TomTom for Android

John Walton
Cell Phone Editor
| August 20, 2009

TomTom has apparently "implied to Pocket-lint" that they will follow up on their successful iPhone software launch with a GPS navigation app for the Android Market. A TomTom exec named Benoit Simery told Pocket-lint, "We cannot ignore such a successful platform as Android. HTC is an important partner of ours and Android is becoming increasingly important too."

This partnership was evidenced by the joint creation of the TomTom Windows Mobile application and will be reinforced by the Android app - though there's no word on when we can expect it. RIM and S60 will have to wait, though TomTom will address those platforms eventually:

"I do not question the opportunity that RIM might offer but we know that a satnav device needs to have a large touchscreen and voice commands to be able to work for turn-by-turn navigation. We come from a PDA background and we know what will work."

This news is spawning rumors of a TomTom Android phone - most likely due to Garmin's Android handset plans.

Via Pocket Lint, via Into Mobile