TomTom Car Kit Reappears in Apple's European Online Stores
TomTom's much-anticipated iPhone GPS car kit has once again appeared on a number of European Apple online stores, including the UK store. Currently scheduled to ship in 1-2 weeks, the kit is again priced at 99.95 in the UK and 99.95 Euro in other European countries. TomTom has disclosed that the kit will be priced at $119.95 in the U.S., although it is not yet listed in Apple's U.S. online store.
Unlike the earlier listings, which mistakenly listed the TomTom iPhone application as being included in the price and were quickly pulled, the new postings explicitly note that the application is not included and therefore must be purchased separately.
**Note: The TomTom app for iPhone is not included with this TomTom Car Kit. The Car Kit dock is compatible with all iPhone models, but the TomTom app only works with iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G
TomTom's car kit contains an external GPS receiver and other hardware features such as a speaker and built-in hands-free calling support and has been claimed to be compatible with the iPod touch and other GPS iPhone applications from other vendors, but Apple's product description still makes no mention of compatibility with those offerings.
The car kit had been expected to launch this summer, but was pushed back to October as of early September.