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    Default This tomtom app coming soon

    This app looks like quality stuff, if the price is right. BUT will it just turn itself off when you lose signal on your phone. So will you end up with no signal AND lost or is there something im missing.

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    It would be a really good feature for it to download all the directions as soon as you tell it where you're going, but I can not be certain if that's what TomTom intends to do. It would be best to directly ask this to the TomTom developer account once the App is released in the AppStore.

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    > This app looks like quality stuff,

    what app, got a link?

    > BUT will it just turn itself off when you lose signal on your phone

    I think it will lose the ability to refresh the map, but I think the gps blue dot will still work..

    Using google map on iPhone 3G, IF you have reception at the beginning of your route, you can watch the magic blue GPS dot, move accross the already drawn map, even when you have no edge internet and no voice bars during a later part of the drive..

    but correct, when you have no phone service, you cannot map a route in the first place, and you cannot refresh the map when you zoom or pan

    just pointing out that the blue GPS dot works even when there is no phone reception.. but it will flash on a blank map screen unless you have previously had enough phone reception to draw the map layer
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    Tomtom has always previously used preloaded maps and I can't imagine them changing this model (this way they can charge for updates). No signal will be required, except maybe for traffic reports, instead you will have to donate a couple of hundred Mb of storage space for this app and it's map.

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    On their hardware devices, you pay for upgrades...

    On the iPhone, they have the option to have you pay a subscription where if you ever cancel, you simply loose the ability to continue using the Application.

    I can see TomTom going down this latter path.

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    I think the map will be downloaded and stored on the iphone. This will mean even if you lose phone reception it will continue to function unlike google maps.

    TomTom will also probably charge extra for their subscription services such as the HD traffic info, but I don't think they'll go down the route of having the whole application as a subscription service.

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    Maps will be stored on the device so a signal will be un-necessary - but CoPilot will be available about the same time and I much prefer CP on mobile devices.
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    id imagine like all other tomtom applications all map data and routing will be offline with the exception to the traffic stuff. The guy on the youtube vid said there would be a "variety of map packs to download off the apple store"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gajet View Post
    , instead you will have to donate a couple of hundred Mb of storage space for this app and it's map.
    And the rest. Their Western Europe or USA maps are both about 2gb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyd View Post
    And the rest. Their Western Europe or USA maps are both about 2gb.
    True, but with their WinMo apps you can buy parts of the states and countries in Europe, so you don't have to donate that much space. Unless you need huge maps.


 

 
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