A reseller in the U.K has leaked pricing information for Tom Tom’s upcoming iPhone car kit, and if its accurate, it will be price at around $168.
Included in the kit is the latest and greatest in Tom Tom software, the iPhone cradle which attaches to the windshield, simultaneously charges your iPhone, and also boosts GPS reception, and you of course can’t forget about the maps either. Throw in support for voice directions and hands free calling, and you’re looking at quite a potent little GPS bundle.
Users will also have the option of purchasing the Tom Tom software separately from the entire kit if they so choose, but it’s still unclear how much the app by itself is gonna cost.
$168 might seem like a lot, but a quick perusal of in-dash GPS units on Amazon shows that some GPS systems go for a heck of a lot more than $168, with some inching close to $1,000.
We should also point out that Tom Tom’s GPS kit for the iPhone won’t require a subscription like the AT&T Navigator app which charges users a $9.95 monthly fee. And lastly, there are rumors that the kit will work with the iPod Touch as well. Remember, even though the iPod Touch has no GPS, the Tom Tom cradle has its own built-in GPS unit.