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TomTom Routeplanner online

TomTom has released a beta version of its web Routeplanner

Provided  routes are based on TomTom's IQ Routes technology, which tries to suggest the fastest route, depending on the day and time, and accurate information to determine travel time. IQ Routes is based on travel data provided by more than 30 million TomTom users.

The route planner shows HD Traffic traffic messages. HD Traffic service is available in France, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. For other European countries (Belgium, Austria, Italy, Spain and Sweden) the information from TomTom PLUS Traffic maps is taken into account.

"The Route is growing faster than we expected. We are pleased that our users and good reviews have recently awarded us the 'Best Online Routenplaner' prize, " says Corinne Vigreux, managing director of TomTom." The route planner shows existing and potential customers of our products that we offer accurate route calculation which they can rely on."

The route planner is available in the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey and Hungary.


New software release from Garmin for Oregon family

Garmin has updated the software for Oregon 200, 300, 400i, 400t and 400c to version 2.94 beta. The new update contains several features and changes:

- problems with the software may be reported to [email protected]

- Added ability to see a list of points from the map when several points are at the same location

- Added ability to edit a waypoint from the waypoint review

- Improved quality of rendertime GB Discoverer maps and maps based on satellite images

- Improved Main menu

- Option to add and remove items from the menu

- Fixed: increased battery consumption and shutdowns for some of the released devices

All the problems that may occur after the update may be reported to [email protected]

After the update is performed, the first load of data may be longer than expected. After the initial collecting of GPS data, acquisition time should come back to its normal time limits.


New Products from Garmin - nüvifone and Android smartphones

According to the latest information from the website Garmin plans to introduce its own Android-based smartphones. It is also metioned that nüvifone will be introduced in the second half of 2009, at least at the Taiwanese market. "In addition to GPS PNDs, Garmin will launch Nüvifone, its first GPS-enabled handset in the Taiwan market in the second quarter of 2009, An noted. So Garmin plans to launch self-developed Android handsets in the second half of 2009, with production to be outsourced. "(

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