18 June 2010


Dora and Spongebob help TomTom users

18 June 2010 - TomTom announces that the official voices of Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants are now available for users of TomTom devices. TomTom portable navigation devices guide drivers with audible, turn-by-turn instructions and 3D maps that work right out of the box. Users can download voices of their favorite characters voices from TomTom HOME. Voices of Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants are available for download immediately for £7.95 each.

The new voices incorporate dialogue from the Nickelodeon show characters with TomTom device voice commands to help safely and efficiently guide TomTom users to their destinations. Dora the Explorer delivers navigation instructions for the eager explorer, such as, "We need to exit left ahead. ¡Vámonos! We're getting closer!" and "Adventures are better with an explorer like you".

SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends add humor to the navigation commentary with such comments as, 'Hey, I don't have a license to drive. So is it illegal when I drive Mr.Krabscrazy?' and 'Exit ahead. Hey, we're cruisin' in a car! I've only cruised in a boat before!'

"Working with Spot It Out and Nickelodeon enables TomTom to expand the range we can deliver to drivers so that drivers can personalise their devices with an array of fun personalities", said Tom Murray, senior vice president of market development. The voices of Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants arrive just in time for TomTom users to enjoy during their summer adventures, from camp carpools to vacations – and keep the whole family entertained along the way".

In addition to enjoying the character voices, drivers can begin every journey with their favourite character on their start-up screen. Images of Dorathe Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants are available for download free of charge.