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TomTom brings the TomTom GO 630 to South Africa

Apr 16 2009

TomTom brings the TomTom GO 630 to South Africa

~With the introduction of the TomTom GO 630 TomTom makes premium features affordable and available to a larger audience~

Johannesburg, 16 April 2009. TomTom, the world’s leading portable navigation solutions provider, today announces it will bring the TomTom GO 630 to South Africa at a recommended retail price of R3299.

The TomTom GO 630 series comes with a pre-installed door-to-door map of Southern Africa and a safety camera database. It will feature TomTom’s award-winning software, the latest navigation features and content including Map Share™ and a high quality hands-free kit as well as the smartly designed EasyPort™ mount for easy stowing and carrying.

“We are thrilled to bring a new TomTom GO model to South Africa,” said Joost Jetten, country manager for South Africa. “This is the ideal product for the cost conscious driver who wants to enjoy core TomTom GO features such as hands-free calling and text–to-speech while driving throughout Southern Africa.”

The new TomTom GO 630 features the latest in navigation with a host of innovative navigation technologies and content:

    - TomTom Map Share™ technology enabling users to make corrections to their own maps instantly and benefit from improvements made by other users completely free of change
    - Latest map guarantee so users can download the latest map within the first 30 days of use, if a new version is released in that time
    - Hands-free calling with high-quality sound system via Bluetooth® to allow drivers to keep their eyes firmly on the road whilst making phone calls in the car
    - Extensive safety features including ‘Help Me’ menu to give drivers direct access to emergency services and roadside assistance
    - 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
    - New smart and fun extras to personalise users’ devices, including recording their own driving instructions, view documents, exchange positions via SMS and Bluetooth® wireless technology and select a favourite car icon on the screen
    - Free TomTom HOME software and content from the TomTom community to keep the TomTom device up to date at all times
    - Pre-installed safety camera database providing drivers with timely information on safety cameras on drivers’ routes
    - Full range of accessories to match the design and finish of the updated GO range.
    - EasyPort™ windscreen mount with its unique and flexible design that allows the user to fix its device securely on the windscreen and remove it with one twist. The clever design easily folds to fit in any bag or shirt pocket, onto the TomTom device or separately.

Product technical specifications

    - 4.3 inch widescreen 16:9 format LCD (WQVGA: 480x272 pixels)
    - CPU 400 MHz
    - 2 GB internal flash memory
    - SD card socket
    - High sensitivity GPS receiver
    - Bluetooth®
    - Battery lithium-polymer
    - Dimensions: 118 mm x 83 mm x 24 mm
    - Weight: 220 grams

Pricing and Availability
The TomTom GO 630 will be available in stores across South Africa from the end of April 2009. The recommended retail price for the TomTom 630 is R3299. For more information about the TomTom GO 630 go to or click here.

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