– TomTom confirmed it has delayed the launch of an iPhone GPS
kit that will enhance its iPhone GPS app until October.
A spokesman said the company has “decided to take some extra
weeks in order to deliver the highest quality on this innovative product. So
the car kit will become available for purchase this October on www.tomtom.com/www.tomtom.com.”
Originally due this
summer, the car kit will include its own GPS receiver to improve GPS reception,
making the iPhone more closely match the GPS power of a personal navigation
TomTom marketing development VP Tom Murray said the kit will improve
reception in urban canyons or heavily forested areas and enable quicker
It will also charge the iPhone and provide a mounting kit for the
iPhone on the dash or windshield that works in portrait or landscape mode.
Other car kit features include a speaker and microphone for louder voice directions
and for Bluetooth hands-free calling. The kit will have a 1/8th-inch jack to
plug the iPhone into a car stereo’s auxiliary input, so sound can play through
the car speakers.