TomTom has announced yet another deal this week, this time with Acer, Inc, a Chinese hardware and telematics corporation. This multi-year deal will bring TomTom navingation and maps to Acer’s newest smartphone. Referred to as “AcerNAV” this turn-by-turn navigation application is powered by TomTom’s navigation engine NavKit and will allow consumers to download any TomTom map completely free.
From what it sounds like, the mobile application will not only get any map and navigation, but will be able to access interactive 2D and 3D views, route planning, intuitive destination entry and all kinds of cool stuff like that. I’m not really sure exactly which new Acer phone will come loaded with AcerNAV, but it’s a good bet that there will be more than one.
The press release stated that initial rollout is planned for the fourth quarter of 2014 in Europe. A schedule for US release wasn’t stated, unfortunately.