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Hawkstar
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:51 am    Post subject: TomTom advice - just buy maps! Reply with quote

I have just received this information for users of "old" PDA equipment:

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Dear Mr Hawkstar,

Thank you for your question about the availability of an upgrade from TomTom Navigator 5 to TomTom Navigator 6.

TomTom strives to always offer high quality products that keep up with the trends and demands of the market. We have taken a commercial decision to meet the fast moving PDA/mobile market by developing NAVIGATOR 6 to work with new handheld devices that have more memory and processing power to run new features, compared to the previous generation of products. The sophistication of the software advances in NAVIGATOR 6 mean that only a select group of current MOBILE and NAVIGATOR users would be able to run NAVIGATOR 6. As a result, TomTom will not be able to run a full upgrade programme for all existing MOBILE 5 and NAVIGATOR 5 devices.

Existing MOBILE 5 and NAVIGATOR 5 customers will continue to have an excellent navigation experience and they will be able to upgrade to new maps as these are made available to TomTom customers.

For users of compatible devices, NAVIGATOR 6 can be purchased from the low price of Euro 99 (this includes a pre-programmed miniSD card and adapter containing a map of their region and the major roads of Western Europe),

There are also 2 other potential products:

A pre-programmed 1GB miniSD card and adapter containing a full detailed map of Western Europe at 159,-
A DVD containing full detailed maps of Western Europe at 129,-

We hope to have answered your question
Should you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know.

Kind regards,

TomTom Customer Support Team


Does anyone know if the maps for sale on the TomTom website are worth shelling out for or do I stick with what I have?

I am running Navigator 5 on an iPAQ 2210.

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where can I get Navigator 6 for 99? All I can see on the TomTom website is the full maps of Europe package which costs 129.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: TomTom advice - just buy maps! Reply with quote

Hawkstar wrote:


I am running Navigator 5 on an iPAQ 2210.

Cheers.
Have you read this thread? There seems to be a large discrepancy between "supported" & "working"!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So does this mean there is not going to be an upgrade program for PDA users at all, irrespective of whether your device can cope with V6 or not?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hawkstar posted a quote from tomtom

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Existing MOBILE 5 and NAVIGATOR 5 customers will continue to have an excellent navigation experience and they will be able to upgrade to new maps as these are made available to TomTom customers.

Am i missing something because i was under the impression that the latest maps were not compatable with V5.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the current latest maps are not compatible. But TomTom will come out with newer maps that will be compatible with TTN5
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lbendlin wrote:
the current latest maps are not compatible. But TomTom will come out with newer maps that will be compatible with TTN5


Do you know when they plan on doing this? It must've been over a month since I first heard of their plans. Surely it would be quite simple for them to modify the maps to work on v5 - I doubt there would be major changes to the map structure (though I might be wrong).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am also a TTN5 user and my PDA (Tungsten E2 less than a year old) will not run TT6.

When will the new maps be available?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lbendlin wrote:
the current latest maps are not compatible. But TomTom will come out with newer maps that will be compatible with TTN5


are you saying tomtom will slice their statement below even more?

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Introducing a new map update program. Soon existing TomTom customers will be able to purchase the latest maps. Each map package also includes free updates to the TomTom software.


aaarrgh! :x
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a4ace wrote:
Introducing a new map update program. Soon existing TomTom customers will be able to purchase the latest maps. Each map package also includes free updates to the TomTom software.


Maybe the "free updates to the TomTom software" will be to TTN5 to make it compatible with the new maps rather than to new features which are in TTN6. That would be consistent with TT's statement of not providing an UPGRADE to TTN6 but MIGHT provide some improvement to TTN5. Question

Time will tell
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lbendlin wrote:
the current latest maps are not compatible. But TomTom will come out with newer maps that will be compatible with TTN5


Will it work in reverse? That is, can TT6 be used with TT5 maps (thinking about TT5 Europe maps I have but only use once or twice a year)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we get up-to-date maps for TT5, Whoopee! If they are free or not it will suit me just fine. My PDA will run TT6 but no thanks. TT6 can do nothing that TT5 cant (except for a few gimmicks). TT5 with new maps every so often will take some beating.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lbendlin wrote:
the current latest maps are not compatible. But TomTom will come out with newer maps that will be compatible with TTN5

do you know if they would provide a seamless map of europe for ttn5?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lbendlin - any word when the map upgrade will become avilable? I have asked this question on the TomTom support page about a month ago and have received no repsonse from them.

Thanks.
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