Looks like TomTom is really hurting from lack of sales due to consumer trending towards smartphones. Lowers guidance 2nd quarter in a row.
Even TomTom units at $40 aren't drawing much of an interest these days on deal sites.
Amazing how the smartphone has really hurt the sales of standalone PNDs.
Between smartphones and in-dash GPS systems in vehicles PND sales will no doubt continue to falter. Add to that the fact the latest/greatest PND models carry $500 price tags (i.e. Garmin Montana), and it shouldn't be a big surprise that PND sales have fallen off considerably.
If the rumors are true that Google Map's next update will allow users of their free maps to cache maps on their own navigation devices, PND sales will no doubt continue their downward spiral...
$500 for a consumer GPS device just ain't gonna fly any more, those price days are dead and gone - as far as I'm concerned anyway.
Will we be able to put google maps on our GPS's
I doubt they would allow for that. Then again, I wish standalone Android devices (not smartphones - Nook Color, other tabs and stuff) had GPS functionality.
Hell, if Google Maps allow for caching, it would make for a good excuse to just pick up a second phone to use for GPS duty - Google maps does one hell of a job, and is a lot more intuitive than my Garmin unit
We can load 3rd party maps onto the Garmins, so google maps would be OK if they made them available
[snip] .. I wish standalone Android devices (not smartphones - Nook Color, other tabs and stuff) had GPS functionality.
The Chinese have been there, done that-
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