IFA 2011 : No TomTom for Windows Phone 7

I dropped by to, rather big, TomTom stand at IFA 2011 trade show (such local tiny German trade show that happens to be bigger than US American CES) and there a press relations guy from TomTom company, named aptly, I am not kidding you, Tom Henkel (second on the left on the photo):

… told me what is the situation with TomTom apps:

* TomTom is not even working on TomTom for Windows Phone 7 or 7.5 or whatever because TomTom thinks that tiny market share of Windows Phone does not justify any efforts

* TomTom however is working pro-actively now on Android version of their TomTom navigation apps

* apart from TomTom for iPhone, that is extremely popular, TomTom recently have released TomTom designed especially for iPad

… so that’s it! I was trying to convince him that there are 5+ million Windows Phone 7 users and that soon Nokia will join the Windows Phone party and Nokia will start releasing Windows Phone 7.5 phones, then he said that according to him Nokia is over, Nokia has no future, so I am not convincing and I should crawl back to the cave from which I came. But he was clearly underlining 2 things: TomTom for iPad is out, TomTom for Android is under heavy development. However nobody is even moving a finger at TomTom to develop TomTom app for Windows Phone.

Sorry. Don’t kill the messenger (me).

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