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TomTom launches Apple iPhone application

TomTom satnav available on the iPhone 3G and 3GS

TomTom iPhone application

TomTom has launched a sat nav application, bringing TomTom turn-by-turn navigation to the Apple iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS.

The TomTom app launched today, with Western European maps costing £79.99 and UK and Ireland maps costing £59.99.

TomTom iPhone app

Corinne Vigreux, managing director at TomTom, said: ‘As the world’s leading provider of navigation solutions and digital maps, TomTom is the most natural fit for an advanced navigation application on the iPhone’.

Key features of the application, which can be bought and downloaded from , include an extensive safety camera database, and TomTom’s IQ Routes, which the company describes as being able to get drivers to their destinations faster up to 35% of the time by analysing historical travel times of other drivers.

Available on the iPod Touch shortly

The TomTom iPhone application is currently compatible with the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS, however, it is also expected to be available for the Apple iPod Touch shortly.

George Marshall-Thornhill, Which car expert, said: ‘Integrating sat nav into the iPhone is an obvious step forward, but drivers will need to remember not to use the iPhone’s controls while in motion. They’ll also need some sort of windscreen mount, such as those made by iPhone accessory maker Griffin, to keep the iPhone in their eye line and stop it from sliding about on the dashboard.’

Satnav reviews

Which? shall be looking at the TomTom iPhone application in more detail over the coming weeks, and comparing it to other satnavs and satnav applications from Navigon and Co-Pilot.

For help choosing the best satnav, check out our in-depth satnav reviews. 

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