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TomTom Intros Its 1st 5-Inch PNDs

TomTom announced its first portable GPS devices with 5-inch screens.

The new TomTom XXL 530S and XXL 540S offer full maps of the U.S. and Canada and TomTom’s map-share technology to allow users to update maps. They also come with TomTom’s foldable mounting bracket and include IQ Routes that uses historic traffic information to better choose fastest routes.

The XXL 540S adds advanced lane guidance with views of the correct lane when entering complex highway junctions. It also adds preloaded maps of Mexico and has 7 million points of interest. It comes in a black finish.

The 530S and 540S will ship in October at suggested retail prices of $279 and $299, respectively.

TomTom rival Garmin already offers two personal navigation devices with 5-inch screens each at suggested prices of $499.