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November 02, 2005 09:01 ET

Tiger Telematics' Gizmondo™ Maps Upgrade Path in Ford Motor Company Dealerships; Ford Motor Company Dealers to Stock Gizmondo and Gizmondo Navigator in up to 714 UK Showrooms

LONDON--(CCNMatthews - Nov 2, 2005) -

Gizmondo Europe Ltd subsidiaries of Jacksonville, Florida-based Tiger Telematics Inc (OTC:TGTL) today announced a deal to supply Ford Motor Company Ltd with the new Gizmondo Navigator 2006 satellite navigation package,

The complete turn-by-turn, GPS-enabled satellite navigation package includes everything today's drivers could wish for; clear and easy to use instructions, voice directions, re-routing around jams, a choice of 2D or 3D mapping on the Gizmondo's razor-sharp 2.8" TFT screen, and an extensive feature set powered by CoPilot™.

As well as Gizmondo Navigator 2006 (UK Edition) software, car cradle and charger, the package also includes a Smart ADDs-enabled Gizmondo, which can play next-generation handheld games, send and receive picture and text messages, play MP3 music and MPEG4 movies, take digital photos, and can provide a host of location-based services via the powerful built in GPS hardware.

The special Gizmondo Navigator 2006 package can be ordered from Ford dealerships across the UK for GBP 244.95 from 31st October. It can be added in minutes to any car or commercial vehicle in the Ford range. For more details on Ford Motor Company Ltd and its dealerships, visit www.ford.co.uk. Additional information on Gizmondo Navigator 2006 can be found on the Gizmondo website at www.gizmondo.com.

Steve Carroll, Managing Director, Gizmondo Europe Ltd says: "We're extremely pleased to be supplying Ford with Gizmondo Navigator 2006. The special package is superbly positioned for those accessorising new car purchases as well as anyone looking for competitively priced satellite navigation." He continued, "The added bonus for Ford customers and their families is the endless entertainment possibilities presented by the uniquely featured Gizmondo hardware."

Gizmondo is powered by Microsoft Windows CE advanced real-time operating system, boasting a 2.8-inch TFT colour screen with a Samsung ARM9 400Mhz processor and incorporates the GoForce 3D 4500 NVIDIA graphics accelerator. It provides cutting-edge gaming, multimedia messaging, an MP3 music player, Mpeg4 movie playing capability, a digital camera and a GPRS network link to allow wide-area network gaming. Additionally, it contains a GPS chip for location-based services, is equipped with Bluetooth for use in multi-player gaming and accepts SD and MMC card accessories.

'Gizmondo', 'Smart Adds', 'Gizmondo Games' and the 'Gizmondo' logos and devices are trademarks of Gizmondo Europe Limited. All rights reserved. All third party trademarks and/or copyright material are the property of their respective owners.

Except for historical matters contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking and are made pursuant to the safe harbour provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect Tiger Telematics, Inc. and its subsidiary businesses and prospects and cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ are Tiger Telematics Inc.'s operating history; competition; low barriers to entry; reliance on strategic relationships; rapid technological changes; inability to complete transactions on favourable terms; the schedule and sell-through for new software release; consumer demand for video game hardware and software; the timing of the introduction of new generation competitive hardware systems, pricing changes by key vendors for hardware and software and the timing of any such changes, and the adequacy of supplies of new software product and those risks discussed in the Company's filings with the SEC.

In light of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements, these statements should not be regarded as a representation by Tiger Telematics, Inc. or any other person that the projected results, objectives or plans will be achieved. Tiger Telematics, Inc. undertakes no obligation to revise or update the forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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