TomTom iPhone Kit Delayed Until October
As much as you want the TomTom iPhone Kit, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.
According to AppleInsider, TomTom spokesman Kevin Carter has confirmed that the company’s iPhone hardware kit will not be available for its previously announced summer release deadline, though no specific reason was given. The accessory is a cradle that will interface with the iPhone and provide enhanced GPS capabilities.
“I can confirm that we have decided to take some extra weeks in order to deliver the highest quality on this innovative product,” Carter said. “So, the car kit will become available for purchase this October on www.tomtom.com.”
The official FAQ page has been updated to reflect the new release date. While the hardware is not necessary to use the software that is currently available [App Store], it will amplify the GPS signal for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Finally, the original iPhone and the iPod touch, both of which do not have a GPS receiver, will be able to use the hardware kit.
The kit will act as a basic suction cup mount for the dashboard or windshield, and will also support hands-free calling and music through the stereo system, as well as charge capabilities through the vehicle’s 12-volt port.