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Earlier this year TomTom became the first GPS manufacturer to announce the introduction of LIVE traffic services in South Africa. Now the company is extending its GPS services with the introduction of the new GO 650 LIVE in South Africa.

The company's flagship device, the GO 750 LIVE was introduced earlier this year to ground breaking success thanks to its suite of LIVE services and technology. Now its little brother, the 4.3” GO 650 LIVE is hoping to do the same.
 
As the name suggests, the device will support TomTom's LIVE services, meaning users gain access to a plethora of new congestion easing features.
 
Some of the LIVE services available on the device will be TomTom's High Definition Traffic (HD Traffic) service which is able to give drivers access to constantly updated traffic information anywhere in South Africa.
 
TomTom Speed Cams will help warn users of fixed speed cameras on the road while real-time camera reporting and sharing means drivers can keep each other notified of mobile cameras if they are nice enough to go through the trouble.
 
The 650 LIVE also sports the Google Local Search feature, also found on the GO 750 LIVE. This allows users to search Google for desired locations in their area. Searching for anything from a dentist to a sushi restaurant or a flower shop, Local Search will display all results in your area, listing the closest destinations first.
 
Drivers also have access to a five-day weather forecast, with their TomTom device automatically receiving the latest weather updates, which is a very important feature especially when driving long distances.
 
Other features on the GO 650 LIVE includes up-to-date maps of South Africa, advanced lane guidance and Bluetooth calling.
 
The TomTom GO 650 LIVE, including one year of free LIVE services will retail for R2 499. Subsequent LIVE subscription fees will cost R499 per year. The device will be available from October 2010 (that's now) and will be available from DION wired, Incredible Connection, CUM and Game stores.

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