TomTom announces new ONE and XL range

TomTom has announced a complete from-scratch redesign of the TomTom ONE and XL models of their popular navigation devices.

The new devices are ultra-compact with an innovative EasyPort mount that stays on the device and folds virtually flat for easy stowing - in a pocket or handbag.

Both systems have been designed to be slimmer and feature an entirely new audio system to make navigation commands even clearer.

The TomTom ONE features a 3.5-inch touchscreen, while the XL is a 4.3-inch display.

The devices take their heritage from their predecessors with the claim of making them even more user-friendly, including Map Share technology so maps are always up to date, through the TomTom HOME offering.

Prices for the TomTom ONE are £149.99 for UK/Ireland maps, or £169.99 for 22 European maps; the TomTom ONE Traffic version will be £179.99 and £199.99 respectively.

TomTom XL will be £179.99 for UK/Ireland, or £199.99 for the 22 European countries. The TomTom XL Traffic will be £209.99 and £229.99 respectively.

Technical specifications: TomTom ONE

* High quality 3.5 inch colour TFT LCD anti-glare touch screen, 4:3 format, QVGA, 320 x 240 pixels, 64k colours
* Dimensions: 92 x 78 x 25mm
* Weight: 148 grams
* High sensitivity GPS chipset
* Pre-installed maps on internal memory
* Connectivity: mini-USB, RDS-TMC (via mini-USB)
* Internal Lithium-ion battery (up to 3 hours operation)
* Compatibility: Windows and Mac OS X 10.3 and above
* Car speed linked volume
* Enhanced TomTom speaker system
* EasyPort mount
* QuickGPSfix
* Automatic day/night mode
* Password protection
* Compatibility with TomTom HOME.

Technical specifications: TomTom XL

* High quality 4.3 inch colour TFT LCD anti-glare touch screen, widescreen 16:9 format, WQVGA, 480 x 272 pixels, 64k colours
* Dimensions: 118 x 83 x 25mm
* Weight: 186 grams
* High sensitivity GPS chipset
* Pre-installed maps on internal memory
* Connectivity: mini-USB, RDS-TMC (via mini-USB)
* Internal Lithium-ion battery (up to 3 hours operation)
* Compatibility: Windows and Mac OS X 10.3 and above
* Car speed linked volume
* Enhanced TomTom speaker system
* EasyPort mount
* QuickGPSfix
* Automatic day/night mode
* Password protection
* Compatibility with TomTom HOME.

Optional accessories available for the TomTom ONE and XL are:

* RDS-TMC traffic receiver: for receiving traffic updates
* USB home charger: to charge a TomTom device at home and when travelling
* USB car charger
* TomTom Sleeves: a quick way to protect against dirt, dust and scratches (with belt hook for portability)
* Carry case & strap in a variety of colours: for maximum protection from bumps and scratches
* Leather carry case & strap: to protect your TomTom device in style
* Travel case: to protect and carry the device with its accessories
* Mount kit: for additional mounting of the device
* Safety camera scratch card: to update the TomTom safety camera database.