TomTom for iPhone GPS price leaked

We still don't know exactly when the TomTom for iPhone GPS application will be available. But, we may know how much it will cost.

We still don't know exactly when the TomTom for iPhone GPS application will be available. But, we may know how much it will cost: a UK online electronics store has apparently leaked the price of the upcoming app via a pre-order listing.

According to pre-order pricing from HandTec, the TomTom for iPhone GPS app will cost £113.85 -- about $US194. This price is for a kit that includes the satellite navigation software, and a special car kit for your iPhone that is used for docking, enhancing GPS signal and sound, charging, and hands-free calling.

The TomTom for iPhone app was one of the prominent third-party products demonstrated during June's Apple WWDC keynote. At the time, TomTom said the product would launch this summer, and the company still says it's due "later this summer."

If the $US194 price for the TomTom iPhone app is accurate, it makes this smartphone navigation system a bit pricey. Even in comparison to similar turn-by-turn navigation apps in the App Store, TomTom's is more expensive. For example, Navigon's Mobile Navigator is priced at $US70 (a sale price that lasts until August 15).

But the Navigon product doesn't include a dock, which could account for the TomTom's ramped-up price. Still, you can get a standalone TomTom GPS unit for about $US149 on Amazon. That means you'd have your own dedicated GPS device and your iPhone wouldn't have to do double duty (and the iPhone isn't very cheap either)..

It's like that TomTom will offer a software-only version of the package, as hinted at WWDC in June. I would assume that TomTom for iPhone without the car kit would cost around $US100, putting some healthy competition on Navigon.

And there are still a few unanswered questions about TomTom's iPhone app also. It is yet unclear how the maps update process will be done, how well the app will integrate with iPhone's limited multi-tasking abilities, and how users will download the 1GB app. More details should be available though as the application is approaching public release.

[Via DaniWeb, Engadget]

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags iPhoneGPSiphone appsiphone 3giphone app storetomtomnavigationiPhone 3GS

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Daniel Ionescu

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Essentials

Mobile

Sansai 6-Outlet Power Board + 4-Port USB Charging Station

Learn more >

Exec

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?