According to Yann Lafargue, PR for TomTom, the much anticipated TomTom iPhone cradle will do more than just keep your iPhone’s battery topped off. Its GPS enhancing abilities seem to take advantage of the dock connector on not just the iPhone, but also the iPod touch to enhance (or to add support for) GPS.
Here’s what the translation had to say…
Does it work with iPod Touch?
Yes, I confirm and it will work with an iPod Touch or other competing browsers.
And that’s not the whole story, either. The cradle will be capable of enhancing other apps as well, meaning you could potentially buy the cradle from TomTom to use it with Navigon’s GPS app for the iPhone or iPod touch. Whether that will actually happen is another story, but the mere idea that it could happen is fun to think about. I guess TomTom realizes they have some real potential in their iPhone cradle and don’t want to limit those sales to just their app. Now, how much is this going to cost? How much would you pay? Would you rather use it with the TomTom app or something else like Navigon’s app?