UPDATE: Read my hands-on review of the TomTom Start 55TM.
TomTom has announced a new product line-up for North America, breaking things down into entry-level (TomTom Start series, pictured above), mid-range (VIA series) and high-end (GO LIVE). This is the first time the Start will be offered in the US, although a model similar to the European Start, called the TomTom EASE, was introduced on this side of the pond a couple of years ago.
So we’re getting an updated entry-level device, but it will also bring new features including “access to nationwide fuel prices,” which will be delivered via TomTom Home and refreshed weekly. As you can see above, the Start series will use the simplified Easy menu, and not the new Webkit-based interface found on the VIA and GO LIVE series.
There will be a 4.3” line, with Start 45, 45M (lifetime maps) and 45TM (lifetime traffic and maps) models, and a 5” line with Start 55, 55M and 55TM models. Prices will start at $119 MSRP with availability expected this spring.
There aren’t any new VIA and GO LIVE models planned for this spring as TomTom works to simplify their lineup and eliminate confusion. Click here for the full news release.