Widget UK Demonstrates the New Tomtom GO at Technology Retail Show

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Hands-free functionality, connectivity and improved map coverage on stand TR 889

Widget UK Ltd, a leading supplier of mobile technology and accessories, is pleased to announce it will be showing the new range of award-winning TomTom GO all-in-one navigation devices on stand TR 889 at the Technology Retailer Show in on April 12th and 13th

The three members of the Tomtom Go family that Widget will be distributing include:

· Tomtom GO 700 is TomTom's full-featured, top of the line all-in-one navigation device.

It has a high capacity internal hard disk that comes pre-installed with full, street level maps for Western and Eastern Europe. As a result, driving door-to-door across Europe is now completely seamless. The Tomtom GO 700 gives users door-to-door spoken and on-screen instructions anywhere from Lisbon to London, from Brussels to Bratislava. In addition, a handy remote control comes standard with the GO 700. Ergonomically designed for maximum driver and passenger comfort, the remote control can now be used when driving to ensure drivers' eyes are kept firmly on the road.

· Tomtom GO 500:

The Tomtom GO 500 is a mid-range offering that ships complete with pre installed detailed maps of the user’s country of choice, all connected to a Major Roads of Europe map pre-loaded on to a Secure Digital card. Users can travel door-to-door across the entire country and can seamlessly find their way to any town across Europe using the popular Major Roads of Europe map.

In addition, the Tomtom GO 500 has the same hands-free functionality as the TomTom GO 700 via Bluetooth-enabled phones. A remote control can be purchased separately for the TomTom GO 500 and this system is ready for TomTom plus services through a suitable Bluetooth enabled mobile phone.

· Tomtom GO 300

Completing the new GO range is the affordable TomTom GO 300. The TomTom GO 300 features all of the great navigation features of the award-winning Tomtom GO line-up at an entry-level price. The TomTom GO 300 provides the latest street-level map of the user’s country, including details for each town and city. Additionally, it is ready for TomTom Plus services through a suitable Bluetooth enabled mobile phone.

The 500 and 700 products route calls automatically from your mobile phone through the integrated speaker and microphone with professional sound quality, while the screen continues to show you where to go. You can make calls in the same way, and you can even access your mobile's phonebook through the GO.

"The TomTom GO range offers enormous opportunities for UK retailers,” said Mark Needham, Managing Director of Widget UK. "No other family of navigation systems delivers so much performance and so many cutting edge features at the price points that TomTom offers.”

Improved Software:

TomTom’s hardware is just the beginning of this success story. Building on the features that made the original TomTom GO so popular, these new systems ship complete with improved and expanded software but remain as easy to use as ever. New features include:

  • Itinerary planning to allow multiple stops on a journey
  • Location finding using full postal codes in The Netherlands and Great Britain
  • New routing calculation options (fastest route, shortest route, avoid toll roads)
  • Updated and improved fully connected maps. Allows cross- border planning from and to nearly all streets in Europe and the United States
  • Over 50 new voices and 18 new languages including Polish, Czech, Turkish, Serbian, Croatian, Australian, Greek and Russian
  • Automatic adjustment in volume of voice instructions based on changes in car speed
  • A demonstration view that lets users test and review a trip before starting to drive
  • Millions of points of interest including parking, petrol stations, hotels and restaurants with an optional automatic alert as the user approaches one

Widget To Distribute TomTom Across The United Kingdom

The TomTom GO family of products will be available in early April and May from Widget’s distribution division with retail prices starting at approximately £369.99 for the GO 300 through to £549.99 for the GO 700 (VAT included).

Retailers and dealers are advised to please call 0870 755 3300 for further information on ordering these new systems directly from Widget, or can visit http://www.widget.co.uk

“Market research has shown that TomTom is the undisputed market leader in the European GPS market,” said Mark Needham. “We look forward to working closely with dynamic retailers across the United Kingdom in developing this exciting product line over the coming months.”

TomTom GO. For more information, please visit http://www.tomtomgo.com.

About Widget UK Ltd

Widget UK is a leading supplier and distributor of mobile computing devices and accessories. Its portfolio includes Palm and Pocket PCs, PDA based satellite navigation, portable scanning devices and mobile accessories. Widget UK and its well-informed staff represent innovative manufacturers who want to bring their products to the UK and Western Europe.

Specific products that Widget distributes include the TomTom GO family, Unibrain’s iZak Portable Multimedia Centre, Corex CardScan, and Think Outside Stowaway keyboards. Please visit http://www.widget.co.uk to see Widget’s complete selection of products.

For more information:

Mark Needham

Managing Director

Widget UK Ltd.

Unit 4, IO Centre

Arlington Business Park, Gunnels Wood Road

Stevenage SG1 2BD UK

Tel Direct: 0870 755 3323

Email: mark.needham@widget.co.uk

For sales enquiries please call 0845 055 0005

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