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TomTom Via 160

TomTom's new mid-range Via comes standard with a brushed metal finish, Bluetooth hands-free, safety camera locations and voice control.

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Derek Fung
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Derek Fung

Derek loves nothing more than punching a remote location into a GPS, queuing up some music and heading out on a long drive, so it's a good thing he's in charge of CNET Australia's Car Tech channel.

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In brief

In time for the 2010 Christmas shopping season, TomTom has unveiled its new range of mid-level GPS units and the first to bear the Via brand. Two Via models will be offered, differentiated only by their respective screen size: the Via 160 has a 4.3-inch display and the Via 180 has a 5-inch outlet to the world.

Both models feature a brushed metal bezel and the revised interface that's also seen on the new Go range. They do, however, make do with resistive touchscreens, instead of the capacitive units found on the high-end Go version.

Standard features for both Via models include the latest Whereis maps, lane guidance, junction view, Bluetooth hands-free, map correction and sharing, red light and speed camera warnings, and voice control.

Outlook

According to TomTom, the Via 160 and 180 will reach retail outlets by either the end of October or the beginning of November. Prices have yet to be announced.