Written on: 06/03/2008
The TomTom Navigator has gone through many incarnations over the past few years. TomTom then decided to move everything to a core navigation engine which unfortunately has delayed the PPC release. Since then we've seen the core navigation engine on the Palm OS, GO and SmartPhone's. Recently the Pocket PC has caught up with the release of the HP Navigation Kit and now TomTom are ready to release TomTom Navigator 5.
TomTom Navigator 5 comes complete with the New TomTom Bluetooth GPS Receiver. This uses the SiRF III chipset and TomTom suggest that it should keep powered up for most of the day.
The original TomTom GPS wasn't without problems; units suffered a high failure rate and because the car cradle was suspected to be the cause it was withdrawn. The quality problems appear to have been resolved now but the Car Cradle is no longer supplied nor is it available as an option.
Lets hope the new BT GPS isn't dogged by similar problems!