The GPS Slump
- TomTom, Garmin navigate in tougher market as mobile apps threaten to elbow them aside. Bulik, Beth Snyder // Advertising Age;10/12/2009, Vol. 80 Issue 34, p4
This article discusses how marketers have changed their advertising for global positioning systems (GPS) to accommodate consumers' increased interest in adding GPS capabilities to mobile telephones. Both TomTom and Garmin have launched new products that follow this trend. TomTom is introducing...
- TomTom Upgrades Midline Portable GPS Units. GILROY, AMY // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;4/6/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p6
The article reports on the launch of two portable global positioning system (GPS) models by TomTom in 2009. Historic traffic patterns are used by the TomTom One 140 and TomTom XL 340 in order to select the best route. According to president Jocelyn Vigreux, users are given a faster route in up...
- Going the extra mile. Gallagher, Denis // Choice;May2012, p53
The article evaluates several car global positioning systems (GPS) device, including the Navman's MyEscape, TomTom's Go Live 2050 and IGO500 from Uniden.
- Best GPS navigators. // Consumer Reports;Sep2009, Vol. 74 Issue 9, p41
The article presents a comparison of GPS (global positioning system) navigators, including the TomTom Go 740 Live, the Garmin Nuvi 885T, and the Magellan Rodemate 1440.
- TomTom's Nav Systems Get Cellular Link. Palenchar, Joseph // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;4/4/2005, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p28
The article features the TomTom GO 300 and 700 handheld global positioning systems which can be accessed through a cellphone. The systems systems provide turn-by-turn driving instructions via voice prompts and via on-screen maps. They also connect via Bluetooth to a cellphone to download...
- GPS apps for the iPhone. // Consumer Reports;Nov2009, Vol. 74 Issue 11, p38
The article evaluates global positioning system applications available for the iPhone, including the TomTom U.S. and Canada Version 1.0, the Navigon Mobile Navigator 1.2.0, and the AT&T Navigator, version 1.2i.5.
- IS iPHONE LEGAL? // APC (Bauer Media Group);Sep2009, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p9
The article focuses on the laws concerning the use of cellular telephones while driving in Australia. It reports that some higher-end navigators have global positioning receiver system (GPRS) transceivers built in to receive live traffic information or access live points of interest. It informs...
- Sat-nav. // Stuff;Jun2009, Issue 123, p132
The article evaluates several products using satellite navigation including the TomTom Go 740 LIVE, the Garmin Edge 705 cellular phone and the Navigon 8110.
- Inventec to Pummel Tom Tom. // GPS World;May2006, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p22
The article reports that Inventec Appliances Corp., a Taiwan-based handset vendor has planned to introduce its own brand of Global Positioning System-enabled devices in the Taiwan market. It will now compete with its client TomTom which is planning to deal in local market.