Navigation Device offers text-to-speech technology.

Press Release Summary:

With TomTom ONE XL-S, street names and places can be read aloud as part of spoken navigation instructions. TomTom Map Share(TM) enables users to instantly improve maps, respond in real-time to changes in road network, and correct maps on device automatically. Help Me! menu includes information about nearest car repair service center, police station, or hospital, and allows users to locate or call closest emergency service provider no matter where they are.

Original Press Release:

TomTom Launches the TomTom ONE XL-S

- New model features text-to-speech for spoken street names, and Map Share(TM) technology on an extra wide screen -

CONCORD, Mass., Oct. 16 /-- TomTom, the world's largest navigation solutions provider, today reveals the TomTom ONE XL-S. The new TomTom ONE XL-S is the first product in the TomTom ONE XL range to offer text- to-speech technology, enabling street names and places to be read aloud as part of the spoken navigation instructions. The TomTom ONE XL-S also offers the exclusive TomTom Map Share(TM) technology and unique 'HELP ME!' features on a 4.3 inch screen.

TomTom Map Share(TM) is a proprietary map improvement technology that enables users to easily and instantly improve maps. Via TomTom HOME, TomTom's free desktop software application, Map Share(TM) users can share map improvements made by the community of Map Share(TM) users -- so that they always have the most up-to-date maps available in the industry. Map Share(TM) users can also respond in real time to changes in the road network and, with just a few simple taps on their screen, can correct the maps on their device accordingly.

The extensive 'Help Me!' menu includes information about the nearest car repair service center, police station, or hospital, and allows users to either locate or call the closest emergency service provider no matter where they are. It also allows users to quickly identify their exact location, so that they can provide this information to emergency assistance providers and receive help more quickly.

"The TomTom ONE XL-S brings two great technologies, text-to-speech for spoken instructions and TomTom Map Share(TM) for the most up-to-date maps, to our ONE XL platform," said TomTom Inc president Jocelyn Vigreux. "The TomTom ONE XL-S complements our portfolio and gives our customers even more products to choose from."

Pricing and Availability
TomTom ONE XL-S will be available starting at the end of October for $399.95 at major retailers across the US and Canada.

TomTom Product Portfolio

TomTom offers a wide range of portable navigation devices to suit every driver's need. These include:

Product           Key Features                      Price

TomTom GO -TomTom Map Share(TM) $599.95/$699.95
920/920T -'HELP ME!' safety feature
-Voice-prompted address
-Spoken street names
-RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver
with one year traffic
subscription (920T only)
-Enhanced Positioning
-Maps of US, Canada and
Western/Eastern Europe

TomTom GO 720 -TomTom Map Share(TM) $499.95
-'Help Me' safety feature
-Spoken street names
-4.3 inch touchscreen
-Hands-free calling
-Traffic ready for real-
time traffic via TomTom
Traffic or RDS-TMC

TomTom ONE -Spoken street names $399.95
XL-S -TomTom Map Share(TM)
-'Help Me' safety feature
-4.3 inch, extra-wide
-PLUS services
-Traffic ready for real-
time traffic via TomTom
Traffic or RDS-TMC

TomTom ONE XL -4.3 inch, extra-wide $349.95
-Maps of US and Canada
-PLUS services
-Traffic ready for real-
time traffic via TomTom
Traffic or RDS-TMC

TomTom ONE 3rd -TomTom Map Share(TM) $249.95
Edition -HELP ME features
-Pocket-sized design
-Traffic Ready (RDS-TMC

TomTom RIDER -Motorcycle GPS $699.95
2nd Edition

About TomTom
TomTom NV is the world's largest navigation solutions provider. TomTom's products are developed with an emphasis on innovation, quality, ease of use, safety and value. TomTom's products include all-in-one navigation devices which enable customers to navigate right out of the box; these are the award- winning TomTom GO family, the TomTom ONE XL and TomTom ONE ranges and the TomTom RIDER. Additionally, independent research proves that TomTom products have a significant positive effect on driving and road safety. TomTom offers a portfolio of content and services for TomTom's navigation products, which are easily available through TomTom HOME. TomTom also provides navigation software products that integrate with third party devices; the TomTom NAVIGATOR software for PDAs and smartphones. TomTom WORK combines industry leading communication and smart navigation technology with leading edge tracking and tracing expertise. TomTom's products are sold through a network of leading retailers in 30 countries and online. TomTom was founded in 1991 in Amsterdam and has offices in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. TomTom is listed at Euronext, Amsterdam Stock Exchange in The Netherlands. For more information, go to

CONTACT: Karen CK Drake of TomTom Inc., +1-978-405-1688,

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