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Would You Pay $200 For TomTom's iPhone Car Kit?

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We've been waiting for the supposed Summer launch of TomTom's turn-by-turn iPhone app and car kit ever since we saw it at WWDC. Now one UK retailer looks to be taking pre-orders for £113.85 (about $195).

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I wouldn't take Handtec's pricing as gospel—they seem to have jumped the gun after all—but it does give some insight into what we might expect.

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The listed price is a little higher than a basic stand alone device costs, but includes the iPhone app itself, along with the GPS-boosting car accessory—complete with windscreen mount, in-car charger, speakers, and hands-free rig. And as we've mentioned in the past, it's not inconceivable that the kit will also support the iPod Touch.

Of course, it still remains to be seen if TomTom will bleed users dry with an AT&T TeleNav-style monthly subscription, or go the one off charge route that CoPilot Live took in the UK. [Handtec via Daniweb via Techmeme]

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So what happens when you receive a call while using the GPS? Or want to play your music?