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TomTom Updates iPhone App

11/12/2009 12:54:16 PM Eastern

Concord, Mass. - TomTom
added several new features to its $99 GPS app for the iPhone through a free
update that is pending approval by Apple.

The TomTom U.S. & Canada GPS app on the App Store will add
text-to-speech pronunciation of street names and offer lane guidance. It will also
add improved iPod player control while the TomTom app is running, including the
ability to pause music and advance songs. 

The app also has a "help menu" for access to emergency numbers
and directions to the nearest emergency services.

Users also get a free map update and a free update for safety-camera
locations.

TomTom stated it is committed to the long-term development of its
iPhone app, according to Benoit Simeray, onboard mobile senior VP, who added
that users may expect continued free updates.