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Core fires TomTom

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Core Peripherals has decided to cease distribution of the popular TomTom personal navigator, saying the Dutch vendor failed to meet contractual obligations. 

The company yesterday sent notice to TomTom of its decision to terminate the relationship and cease distribution  in southern Africa.
"Since inception of the relationship at the end of 2006 TomTom has continuously failed to honour its contractual obligations," says RJ van Spaandonk, Core Group's director in charge of its navigation business.
He says Core Group is disappointed that the relationship was not successful since it still believes that TomTom offers the world’s best personal navigation products and services.
However, he says the company had no choice but to terminate the relationship due to TomTom's inability to supply a competitive product range and support it with appropriate marketing activities in southern Africa.
Core Group has initiated discussions on a transition plan and will ensure warranty obligations are honoured.