TomTom Start enters Europe

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TomTom has just announced an entry-level navigation system for cars based in Europe, aptly known as the TomTom Start. This solution is meant to be the (current) ultimate, easy-to-use, smart route planner for all drivers. Boasting a simplified menu that has a 2-button user interface, you can choose from ‘Plan route’ and ‘Browse map’ – surely they’re pretty much self-explanatory there. Features include a lightweight body, a decent 3.5″ display and a semi-fixed EasyPort mount that makes it a snap to carry it with you wherever you go or place it in the glove compartment when not in use. The TomTom Start standard edition will come in black and white color choices with maps of the EU only, retailing for Є129 for a regional map and Є149 for an European map. If you want to spruce it up, you can always purchase changeable covers known as StartSkins for €14.95 per color. Image from Engadget.

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Derek Johnson Says: October 16, 2009 at 2:33 am

I’ve bought the European version but it cost me £149 and not €149 as stated above.

Some people might like it, but I’m switched off by the features that they took out either accidentally or deliberately. Mine’s going back.

1. Can’t search on UK 7-digit Postcode
2. Can’t display any Points of Interest on driving map eg Filling Stations

They are supposed to be fixing problem 1 and while they are at it they ought to consider fixing problem 2 as well!

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