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August 15, 2012

TomTom: What Are We Going to Do in 2017?


AT&T (News - Alert) filed its intention for ‘End of Life’ for its 2G network by 2017. Twice has indentified the impact on Personal Navigation Devices (PND) such as Garmin (News - Alert) and TomTom, which are sort of the last devices standing. 


Garmin no longer makes PNDs and services for the market with their Smartphone Link products. However, Garmin’s still a very active device company with items such as athletics and leisure travel solutions (planes, boats etc).


TomTom (News - Alert) has an iPhone app specifically. (Note to Self: Barter TomTom DevCon5 pass to get them on the ClueTrain).


Jon Brodkin over at Ars Technica notes that this represents about 12 percent of the existing monthly subscribers.    AT&T cites the need to make the migration for them to free up the spectrum and to service the migration to LTE (News - Alert)/HSPA. On the surface this looks like an easy transition; five years to move customers on two year plans sounds more than reasonable... Read More



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