TomTom Go Live 1000

GPS units have pretty much hit the point of “do we really care”.  But alas I bend under the pressures of mediocrity and here I am posting on the Go Live 1000 from TomTom.  This is their first GPS to offer a capacitive touchscreen, which measure 4.3-inches.  It includes a 500mhz ARM11 processor, SIM card slot (for data only), 4GB of storage, 128mb of RAM, a webKit based UI and 12 months of free TomTom Live services.  After 12-months expect to pay about €50 ($67) per year, where upon you will continue to be directed to cheap gas, eateries and other hot spots.  The HD traffic features is nice – it monitors highways and secondary roads – but considering there are many free options out there (Nokia and Google) is this feature much of a draw any more?

Expect the TomTom Go Live 1000 to hit the EU sometime this summer.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."