TomTom & HTC Partner To Deliver Better Navigation For Phones

TomTom & HTC Partner To Deliver Better Navigation For Phones

TomTom and HTC are teaming up to deliver better navigation and locations solutions for HTC's smartphones. Under the partnership, HTC's new mapping experience known as HTC Locations will use TomTom's maps. HTC Locations will initially be available on the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z in Europe and Asia. It will come to other phones in the future. Although maps and location content will come preloaded, if you want turn-by-turn navigation, you'll have to purchase it through HTC Locations or through HTC Sync.

TomTom and HTC Unite to Deliver Best of Class Location and Navigation Experience on the Phone

AMSTERDAM & TAOYUAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TomTom, the world’s leading provider of location and navigation solutions, and HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announced they are combining strengths to deliver superb navigation and location solutions on HTC smartphones.

“This partnership with TomTom underlines HTC’s commitment to giving our customers an innovative navigation experience that is natural and provides unique enhancements for common navigation needs”

HTC Locations, HTC’s new mapping experience, comes preloaded with TomTom’s location-rich maps, resulting in a zero-wait navigation experience. HTC Locations is initially available on the new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z smartphones in Europe and Asia and will be extended to a wide variety of future smartphones and geographies.

“I am very pleased to be providing HTC customers with TomTom’s accurate location and navigation content on their phones wherever they are. The beauty of it is that the maps are preloaded and instantly available at users’ fingertips. For the first time, this makes the power of TomTom navigation content available ‘in-pocket’ for HTC smartphone users”, says Maarten van Gool, Managing Director of TomTom Licensing.

“This partnership with TomTom underlines HTC’s commitment to giving our customers an innovative navigation experience that is natural and provides unique enhancements for common navigation needs,” said John Wang, Chief Marketing Officer, HTC Corporation. “HTC and TomTom have worked closely to optimize these amazing capabilities on HTC smartphones through our new HTC Locations application.”

Maps and location content come preloaded on HTC Locations while turn-by-turn navigation can be purchased and downloaded through HTC Locations or HTC Sync.

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This would compete nicely with the Garmin Nuviphone. I wonder what kind of traffic updates the phone will come with?

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