updated 11:35 pm EDT, Sun August 16, 2009
TomTom app ships in NZ
The TomTom iPhone application has been made available from both the New Zealand and Australian App Stores, according to iPhoneclub. The app offers four separate maps for purchase: U.S. and Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Despite the software release in both New Zealand and Austraia, the app has not been made available elsewhere and no firm release date has been announced by TomTom.
The program boasts the use of iPhone OS 3.0's compass capabilities to provide users with progressive directions to their destinations and features voice directions. The software additionally works in both landscape and portrait mode and includes nation-specific and international maps.
TomTom is also planning to release an accessory kit to complement the app, providing users with a car dashboard mount that plugs into the iPhone and boosts the device's GPS reception. The accessory kit will be one of the first that utilizes iPhone 3.0's external hardware capabilities.