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In recent months / years it has been reported that TomTom development is dead for Pocket PC, but it appears that isn't the case, as TomTom is expected to shortly announce TomTom 7 for Pocket PC!

Very little information is available at this point, aside from the fact that the new version will come preinstalled as a 'taster' on the HTC Diamond in some territories and, um, i've seen it - so I know it's real! :D

We'll have more info online as we get it!

P

Edit: O2 Germany have already confirmed they will ship with TomTom 7 and one included city map.

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Other tomtom related news today they got the go ahead from european commission for the take over / purchase of teleatlas so shortly they will have full control of the gps as other brands also use the teleatlas maps , will it be good news ? or the death of some competition , only time will tell :D

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TomTom NAVIGATOR 7 - confirmed

Autor: Dawid Gatti Dzień: 2008-05-07 Godzina: 18:21:09 Author: David Gatti Day: 2008-05-07 Time: 18:21:09

TomTom has confirmed to me that HTC Daimond will be sold already installed NAVIGATOR 7

Since there is a very large percentage of piracy NAVIGATORa 6, the company TomTom has decided to resign from the sale of the programme for cooperation with companies producing Pocketpc.

The situation is so severe that not even the existence of a file exe NAVIGATOR 7.

The program is permanently embedded in ROM system, it is not even able to obtain a program to the review.

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If tomtom think that embedding it into a rom will stop people getting it they are wrong if its in the rom it can come out , by stopping the release to legal owners of version 6 ( and there are alot of honest people out there ) they are asking for it to be hacked off a rom , first it was the smarphone who lost tomtom and now the older ppc phones wont be able to get the update which means no new map updates , is not a wise move on tomtoms side as this will give the competion the market , the new version of route 66 verion 8 is way better than the old tomtom is and so far had not been cracked as each map is bought and linked to the phones imei and model number so its a load of bull that tomtom i not releasing it because of hackers , if hey improved thier security within the maps then this would not be a problem as in route 66 verytime you use it it checks the imei with traffic and weather addons which require internet , which at the same time checks the map you have if its not legal its locked , if they think people will buy a new ppc just to get the latest verions of tomtom then i think they are in for a shock , plus the price of the ppc phones will be more expensive as you will have to pay for tomtom 7 if its a full version or you get a trial version like the nokia phone had , also with the differnet roms around from orange and t-mobile the question will be will the operators be prepared to pay for the tomtom addon , i think not or they will just rip off the customer even more :D

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What makes me laugh is tomtom stick their head in the ground even when people report beta leaks etc.

And now they finally realise that piracy is an issue, when everyone else knew this years ago.

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Thumper ... don't mean to be rude ... but here, have some full stops. ..................................

If they have stopped producing Navigator 7 and only including it in ROM, then it will be the end of the road for me. Pardon the pun. I shall switch across to CoPilot.

I need someone innovative who might realise that there are pirating issues, but deals with them. Someone who releases up to date maps, and listens and responds to customer queries.

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Thanks for the ...... :( its not that easy to write on a nintendo wii , back to mario kart for me and the topic for you :D

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Actually, this may convince me to archive my Treo 750v as a Sat Nav device, having bought Navigator 6, and switch to a Blackberry. The new Bold looks very nice. I've just spent a whole couple of days getting my Treo re-built (messagingapp.exe suddenly failed), only to have CamerAware fail to work (God knows why, it worked perfectly before!).

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If tomtom think that embedding it into a rom will stop people getting it they are wrong if its in the rom it can come out , by stopping the release to legal owners of version 6 ( and there are alot of honest people out there ) they are asking for it to be hacked off a rom , first it was the smarphone who lost tomtom and now the older ppc phones wont be able to get the update which means no new map updates , is not a wise move on tomtoms side as this will give the competion the market , the new version of route 66 verion 8 is way better than the old tomtom is and so far had not been cracked as each map is bought and linked to the phones imei and model number so its a load of bull that tomtom i not releasing it because of hackers , if hey improved thier security within the maps then this would not be a problem as in route 66 verytime you use it it checks the imei with traffic and weather addons which require internet , which at the same time checks the map you have if its not legal its locked , if they think people will buy a new ppc just to get the latest verions of tomtom then i think they are in for a shock , plus the price of the ppc phones will be more expensive as you will have to pay for tomtom 7 if its a full version or you get a trial version like the nokia phone had , also with the differnet roms around from orange and t-mobile the question will be will the operators be prepared to pay for the tomtom addon , i think not or they will just rip off the customer even more :D

aaaaaand, breathe.... :(

P

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IMHO

Embedding Navigator 7 in the rom is simply ASKING the hackers to break it. Like a Red Light (sorry) to a bull. It is about time they improved the security to match the competition but putting it in the rom is like using a bucket of water to put out a match. However I'm sure some hacker somewhere will find the right drill for the bottom of that bucket!

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Just got an email from TomTom saying new maps are avail today - in case anyone is interested (maps 6.75 I think)

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the new version of route 66 verion 8 is way better than the old tomtom is and so far had not been cracked

Wrong. It has been cracked and can be relatively easily found (if you know where of course :D )

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Thanks for the ...... :( its not that easy to write on a nintendo wii , back to mario kart for me and the topic for you :D

In which case, I'm rather impressed. ... and I'm glad you took my jovial nature in good humour!

PS ... I want a Wii !!

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Just got an email from TomTom saying new maps are avail today - in case anyone is interested (maps 6.75 I think)

I've had that map version since last year. I guess they are trying to drum up some business...

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I've had that map version since last year. I guess they are trying to drum up some business...

Maybe I made a mistake with the map version number.

Just looked at the email sent on 17th of May 'New maps out today'

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I've recently been using co-pilot on the touch plus on tmobile, i'm actually quiet impressed with it, you dont need to pay extra for traffic updates and seems to do everything tomtom does, why does everyone hate co-pilot so much.

Tomtom can't be so stupid to think it won't be hacked because they are embedding it in the rom, the movie industry has spent billions trying to stop piracy, and the software industry has spent the same if not more. Are tomtom just naive? They are going to kill off their market because no one is going to want to buy an "old version" of the software.

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Just looked at the email sent on 17th of May 'New maps out today'

Yup, got the same e-mail. Visited it, selected UK map and 6.75 showed up. That's what I have installed on my phone since last year.

Just had a closer look on the map version on my phone - it says v675.1409

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Wrong. It has been cracked and can be relatively easily found (if you know where of course :( )

The main application has been cracked but a world map is useless for day to day navigation , unless you are flying :D the regional maps are not yet cracked but it wont be long until its done , same goes for tomtom 7 thats on those sites allready as well fully working :o

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I've recently been using co-pilot on the touch plus on tmobile, i'm actually quiet impressed with it, you dont need to pay extra for traffic updates and seems to do everything tomtom does, why does everyone hate co-pilot so much.

Who hates CoPilot?

Certainly no one who has tried CP7!

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So what TomTom are basically saying, version 7 will only come embedded in the ROM of a phone, and not avalible as a box product from their website?

If so time to upgrade my CP6 to CP7

Kimbie

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So what TomTom are basically saying, version 7 will only come embedded in the ROM of a phone, and not avalible as a box product from their website?

If so time to upgrade my CP6 to CP7

Kimbie

Nah TomTom haven't officially said anything. But I think the general vibes coming out of TomTom are that Version 7 will be ROM only. This would be prohibitive for me too.

You've been reading my posts on PocketGPSWorld.com website!

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?...pic&t=67263

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I got the email from TomTom as well.

I have only the taster map on my kaiser.

I will soon be driving for myself (9th june is my practical driving test date)

I will want to get some full UK satnav on it.

any suggestions of what I should do next?

get/buy some tomtom maps or go for some other company?

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