Archive for August 30th, 2007

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TomTom Introduces New High-End Model: TomTom GO 920 T

The worst kept secret in the satnav world is out…

TomTom, the world’s largest portable navigation solutions provider, today revealed its new flagship model, the TomTom GO 920 T. It comes preinstalled with complete maps of Europe* and USA & Canada on the 4 GB internal memory. The GO 920 T includes the new Enhanced Positioning Technology which results in a more continuous navigation experience. An RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver to receive up-to-date traffic information is included in the box. The TomTom GO 920 T features a slim high quality design with soft-touch finish, and a new metallic colour scheme.

“The new flagship TomTom GO 920 T offers the best in satellite navigation,” says Harold Goddijn, chief executive officer at TomTom. “Pre-installed maps of multiple continents combined with innovative technologies such as the new Enhanced Positioning Technology, TomTom Map Share™ and plug & play traffic information offer outstanding quality and performance. The TomTom GO 920 T is the most advanced navigation solution on the market today.”

Most complete set of maps

The new TomTom GO 920 T offers a seamless map of 41 countries in both Western and Central Europe and the most-up-to-date maps of USA and Canada preinstalled on the 4 GB internal memory of the device. This makes the TomTom GO 920 T the personal navigation device with the most complete set of pre-installed maps available in TomTom’s entire navigation solution portfolio.

Best navigation with Enhanced Positioning Technology

TomTom’s new Enhanced Positioning Technology uses movement and gravity sensors to calculate drivers’ positions when GPS signals are unavailable. TomTom GO 920 T users will have a much more continuous navigation experience as the Enhanced Positioning Technology ensures the device continues to navigate to its destination, even in circumstances where there may not be a direct line-of-sight connection to a satellite. For example, when driving in a city with tall buildings, underpasses or bridges. In addition, the TomTom GO 920 T comes with the latest version of TomTom’s award winning software and all the features of the current TomTom GO 720 and TomTom GO 520. This includes TomTom Map Share™ Technology to make easy changes to the map and to share map corrections with other TomTom customers so that users always have the most up-to-date maps available.


An RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver to receive up-to-date traffic information is also included in the box.

Remote control

The TomTom GO 920 T comes with an improved Bluetooth™ remote control that is the same colour as the device. This way drivers can operate their device safely from anywhere in the car without having to reach to touch the screen.

Extensive set of features

TomTom GO 920 T replaces the current TomTom GO 910 and offers the best in navigation and performance. On top of all new and exclusive features that the TomTom GO 920 T includes, the model comes preinstalled with the latest navigation software and features, such as: –

Large 4.3 inch touch screen with high quality graphics, an intuitive user interface and building footprints for a better overview of drivers’ surroundings.

TomTom Map Share™ Technology: allowing users to instantly correct maps, share changes with other users, and benefit from improvements made by other users.

TomTom RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver to give users the most-up-to-date traffic information (RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver comes in the box)

Speech recognition: voice address input to easily direct drivers to millions of cities and street names; Enhanced hands-free kit with high quality sound system to allow drivers to keep their eyes firmly on the road whilst making phone calls in the car

Extensive safety features including ‘Help Me’ menu to give drivers direct access to emergency services and roadside assistance

Built-in FM Transmitter to play music and navigation instructions over the car stereo

Clear voice instructions and text-to-speech, to enable street names, places, traffic alerts and SMS messages to be read aloud as part of the spoken instructions

New smart & fun extras to personalize users’ devices, including recording your own driving instructions, view documents, exchange positions via SMS and Bluetooth™ wireless technology and select a favourite car icon on the screen

TomTom desk dock to easily charge the TomTom GO 920 T and connect to a computer and TomTom HOME, TomTom’s free software application, to access ready to use online services such as Safety Cameras, Traffic and Weather


The new TomTom GO 920 T will be available in the last quarter of 2007.

Product technical specifications

  • 4.3” widescreen 16:9 format LCD (WQVGA: 480*272 pixels)
  • CPU 400 MHz, 64MB RAM
  • 4GB internal flash memory
  • SD card socket
  • High sensitivity GPS receiver
  • Compatible with RDS-TMC traffic information receiver and TomTom’s subscription based traffic service
  • Integrated FM transmitter
  • Bluetooth™
  • Lithium-polymer battery (up to 5 hours operation)
  • Optimised integrated microphone and speaker for high quality hands-free functionality
  • Dimensions: 118 mm x 83 mm x 24 mm
  • Weight: 220 grams END
  • Posted by: Mark

    We’ll hopefully have a review device here soon, and you can always take a look at our TomTom Go 720 review as well.

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    More Parrot launches: speaker and digital photo frame

    More news from Parrot, who today launched the Parrot DS1120. The Parrot DS1120 is an amazing all-new high-fidelity set of two wireless stereo Hi-Fi speakers that work seamlessly with your mobile phone or MP3-player, delivering unrivalled sound quality in the house.

    Parrot DS1120

    Parrot DS1120

    Packed in a pure and compact design, it plays your favourite tracks from any Bluetooth® Stereo (A2DP) music source with great Hi-Fi quality.

    “The Parrot DS1120 has been designed to deliver optimal audio performance, and provides a very easy connection to a wide range of audio sources,” says Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot. “Its wireless design provides more flexibility than any traditional stereo, which makes it ideal for the home environment.”

    The Parrot DS1120 has a Class-D digital amplifier in each speaker with a total power output of 30W RMS, delivering a crystal-clear sound with the necessary punch. The bass system is cleverly hidden in the speaker stands and the three-button user interface located at the top speaker face is touch-sensitive.

    If the audio source device does not have Bluetooth technology nor support the A2DP profile, you can still play your music wirelessly by using a Bluetooth 2.0. USB Parrot dongle included with the Parrot DS1120 or in the traditional way by simply connecting your music source via an RCA auxiliary line which is also included.

    The Parrot DS1120 will be available worldwide in stores and on from October 2007 onwards and will be available for the MSRP of £139.99.

    Further to this, and the earlier news, Parrot have also unveiled its new multi-connectivity digital photo frame, the DF7220.

    Parrot DF7220

    Parrot DF7220

    The Parrot DF7220 lets you recall and share more than 300 pictures with an unrivalled ease of use in a cool and fresh design. This brand new photo frame with built-in memory has a bright 7-inch diagonal display.

    The Parrot DF7220 provides multiple digital solutions such as Bluetooth® wireless technology, a memory card slot and USB connectivity. With the Parrot DF7220 you can share the pictures of your loved ones anytime anywhere, from your mobile phone, your computer or your digital camera. Like all other Parrot products, the Parrot DF7220 photo frame is also equipped with advanced wireless networking functions, making it easy to transfer digital photos.

    “Each picture tells a different story. We want to enjoy our pictures anytime and very easily” says Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot. “The multi-connectivity of the Parrot DF7220 is a great complement to our range of wireless Photoviewers including the Parrot PHOTO VIEWER 7” and 3.5”. It offers fun and simplicity in a fresh design at a very affordable price”.

    It smart design allows you to enjoy your favourite photos, in the order you want, with customizable slide shows and an ultra-simple three button user interface. Its built-in sensors keep the image upright whether the frame is positioned vertically or horizontally.

    The Parrot DF7220 also allows for brightness adjustment and shuts off automatically when it’s dark. To fit with your interior and your style, the frame of the Parrot DF7220 is interchangeable.

    To upload pictures, simply select the Parrot DF7220 in the list of Bluetooth devices on your phone, digital camera or computer. Then select the picture you want to display and send it to the frame via Bluetooth. The picture is instantly converted to the size of the screen.

    The Parrot DF7220 will be available worldwide in stores and on from October 2007 onwards and will be available for the MSRP of £99.99.

    For more information, please visit our website

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