10-04-2006, 06:49 PM
| | Re: Integrated GPS?
"Ric" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:RJNUg.713$Og4.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> I'm waiting for that killer app. I've been switching back and forth
> between a Moto MPX 220 and a Treo 650 for some time now because I like
> the Smartphone OS and PDA functionality. I'm looking forward to upgrading
> the hardware soon, but nothing out there is very inspiring...just a lot of
> the same old. My ideal phone would be a flip style smartphone with some
> limited PDA functions AND integrated GPS! I know there are separate GPS
> receivers I could carry around to communicate with the Treo, but that's
> not an acceptable option. Does anyone have any hints of something coming
> down the pipe that would fit the description?
You are like me. You want something that absolutely nobody makes. heh
I've tried the GPS in my Nextel flip phone. It sucks. I don't know if it's
because Motorola makes crummy phones (which they do) or because a flip phone
isn't the ideal place for a GPS receiver. It's not something I ever plan to
I've had great luck with my Nokia bluetooth GPS. It works on my cell phone,
PDA, and laptop, it picks up signals even in my living room, and has an
external antenna connector that works with most antennas. It looks pretty,
too, though that isn't a big deal to me.
I believe the battery and/or charger is compatible with some Nokia phones,
but lack the motivation to find out, since it works so well as is.
If you need something to hold you over until your dream phone comes around,
I suggest one of these. If you shop around, you can find them for about