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TomTom navigation coming to Acer smartphones

TomTom navigation coming to Acer smartphones

Navigation and mapping specialist TomTom has agreed a multi-year deal with technology manufacturer Acer.

It’s powering a new navigation application called ‘AcerNAV’ that’ll be available on Acer smartphones.

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RIM starts using TomTom traffic for BlackBerry apps

In-car navigation provider TomTom has announced that Research In Motion is using TomTom’s data for its BlackBerry Traffic, BlackBerry Maps and BlackBerry Locate services. It means that the BlackBerry Traffic application now offers real-time road information from TomTom HD Traffic.

In addition, developers can include TomTom mapping and traffic information in their own apps.

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TomTom signs deal with Samsung to put maps on bada smartphone

Navigation business TomTom has signed a deal with Samsung that’ll see TomTom maps and location content used on the Wave 3 bada-powered smartphone.

The agreement will give Samsung access to TomTom’s global maps and premium location content, including map coverage for over 200 countries.

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TomTom bringing local search to smartphones

Location and navigation company TomTom is putting its local search service on portable navigation devices, iPhones and Android smartphones from this summer.

TomTom Places combines the company's business listing and POI database with its maps, helping people to find the type of business they're looking for.

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Why the Sat-Nav Application Model is Broken

James Rosewell writes:

Most Sat-Nav applications are now obtained via the Application Store used on the mobile phone. Navigon have gone so far as to remove access to their application via any other route. Application Stores are now the only choice. This move to a platform-specific sales model is a massive mistake.

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