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TomTom GO 910: Let Sven be your guide

The hopes of the country are resting on his expensively tailored shoulders, but do you want Mr Eriksson helping you navigate Germany's Autobahns?

The World Cup may well be your last chance to see Sven-Göran Eriksson ordering the England team around the pitch, but you can keep the memories alive by hearing his dulcet Swedish tones in your car.

Joining the stampede of technology companies capitalising on the interest in the World Cup, sat-nav company TomTom has released a free World Cup package, which lets you download navigation instructions spoken by Sven himself. The package also has information on footie points of interest in Germany and allows you to personalise your TomTom with the England flag.

If you're rushing off to the airport in the next few days and haven't got time to set it all up for yourself, online vendor GlobalPositioningSystems.co.uk is offering the latest TomTom device -- TomTom GO 910 (pictured) -- already charged and tested, with the World Cup package pre-installed.

We haven't been able to get our eager mitts on the TomTom GO 910 yet, but its vital stats look pretty impressive -- 102mm (4-inch) LCD touchscreen, 20GB hard drive (of which 8GB is taken up by maps of Europe, America and Canada), built-in MP3 player and hands-free calling capability (it acts as a hands-free car kit by connecting to your mobile using Bluetooth).

Costing £500, theTomTom 910 ain't no bargain, but it may be worth it if you're going to get plenty of use from its rich functionality. Another option, if you're on a tighter budget, is the ViaMichelin X-950, which is available for around £360 from online stores.No Sven, though. Sigh. -IM