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Archive for August 12th, 2010

TomTom Lifetime Maps/Traffic Subscription: should I do it?

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2010/08/12

I’m considering a TomTom Lifetime Maps/Traffic Subscription on a TomTom XXL 540 World Traveler’s Edition Series.

But given section 7 “Subscriptions (for Lifetime Maps/Traffic, see subparagraphs f and g only)” of their General Terms and Conditions (see below) – especially the underlined pieces below – I’m hesitating.

I have the gut feeling the same can happen with that device that happened with my HTC Advantage X7500 PDA:
it runs TomTom 6, since TomTom 7 does not support this PDA (might have to do with the 640×480 resolution of the PDA).
Newer maps don’t run on TomTom 6, so I’m stuck with old (Europe and USA) maps.

This TomTom XXL 540 WTE system is only available in the USA (not over here in Europe), and since I’ll be speaking at DelphiLive in less than 2 weeks from now: well, you’ll get my point :-)

I can’t seem to find out if this model has 4Gb or 2Gb memory; so anyone who knows that, please place a coment.
Also the screen resolution seems to be 480 x 272 (I’m used to 640 x 480), so I will probably need to get used to that if I buy.

So: Any opinions on what you think the map support lifetime of this XXL 540 WTE navi will be? Read the rest of this entry »

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