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joda442
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:14 pm    Post subject: tomtom working full screen on a laptop Reply with quote

the other day i was sat in traffic and the truck next to me had a laptop on the dash board. on the laptop there appeared to be tomtom navigation running but not the smaller version you get with home. i'm guessing you'd need some sort of emulator does anyone know how to do this.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be Route Planner from within TT web site? If he had a route planned and an internet connection he could see it on the laptop.

Come to think of it now, I have seen a couple of people with laptops, or netbooks I suppose the correct name as they were about 10/12" screens running what looked like a nav system. Could it have just been Google maps?

Interesting to know.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have autoroute with a gps reciever on my laptop and it looked nothing like that. i always think tomtom has a cartoon ish quality to the display and his was very similar if you know what i mean
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Try looking at a PDA emulator. They should run a version of Tomtom that works on a PDA (v5/6/7). Have a look around the forums that deal with in-car PCs such as mp3car.com.

HTH - Andy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen an older version running on a WM5 emulator and frankly it was very disappointing. The refresh rate was extremely slow and clunky. It wouldnt display full screen either, so the visual benefits are minimal. Legal activation may also be a stumbling block on newer versions.

Software designed for the job, like Garmin Mobile PC on the other hand looks very capable.

Plenty of options at Laptop GPS World

Cant remember which but I think one company has a trial version?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Netbiik Reply with quote

I have a Samsung n120 netbook with Garmin running on it, works great with BT GPS

Edit for N120 correction
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