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TomTom sign-up Billy Connolly to give you direction

Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 16 Apr 2010

pocketgpsworld.comTomTom have signed Billy Connolly to provide recorded voice guidance instructions on your TomTom satnav.

Adding to a long least of real celeb voices including Snopp Dog, John Cleese and Homer Simpson, the voice is a novelty item and costs 8.99 to download.

Although his natural style has been toned down for the family friendly satnav, he'll still have a go if you don't follow his navigation instructions. "Make a U turn. None of this would have been necessary had you been listening a minute ago", or "U turn ahead. I'll be here when you get back".

Billy Connolly can be downloaded from today for 8.99. Visit www.tomtom.com/billyconnolly to hear samples of the voice.

Posted by Darren on Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:51 am Reply with quote

I'm a BC fan and I'll admit I didn't expect great things of this given he can't swear but the samples suggest it might actually be quite fun for a short while!

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Posted by spook51 on Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:56 am Reply with quote

No swearing, no dirty bits... without them it's not the genuine Big Yin.

Posted by Privateer on Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:55 pm Reply with quote

The trouble with all celebrity voices is that you lose the TTS facility.

Now if you could get Billy Connolly as a TTS voice then that might be worthwhile!


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Posted by Guivre46 on Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:53 pm Reply with quote

Not my favourite performer. Irritates me that he has to crease up at his own joke before telling the rest of us. Celebrity TTS is a very good idea though.

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Posted by john877 on Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:28 pm Reply with quote

I am sure Billy Connolly will enjoy getting the sassenachs lost because of Tomtom Mapping errors

Posted by Darren on Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:53 pm Reply with quote

Celebrity TTS is a long way off, it's a computerised voice after all rather than a real person.

As these are surely only novelty items I guess it doesn't make a great deal of difference though, some people prefer not to use TTS, some people don't have TTS as an option either.

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Posted by mcwarre on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:39 pm Reply with quote

8.99 is taking the Michael a bit isn't it????

That's at least 8 cans of Special Brew Twisted Evil

Or 1/3 the price of the full UK & Ireland copilot 8...................

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