the company has improved TomTom Weather and expanded the TomTom Traffic service to include Road Conditions. TomTom PLUS is now available throughout the U.S. and Europe.

The new product range is expected to be available in mid-April 2006. Additional product details including price on the new GO range will be announced soon.

About TomTom
TomTom NV is a leading provider of personal navigation products and services. TomTom’s products are developed with an emphasis on innovation, quality, ease of use and value. TomTom’s products include all-in-one navigation devices which enable customers to navigate right out of the box; these are the award-winning TomTom GO family, the TomTom ONE and the TomTom RIDER. TomTom also provides navigation software products which integrate with third party devices; the TomTom Navigator software for PDA’s and TomTom MOBILE navigation software for smart phones. TomTom PLUS, is the location-based content and services offering for TomTom’s navigation products. TomTom WORK combines industry leading communication and smart navigation technology with leading edge tracking and tracing expertise. TomTom was founded in 1991 in Amsterdam and has offices in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the United States of America, Australia, China and Taiwan. TomTom’s products are sold through a network of leading retailers in 20 countries and online.

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