Early mapping software included En Route, Citymaps and Routeplanner. The company released its first navigator product, Tom Tom Navigator, in 2002, for Windows CE-powered PDAs, bundled with car cradle and GPS receiver.
Tom Tom was originally named Palmtop Software, founded by Peter-Frans Pauwels, Pieter Geelen, Harold Goddijn and Corinne Vigreux.
In 2008, Tom Tom acquired Tele Atlas, a digital map maker, for €2.9 billion.
All new GO-models supported Bluetooth, in order to connect to a mobile phone for Tom Tom Plus.
The 500 and 700 added hands-free calling, a faster CPU and expanded mapping and storage.
Aside from the larger screen, this added support for an RDS-TMC receiver to the existing ONE.