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TomTom's much-anticipated iPhone GPS car kit has once again appeared on a number of European Apple online stores, including the UK store. Currently scheduled to ship in 1-2 weeks, the kit is again priced at £99.95 in the UK and 99.95 Euro in other European countries. TomTom has disclosed that the kit will be priced at $119.95 in the U.S., although it is not yet listed in Apple's U.S. online store.

Unlike the earlier listings, which mistakenly listed the TomTom iPhone application as being included in the price and were quickly pulled, the new postings explicitly note that the application is not included and therefore must be purchased separately.
**Note: The TomTom app for iPhone is not included with this TomTom Car Kit. The Car Kit dock is compatible with all iPhone models, but the TomTom app only works with iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G
TomTom's car kit contains an external GPS receiver and other hardware features such as a speaker and built-in hands-free calling support and has been claimed to be compatible with the iPod touch and other GPS iPhone applications from other vendors, but Apple's product description still makes no mention of compatibility with those offerings.

The car kit had been expected to launch this summer, but was pushed back to October as of early September.

Article Link: TomTom Car Kit Reappears in Apple's European Online Stores
 

Beric

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The price would almost be reasonable if it included the app. As it is, it's terribly overpriced.
 
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Santa Rosa

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Aug 22, 2007
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Think I will be sticking with my copy of Copilot, Herbert Richter Gorilla mount and my Belkin Autocharger.

Cost me roughly a third of what the full Tom Tom setup would have!!
 
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t0mat0

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100 British pounds = 160.47 U.S. dollars - So $40 dollars or £25 more for the dock. i.e. 25% more expensive for the dock in the UK.
For the app it's £60 for the UK, the size of one state really, which is pretty much the same as the $100 for presumably the whole of the US.
$!60 in total if you want the dock, o r£180 if you want Europe
 
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JPark

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Jun 5, 2006
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Think I will be sticking with my copy of Copilot, Herbert Richter Gorilla mount and my Belkin Autocharger.

Cost me roughly a third of what the full Tom Tom setup would have!!

I think I'll go with 220 Wendy's Double Stacks. Much better deal.
 
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njfuzzy

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Jan 7, 2004
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TomTom software for iPhone costs as much as a TomTom. TomTom mounting kit for iPhone costs MORE than a TomTom? That's NUTS!

I would buy them both, if the total price were the same, or less than, what I can get a low-end TomTom for. Otherwise, it's a ridiculous product.
 
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Spinnetti

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Apr 26, 2005
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So what's the point again? I've gotten several GPSs cheap, and one free with my last set of tires. Why would I spend more for a holder and app than an entire stand-alone device? Crazy.
 
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mack120

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Have to agree, if it included the app i MIGHT be tempted.

Uk total price is £160, a 8G iTouch is £150 over here

TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition Satellite Navigation Unit UK & ROI
Is only £150 in the uk on Amazon.


Have ben waiting for the holder to come on the market but now will look elsewhere, until at least a 50% reduction

Mack120
 
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zenoran

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Holy crap that's the most overpriced crap I've seen in a LONG time... tomtom isn't even the best app out there and lets throw another $120 for a friggin' MOUNT?

HAH. Good luck with that one.
 
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Dan--

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Jul 30, 2008
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Overpriced

The app + the kit should be about 75% of the kit only price.

Otherwise, they're just dreamin.
 
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Fastshutter

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I've found MotionX GPS to be a very capable app for $3 a month. The buttons are a little sluggish, but the driving queues have been 100% on target so far. It's hard to justify TomTom's price in comparison. Could the app really be worth sooo much more?
 
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dmw2692004

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Jun 12, 2008
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I would totally buy this if the price wasn't so rediculous. I could buy a way nicer standalone unit for the price of the mounting kit+ app.
 
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mproudfoot

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Haha, TomTom are having a laugh aren't they? After my successful USA trip with that regional version of Navigon and an inexpensive Kensington windscreen mount, I'm quite sure that when it comes times to purchase a UK Nav app, I'll stick with what I know (and can easily afford).
 
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sishaw

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Holy crap that's the most overpriced crap I've seen in a LONG time... tomtom isn't even the best app out there and lets throw another $120 for a friggin' MOUNT?

HAH. Good luck with that one.

To be fair, isn't the mount also a GPS receiver/antenna?
 
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Shuttleworth

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Dec 23, 2008
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To be fair, isn't the mount also a GPS receiver/antenna?

Yeah, but you can buy a GPS reciever/antenna, with a screen and the software (i.e a stand alone GPS unit) for less than £100. It's a pimped mount yes, but it's not £100 worth of pimping!
 
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hotrodsinner

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Jan 18, 2008
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Wondering why TomTom would make the dock compatible with all iPhones but the app only compatible with the iPhone 3G & iPhone 3Gs.

But just to confirm the app does work on an iPhone as it's working on mine and using the cellular network to determine the location.

I'll bet if I plug it into the TomTom dock it will find the GPS signal, might visit an Apple store and see if I can try it out once they are in stock.
 
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Feverish Flux

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Sep 27, 2007
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This will make a nice, pricey, tempting target for smash and grab thieves at mall parking lots.
 
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king974

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Apr 17, 2008
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The price is just too high. I got a cheaper one from eBay.


Not only is the price to high this is a dumb product.

For around the same cost you can get a dedicated GPS. That will still give you directions if your phone rings or you make a call, you get or send a text/email.

This product and price just make no sense.
 
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