After rolling-out across much of the western world this weekend, TomTom's eagerly-awaited turn-by-turn navigation app for the iPhone is now available to those in the US and Canada.
That $99.99 one-off price isn't cheap considering dedicated GPS units can cost less, and here you're only paying for the software. Worse still, rival iPhone app CoPilot Live only costs $34.99, and it too provides 3D views, and spoken turn-by-turn instructions. Thankfully, neither make you pay an AT&T TeleNav-style monthly subscription.
Update: We now know the TomTom car adapter kit will work with the iPod Touch, but haven't confirmed its U.S. availability and pricing.
[TomTom Website | TomTom iTunes Link]
For iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS
Tap and go: Using iPhones innovative technology, the TomTom app lets you tap your way from A to B – putting you in touch with all the best routes. Scroll through the menu, or pinch to zoom in and out on a map using the iPhone's multi-touch display.
Go your own way: Why follow the rest See your route, your way. Simply rotate from portrait to landscape to get an easier view of the road ahead.
Meet up with friend: Find an entry in your iPhone contacts list, and the TomTom app will find the way there. It's that simple.
Find a place to eat: Thinking of stopping for lunch on the way? Choose a restaurant, call to reserve your table, then find your way there-the TomTom app does it all.
The smartest routes: Is the shortest route really the fastest? TomTom IQ Routes will always calculate the smartest, most efficient route-saving you time, fuel and money. Only IQ Routes uses the driving experiences of millions of drivers to work out your route based on actual road speed date.
The world at your fingertips: Always be prepared for what's around the corner. The TomTom app comes with an up-to-date, detailed map-and you can add worldwide locations to suit you.
You can also make the most of your navigation experience with the TomTom car kit for iPhone. Check it on iphone.tomtom.com.
Map coverage statistics:
Detailed map seamlessely covers in the US and Canada with IQ Routes data for faster routing.
Countries fully covered (99.9%): the US (all states including Hawaii and Alaska) and Canada (all provinces) and Puerto Rico.
Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.