September 11, 2002 – Pocket PC users all over Europe have benefited from the new functionality provided by combining Tele Atlas maps, Palmtop’s TomTom Navigator and Microsoft’s Pocket PC 2002 software. This solution offers turn-by-turn navigation comparable to that of integrated on-board navigation systems. It not only displays the best route on the screen, but also guides through voice instructions. If the user deviates from the suggested route, the software automatically calculates a new route. Outside the car, without the GPS receiver, TomTom Navigator can be used as an electronic map.
Tele Atlas, has offered nine maps for car navigation on pocket PC handheld computers, covering 14 European countries – Benelux, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Alps (Austria and Switzerland), Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden), Portugal and Spain.
TomTom Navigator is compatible with most Pocket PC’s, including Compaq iPaq, Casio, Hewlett Packard Jornada, O2 XDA Smartphone and Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox. The system is supplied complete with a CD-ROM containing a Tele Atlas country map, a GPS receiver, car mount and cigarette lighter style power adapter for powering the GPS receiver and Pocket PC.