Op forum over Android release die deze week komt. vooral interessant de uitspraken over Google buiten de VS en delen van Europa.
I hope they do release next week BUT I still say their pricing has to be VERY VERY close to the market average if they think they will tempt people in to using it [...]
Tomtom launched at almost double the current price on iOS, then subsequently reduced pricing. Now Tomtom sells about 100k copies of the iOS app per month. So I suspect they are going to try to launch with similar pricing on Android, and drop if sales aren't up to expectations.
What is going to be interesting is how good Google maps will be when Tomtom's contract expires. Outside of the USA and a limited few other countries, Google uses Tomtom mapping and traffic, but that contract is expiring soon. And unlike the USA, where Google took free government maps and improved upon them for their homegrown maps, most other countries do not have free maps for Google to start from. So I don't know what level of quality the "free" Google alternative will be after Tomtom's expiration. This will be a fun space to watch.
Suffice it to say that if I can get Tomtom IQroutes & HD traffic with the modem-reliability of a modern Android cell phone, it would be well worth the iOS price levels for me, and for many others in major cities around the world.
[...] Sygic uses Tomtom maps and they just began to use Tomtom HD traffic. However they haven't yet added IQroutes to the mix. Who knows? Tomtom may price on par with Sygic, but I'd still pay a premium for an IQroutes/HDtraffic combo.