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New TomTom GO X30 series now available in North America

Apr 29 2008

New TomTom GO x30 series now available in North America
~ TomTom GO 930 and TomTom GO 730 feature exclusive IQ Routes™ technology for the first time ~

Concord, MA - April 29, 2008 - TomTom, the world’s largest portable navigation solutions provider today announces the availability of its new flagship range: the TomTom GO 930 and TomTom GO 730.

The TomTom GO x30 series comes with a fresh new look and high-quality finish. It features TomTom’s award-winning software, the latest navigation features and content including TomTom IQ Routes™, Advanced Lane Guidance and TomTom Map Share™. Drivers have easy access to detailed traffic information through the RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver, which is included in the box on the 930T and 730T models, and also available for separate purchase as an accessory for other models.

The innovative IQ Routes™ technology is based on actual average speeds measured on roads, rather than posted speed limits. This means that the new TomTom GO range determines a route by considering all possible routes and then selecting the one that takes the least time based on recent historical data. In almost 50% of all journeys, this results in a faster route, and saves significant travel time, fuel, and money.

TomTom GO 930 (T)
TomTom’s premium model comes with the latest seamless maps of the United States, Canada and Europe stored on the internal memory. The TomTom GO 930 has a recommended retail price of $499 and the GO 930 T has a recommended retail price of $549.

TomTom GO 730 (T)
The TomTom GO 730 comes with maps of the United States and Canada and has a recommended retail price of $449 for the GO 730 and $499 for the GO 730T.

The new TomTom GO x30 series features the latest in navigation with a host of navigation technologies and content:

  • TomTom IQ Routes™ calculates the fastest route possible using actual average speeds of travel rather than posted speed limits.

  • Advanced Lane Guidance for a more realistic view and enhanced visual instructions of drivers’ surroundings

  • TomTom Map Share™ technology, enabling users to make updates and corrections to their own maps instantly and to benefit from improvements made by other users, completely free of charge. New Map Share features include the ability to change turn restrictions and posted road speeds

  • Latest map guarantee so users always have free access to the latest map at time of purchase

  • Voice address input so that users can drive to millions of cities and street names by simply announcing the address of their destination

  • Clear voice instructions and text-to-speech to enable street names, places, traffic alerts and SMS messages to be read aloud as part of the spoken instructions

  • Enhanced Positioning Technology (EPT) for uninterrupted navigation even in tunnels or highly-built areas (TomTom GO 930 only)

  • TomTom RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver, as a compatible accessory, for detailed traffic information

  • Large 4.3 inch touch screen with new generation icons and an updated user interface to navigate drivers to their destination even more easily

  • Enhanced hands-free calling with high-quality sound system via Bluetooth® to allow drivers to keep their eyes firmly on the road while making phone calls in the car

  • Extensive safety features, including the ‘Help Me’ menu that give drivers direct access to emergency services and roadside assistance

  • Built-in FM Transmitter to play music and navigation instructions seamlessly over the car stereo

  • New smart & fun extras to personalize users’ devices, including recording your own driving instructions, view documents, exchange positions via SMS and Bluetooth™ wireless technology and select a favorite car icon on the screen

  • Free TomTom HOME software and content from the TomTom community to keep your TomTom device up to date at all times

  • Full range of accessories to match the design and finish of the updated GO range

Product technical specifications

  • 4.3” widescreen 16:9 format LCD (WQVGA: 480*272 pixels)

  • CPU 400 MHz

  • TomTom GO 930: 4 GB internal flash memory, TomTom GO 730: 2 GB

  • SD card slot

  • High sensitivity GPS receiver

  • Bluetooth™

  • Lithium-polymer battery (up to 5 hours operation)

  • Dimensions: 118 mm x 83 mm x 24 mm- convert to inches 4.6 x 3.2 x 1

  • Weight: 7.7 ounces


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For more information:
IQ Routes™ technology: www.tomtom.com/iq-routes
Advanced Lane Guidance: www.tomtom.com/lane-guidance

For Public Relations please contact:
Karen CK Drake
PR Manager
Tel: 978-405-1688
Email: us.publicrelations@tomtom.com 

For Investor Relations, please contact:
Taco Titulaer
Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +31 (0)20 850 0994
Email: investor.relations@tomtom.com


About TomTom
TomTom NV is the world’s leading navigation solutions provider. TomTom's products are developed with an emphasis on innovation, quality, ease of use, safety 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 XL and TomTom ONE ranges and the TomTom RIDER. Additionally, independent research proves that TomTom products have a significant positive effect on driving and road safety. TomTom offers a portfolio of content and services for TomTom’s navigation products, which are easily available through TomTom HOME. TomTom also provides navigation software products that integrate with third party devices; the TomTom NAVIGATOR software for PDAs and smartphones. TomTom WORK combines industry leading communication and smart navigation technology with leading edge tracking and tracing expertise. TomTom’s products are sold through a network of leading retailers in 30 countries and online. TomTom was founded in 1991 in Amsterdam and has offices in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. TomTom is listed at Euronext Amsterdam in The Netherlands. For more information, go to http://www.tomtom.com.
 

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