Lost In Mobile

Shaun McGill

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Lost In Mobile is the continuation of PDA-247 which, under various names, provided news, reviews and commentary on the mobile world for 10 years.

I have been writing about the mobile industry, mobile products, apps and everything else in between and beyond for more than 10 years, and currently write freelance for Imagine Publishing and also undertake one-off projects upon request.

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Shaun McGill

TomTom for Android guaranteed?

TomTom has just sent out the following press release and added an image showing an Android phone. What does that say to you? On second glance, this does not guarantee anything, but I can't see TomTom making a kit for phones that it does not support with software.

London, 31 July 2012  –  TomTom today launches the TomTom Hands Free Car Kit for smartphones with the highest quality audio for loud, clear hands-free calling and navigation. The new Car Kit features an advanced noise and echocancellation system, which dramatically reduces background noise for the caller and removes ambient noise for the driver.
New mounting options make smartphone use on the move safer and more convenient.  The newly designed Car Kit has an adjustable grip to fit any smartphone with or without its cover.  An extendable microphone can be clipped to the sun visor to ensure conversations are louder and clearer.
“The new Car Kit has been designed for safety and convenience,” said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director at TomTom. “With fantastic audio quality and new mounting options, we are making it easier and safer for drivers to make calls and use navigation applications on the move.  With advanced new features, our aim is to help drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.”
The TomTom Hands Free Car Kit comes in two versions to support iPhone and micro USB compatible smartphones such as Android phones.  Two iPhones and/or smartphones can automatically pair simultaneously.  When connected via Bluetooth®, voice recognition functionality can be activated - enabling drivers to navigate and dial without taking their hands off the wheel.
A video providing an overview of TomTom Hands Free Car Kit can be found here.
Pricing and Availability
The TomTom Hands-Free Car Kit for iPhone or Smartphone is available in selected retail stores and from www.tomtom.com\smartphone  priced £79.95.

The TomTom Hands-Free Car Kit for iPhone with Western EU navigation app is priced at £129.95