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TomTom makes its money from navigation solutions, so it's not a huge surprise that it's not terribly fond of open source maps on a general level. It has been accused, however, of overstating the error potential in competing open source map sources as part of a blog post discrediting them.


Though released late 2009, TomTom's XXL 540 is still a current model usually priced up to $300. It's got a massive 5-inch touchscreen, 3D modes, speed camera data and IQ Routes (factors in peak hour, traffic lights, etc). While $149 seems like no brainer, the hard part might be working out if it can fit on your dash.


Drivers in The Netherlands who noticed that speed traps were a little too perfectly placed lately weren't just being paranoid; turns out local cops have had a wealth of TomTom driving data - including historical speed - at their disposal. Because TomTom sold it to them. Et tu, satnav?


GPS navigation is everywhere these days, which is what makes it such a great stocking stuffer. Here's the best way to get your Christmas shopping from point A to point B. Recalculating... Recalculating...


When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab at IFA back in September, they made a big deal about the fact it would double as a satnav out of the box using Google Maps' Navigation software. But Google doesn't offer turn by turn navigation software for Australia yet, so it's good to see that Samsung has partnered with Navigon to offer Navigon mapping on the Galaxy Tab, straight out of the box.


Here's a question for the gadget-loving truck drivers out there: How many times have you misjudged the height of your truck, crashing into the bridge above you? How many times have you forgotten to keep the truck in a low gear while descending a steep hill? Because if you'd had Garmin's nüvi 465T satnav installed, it would have helped you avoided those schoolboy errors that you've probably never actually made.