We all knew TomTom had an Android app in the works and that eventually we would see it go live for us. I’m fairly certain a chunk of the problem with bringing it to Android sooner had to do with memory limits or processor speeds, but that is just my opinion so don’t go posting that anywhere.
The crew over at PocketGPSWorld got a little sit down time with Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director for TomTom. She had this little tidbit of information to relay to the press –
PGPS: The TomTom App has been in the top 10 in the Apple AppStore since it’s release do you have plans to launch on other platforms, in particular Android and Windows Phone?
TT: We are currently working on a version for Android this will be released soon. I cannot give you a specific date yet. For Windows Phone we are not planning to release anything.
This all sounds like great news. I personally like how she said they are not planning anything for Windows Phone. Most likely due to the over whelming number of people sporting an Android device and the lack luster numbers in the Windows Phone world. As she stated, nospecific date has been decided nor a price. I assume it could sit somewhere in the $20 to $40 range based on its competition with CoPilot Live, which comes in between $20 and $80, and is supposed to be a really amazing GPS application.
I am still not convinced TomTom will make a killing though. We have Google NAV that offers a FREE navigation solution plus others like Locus, that support full map downloads for offline viewing. Hopefully they can make this app worth the bucks for the average user. I have no doubt the TomTom fans out there will be all over picking this up though.
Any thoughts about TomTom you guys want to share? Anyone waiting impatiently for this to drop?