TomTom together with HTC announced today through a Press Release that they are combining their forces in order to bring the best navigation and location services and experience to their customers on HTC smartphones.
We earlier demonstrated the new HTC Desire HD navigation software – in a beta ported over to an HTC HD2 – that comes standard on the HTC Desire HD and what was best was that all the maps were saved directly to the device or storage card, opposed to let’s say Google Maps, where you’d have to access them online via Data Connection or WiFi. HTC Locations is initially available on the new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z smartphones in Europe and Asia and will be extended to a wide variety of future smartphones and geographies.
“HTC and TomTom have worked closely to optimize these amazing capabilities on HTC smartphones through our new HTC Locations application” said John Wang, Chief Marketing Officer, HTC Corporation. Initially, maps and location content will be directly available and stored on HTC Locations application while turn-by-turn navigation will be available for purchase and download through HTC Locations or HTC Sync.