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  1. #1
    Hrvoje
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    Hi,
    All those TomToms and other software for navigation, to use them, I would
    need to buy a GPS bluetooth device? I have N80, are there any cell phones
    with this built in?





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  2. #2
    harleyglenn
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    Re: Do you need a GPS hardware add on to use navigation?


    Hrvoje wrote:
    > Hi,
    > All those TomToms and other software for navigation, to use them, I would
    > need to buy a GPS bluetooth device? I have N80, are there any cell phones
    > with this built in?


    Hiya mate!

    Yes, you'll need a bluetooth GPS receiver and probably an active
    aerial. If you buy Tomtom, you'll get a receiver in the package (for
    about 200) or you can get a copy of Tomtom off any of the P2P
    networks and buy a receiver and aerial off ebay for about 40-50 for a
    16-channel receiver up to 70-80 for a 32-channel (16-channel is OK
    for most things). Tomtom also do a 'software only' package, but I don't
    know how much it is.

    I use my N70, along with Tomtom and a 16-channel bluetooth GPS with
    active antenna on my motorbike. I've got John Cleese telling me where
    to go (litterally in some cases) and it works fine. I've also got the
    latest database of speed camera's (very usefull).

    Cheers

    Glenn




  3. #3
    Hrvoje
    Guest

    Re: Do you need a GPS hardware add on to use navigation?


    "harleyglenn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]om...

    Hrvoje wrote:
    > Hi,
    > All those TomToms and other software for navigation, to use them, I would
    > need to buy a GPS bluetooth device? I have N80, are there any cell phones
    > with this built in?


    Hiya mate!

    Yes, you'll need a bluetooth GPS receiver and probably an active
    aerial. If you buy Tomtom, you'll get a receiver in the package (for
    about 200) or you can get a copy of Tomtom off any of the P2P
    networks and buy a receiver and aerial off ebay for about 40-50 for a
    16-channel receiver up to 70-80 for a 32-channel (16-channel is OK
    for most things). Tomtom also do a 'software only' package, but I don't
    know how much it is.

    I use my N70, along with Tomtom and a 16-channel bluetooth GPS with
    active antenna on my motorbike. I've got John Cleese telling me where
    to go (litterally in some cases) and it works fine. I've also got the
    latest database of speed camera's (very usefull).

    Cheers

    Glenn

    Hm this seams more complicated than I thought. Wait what are those channels
    for? I thought you get a GPS, that has a built in antena to connect to the
    satelite and it connects to your cell to send data via bluetooth.





  4. #4
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: Do you need a GPS hardware add on to use navigation?


    "Hrvoje" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    <snip>
    > Hm this seams more complicated than I thought. Wait what are those
    > channels for?


    The latest GPS receivers have 30+ channels. Each channel is capable of
    receiving data from one satellite. As there are only 28 satelites currently
    up there, you'll be lucky to get a lock from much more than 8 at a time.
    Having said that, the newer units have far better chipsets and therefore
    better reception. If possible, go for a SIRF3 chipset.

    > I thought you get a GPS, that has a built in antena to connect to the
    > satelite and it connects to your cell to send data via bluetooth.


    Yep, that's about the size of it. You start to encounter problems if your
    car has a reflective windscreen, but the newer units are affected far less
    by this than they used to be. I use a Holox BT-321 receiver (without an
    external antenna) in a vehicle with reflective glass without any problems
    whatsoever.

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  5. #5
    **`..DKtr vh`..`-|
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    Re: Do you need a GPS hardware add on to use navigation?

    Hello, Hrvoje!

    The N80 has current bluetooth issues with all GPS software mate, so dont buy
    anything yet




    you'll need a firmware upgrade idf you are still on a phone running v3




    You wrote on Mon, 21 Aug 2006 14:34:05 +0200:

    H> Hi,
    H> All those TomToms and other software for navigation, to use them, I
    H> would need to buy a GPS bluetooth device? I have N80, are there any cell
    H> phones with this built in?


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  6. #6
    Hrvoje
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    Re: Do you need a GPS hardware add on to use navigation?


    "**`..DKtr vh`..`-|" <[email protected]> wrote in
    message news:1156286145_1[email protected]
    > Hello, Hrvoje!
    >
    > The N80 has current bluetooth issues with all GPS software mate, so dont
    > buy anything yet
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > you'll need a firmware upgrade idf you are still on a phone running v3
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > You wrote on Mon, 21 Aug 2006 14:34:05 +0200:
    >
    > H> Hi,
    > H> All those TomToms and other software for navigation, to use them, I
    > H> would need to buy a GPS bluetooth device? I have N80, are there any
    > cell
    > H> phones with this built in?
    >
    >
    > With best regards, **`..DKtr vh`..`-|. E-mail:
    > [email protected]
    >
    >
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    Yep, just got v4 few days ago. Fixes the SMS problem. And it seams more
    responsive.





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