For a limited time TomTom has released a US-only version of its GPS navigation iPhone application for $49.99. Normally the application includes US and Canadian maps for double the price ($99.99).
The separate car kit accessory dock is available for $119.95 and includes an external speaker and built-in GPS. The car kit also charges the iPhone when docked using the car 12 VDC cigarette lighter adaptor.
TomTom U.S.A. includes the lower 48 states, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. The app will only be priced at $49.99 for an introductory period ending December 28th. No word on future pricing.
TomTom has not released a Canada-only navigation application. With Magellan, Google and others fighting for consumers in the iPhone turn-by-turn navigation market, TomTom is probably feeling the pressure of increased competition.With any luck, as more options enter the iPhone GPS marketplace, prices will drop across the board and the quality of turn-by-turn navigation applications will increase.