xGPS kinda pioneered the turn by turn navigation for the iPhone but you have to admit it was a little buggy.
TomTom’s co-founder demonstrated TomTom’s navigation software in combination with a specially designed car kit on the iPhone earlier today at the WWDC, and it looks good!
There is no cost information or release date announced yet but according to TomTom’s website, we should learn more about it in the next couple weeks:
The TomTom navigation application for iPhone will be available via the Apple iTunes App Store, following the release of Apple’s OS 3.0 operating system. Details regarding pricing and availability for both the application and the TomTom car kit for iPhone will be made available in advance of the products’ launch later this summer.
As Engadget puts it:
We can’t imagine this being cheap. You think TomTom wants a $19 app undercutting its $300 navigation systems? Doubtful.
Apparently, you’ll be able to get a special car kit with it.