TomTom has already delivered its LIVE services
to an array of its higher-end
personal navigation devices, but now the company is pushing the Google love onto less expensive siblings. Er, one
less expensive sibling. The mid-range XL 340S LIVE has just been launched, complete with Google-powered Local Search, real-time traffic information, real-time fuel prices, local weather and the company's own IQ Routes, which gets you from one point to another via the most efficient route possible. Essentially, this is simply a 4.3-inch (320 x 240 resolution) XL 340S
with connected services, and as with Garmin's latest, said services are being provided courtesy of AT&T
. Unfortunately, the $299.99 asking price only includes three months of LIVE; after that, you'll be shelling out $9.95 per month and hating every minute of it.