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TomTom GO 1000 arrives on the sceneBy Johan Keyter 18 November 2010 | Categories: news
TomTom today announced the availability of its new high-end GO 1000 LIVE GPS device, armed with a slew of advanced features, super-fast routing and an “intelligent” screen.
The device will be the first in the TomTom stable to feature a capacitive Fluid Touch screen which will enable drivers to pinch to zoom in and out of maps, or scroll through menus with the tips of their fingers.
The GO 1000 also introduces a new mount design which will hopefully spell an end to GPS's tumbling down from the windshield. The new Easy Click magnetic mount requires drivers to simply hold their GO device against the mount and it will glide into place thanks to the good old power of magnetism.
The device also features a more powerful processor for faster route calculation and includes IQ Routes which uses real speed data to calculate accurate travel and arrival times. The device also comes with updated maps of Southern Africa and features the award-winning TomTom HD Traffic functionality for real-time congestion updates.
The TomTom LIVE services bundle offered with the device also includes TomTom Speed Camera warnings, Local Search with Google and five-day weather forecasts.
“The brand new GO 1000 range is the future of driving”, says Joost Jetten, vice president, sales Sub Saharan Africa. “From the finger-friendly touch screen and slick magnetic mount to speedier route calculation and our richest maps yet, these super satnav devices will get drivers to their destination faster, safer and smarter than ever before.”
The TomTom GO 1000 LIVE, including one year of free LIVE services, is available from retail stores nationwide for a recommended retail price of R3999. LIVE service subscription renewals are charged at R499 per year.
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