TomTom Navigator 2004 Released

TomTom today announced TomTom Navigator 2004 for the Palm OS. With this launch, TomTom offers a comprehensive door-to-door navigation system with maps of the entire US and Canada, as well as customizable points of interest (POI) categories, and an improved user interface. 

TomTom Navigator offers a digitized roadmap system that works in conjunction with TomTom GPS receivers, both wired and self-powered Bluetooth, providing an efficient navigation tool for users.  TomTom Navigator uses very accurate and fully attributed turn-by-turn map data through a relationship with TeleAtlas, a worldwide leading provider of digital map databases and real-time traffic information in the United States.  This combination offers an intuitive user interface with features and functionality that address all personal navigation needs in one solution, including:

  • Voice-guided routing instructions
  • Large on-screen icons, eliminating the hassle of drop-down menus
  • Door-to-door navigation
  • 2D or 3D map presentation views
  • Updated maps of the United States and Canada with all street names labeled
  • Ready to use on any device using Pocket PC or palmOne, regardless of screen size
  • Four million Points of Interest (POI); Customizable POI categories

“With TomTom Navigator 2004, we offer an affordable and flexible solution to a universal problem, how to get from point A to B,” said Jocelyn Vigreux, president of TomTom USA.  “And exciting new features—like on-screen street names in 3D view, updated road maps of the United States and Canada, and customizable points of interest—make the Navigator 2004 even more user-friendly, enhancing the personalization of the application and allowing a stress-free navigation experience.”

  TomTom Navigator 2004 solutions will be available immediately from major retailers. The Bluetooth version, which includes the TomTom Navigator 2004 software, cabling, a Bluetooth GPS receiver, and maps of the entire United States and Canada retails for $299. The wired GPS version is offered at $249, and includes the TomTom Navigator 2004 software, cabling, wired GPS receiver, mounting kit, and maps of the entire United States and Canada. 

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M6 toll road

JonathanChoo @ 10/14/2004 4:33:37 PM #
I hope TeleAtlas will finally include the M6 toll road on the next UK version.

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RE: M6 toll road
justauser @ 10/15/2004 8:05:53 AM #
You're lucky, they only miss one road for the UK - they seem to have missed my entire country. Why can't Mapopolis or Tom Tom or someone with a reasonable GPS app support Australia.

RE: M6 toll road
Be_True @ 10/15/2004 12:33:57 PM #
Australia has roads? ;^)

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RE: M6 toll road
justauser @ 10/15/2004 9:13:30 PM #
Yeah... but only one of them. I imagine it would be easy for the cartographers having to draw just one line. And the routing software would just have to list 'Sydney' and 'bush' (BTW the latter references 'unpopulated country regions' not 'your nation's [current - TBA] leader').

Seriously, I am told the reason why Australia has been neglected is due to contractual obligations and territorial agreements. Very frustrating when I actually know people who have complete vector maps of Australia and are wanting to market them for PDAs.

RE: M6 toll road
G M Fude @ 10/15/2004 10:04:29 PM #
The Navman app supports Australian roads. If you already have a GPS unit, the part number of the Navman for Palm with the Oz maps but no BT GPSr is AA008002.

Navman say it will be a low volume sales item so almost certainly any retailer will have to order it in; won't be on the shelves. Contact navman 02 9879 9000 between 9am - 5pm weekdays and they will let you know a retailer close to you.

RE: M6 toll road
justauser @ 10/16/2004 9:48:06 AM #
Thanks for the tip. I will check it out on Monday. Last time I talked to Navman they refused to offer the product without the GPS unit (as you suggested I have a GPS receiver). Navman will do the job nicely indeed. Thanks again.

Just PalmOne?

Hal2000 @ 10/14/2004 8:59:26 PM #
What about Tapwave/Sony?

1.128 gigs under the hood.

What about Landscape?

Hal2000 @ 10/14/2004 9:04:55 PM #
Can it be done?

1.128 gigs under the hood.


JMik @ 10/14/2004 10:44:16 PM #
I find it a little odd that they don't offer the software without a GPS receiver, for those of us who already have one.
RE: Bundling
JonathanChoo @ 10/15/2004 6:47:59 AM #
They will eventually. It took some time when TTN3 was announced (for PPC) for them to market a GPS-less version.

Also, they used to do free or reduced price upgrades for TTN2 owners so lets hope that there would be a similar program for this.

RE: Bundling
T. @ 10/15/2004 10:26:51 AM #
Ditto on the bundling. I have way too many receivers floating around my garage.

They used to have software only pictured on their site (even though it said it was not yet available for Palm OS). Now I don't even see that any more.

I want to give them my money...

Altema @ 10/15/2004 1:51:05 PM #
But there are no demos available, no software available for those of us who already own the GPS hardware, and no access to support unless you are a customer. You can't even email them. Seems like they are trying hard to avoid customers.


JoeBarbs @ 10/15/2004 8:47:52 PM #
Is there address book functionality in this version?

IIIC -> T|T -> T|3
RE: ?
bestoverall @ 10/16/2004 8:09:32 AM #
The previous version did not have one. Since they didn't mention it on the news, it probably doesn't.

RE: ?
Altema @ 10/16/2004 8:24:13 AM #
Too bad they left this out, it's a great feature in other mapping packages.

RE: ?
JonathanChoo @ 10/16/2004 1:14:05 PM #
TTN3 for PPC supports contacts integration, I would expect to see the PalmOS version integrating the address book function with route planning.

Is the signal strong??

batmon @ 10/16/2004 2:11:03 AM #
How's the signal compares to TomTom GO standalone version?

Also, can I put all maps in SD card so I don't have to load maps between states?

$53 to upgrade!

JoeBarbs @ 10/20/2004 7:08:31 PM #
looks like it will cost $53 to upgrade!!! I think that is outrageous. tomtom won't be getting my money in the future.

IIIC -> T|T -> T|3


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