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  1. #1
    Hrvoje
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    So, if I understand this, you have to have a bluetooth device to connect to
    your cell, my is N80. Why don't the build in a GPS? Especially in models
    like N80. Anyway, what about that WiFi? Don't know what it is, but I heard
    it can be used to navigate, but not sure if it can be used with maps or just
    to find coordiantions.

    Thanks





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  2. #2
    steph
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    Re: Again, GPS and cell

    well, you probably have to buy a gps-module. this communicates to your
    cellphone via bluetooth. i don't know of any module that uses wifi to
    communicate. and why is gps not biult into your mobile? probably to
    make you buy yet another gadget ... ;-)


    Hrvoje wrote:
    > So, if I understand this, you have to have a bluetooth device to connect to
    > your cell, my is N80. Why don't the build in a GPS? Especially in models
    > like N80. Anyway, what about that WiFi? Don't know what it is, but I heard
    > it can be used to navigate, but not sure if it can be used with maps or just
    > to find coordiantions.
    >
    > Thanks





  3. #3
    Hrvoje
    Guest

    Re: Again, GPS and cell


    "steph" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > well, you probably have to buy a gps-module. this communicates to your
    > cellphone via bluetooth. i don't know of any module that uses wifi to
    > communicate. and why is gps not biult into your mobile? probably to
    > make you buy yet another gadget ... ;-)
    >
    >
    > Hrvoje wrote:
    >> So, if I understand this, you have to have a bluetooth device to connect
    >> to
    >> your cell, my is N80. Why don't the build in a GPS? Especially in models
    >> like N80. Anyway, what about that WiFi? Don't know what it is, but I
    >> heard
    >> it can be used to navigate, but not sure if it can be used with maps or
    >> just
    >> to find coordiantions.
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >


    Thanks for the reply. I meant, I mean I read that WiFi is used to
    communicate with antenas and triangulate position or whatever. What is WiFi
    reall?





  4. #4
    Bill Kraski
    Guest

    Re: Again, GPS and cell

    Hrvoje wrote:

    > Thanks for the reply. I meant, I mean I read that WiFi is used to
    > communicate with antenas and triangulate position or whatever. What
    > is WiFi reall?


    Hello, again. :-) WiFi is used for wireless networking (computers,
    pdas, smartphones, etc.), either private (homes & businesses) or public
    (hotspots). Navizon (maybe some others) can use cell towers & WiFi
    hotspots as a means of tracking, when GPS is not usable (either because
    of the software version or in places like inside buildings, where GPS
    just doesn't work). Keep in mind that, in order for these hotspots &
    cell towers to be useful in Navizon, they first had to be mapped by GPS
    users of Navizon. I'm not sure if any other gps software for the N80
    will make use of WiFi or not.

    --
    Bill K



  5. #5

    Re: Again, GPS and cell

    Glad someone brought up GPS!!

    I know there's a date, the gov't is requiring all manufacturers to have
    GPS built in by this date. Does anyone know what that date is??

    Is there any way to see which phones have GPS built in? Any Nokia
    phones have it yet?

    Been thinking about it lately, my local 911 dispatch center is getting
    closed down, 'cuz they can't afford the fancy new equipment that can do
    GPS. All 911 calls will now go to the sherriff's office. Just curious
    as to how many calls they will get that will be GPS-capable.....

    Mike
    O-

    Bill Kraski wrote:
    > Hrvoje wrote:
    >
    > > Thanks for the reply. I meant, I mean I read that WiFi is used to
    > > communicate with antenas and triangulate position or whatever. What
    > > is WiFi reall?

    >
    > Hello, again. :-) WiFi is used for wireless networking (computers,
    > pdas, smartphones, etc.), either private (homes & businesses) or public
    > (hotspots). Navizon (maybe some others) can use cell towers & WiFi
    > hotspots as a means of tracking, when GPS is not usable (either because
    > of the software version or in places like inside buildings, where GPS
    > just doesn't work). Keep in mind that, in order for these hotspots &
    > cell towers to be useful in Navizon, they first had to be mapped by GPS
    > users of Navizon. I'm not sure if any other gps software for the N80
    > will make use of WiFi or not.
    >
    > --
    > Bill K





  6. #6
    Me
    Guest

    Re: Again, GPS and cell

    Actually GPS is not going to be mandatory, locating emergency calls yes.
    John Navas might have something on the dates on his web. There are many
    other location technologies that fulfil E911 requirements, many of those are
    network based, saving all the cost from the handset. Some cellular
    technologies have difficulties using anything else than GPS though.

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Glad someone brought up GPS!!
    >
    > I know there's a date, the gov't is requiring all manufacturers to have
    > GPS built in by this date. Does anyone know what that date is??
    >
    > Is there any way to see which phones have GPS built in? Any Nokia
    > phones have it yet?
    >
    > Been thinking about it lately, my local 911 dispatch center is getting
    > closed down, 'cuz they can't afford the fancy new equipment that can do
    > GPS. All 911 calls will now go to the sherriff's office. Just curious
    > as to how many calls they will get that will be GPS-capable.....
    >
    > Mike
    > O-
    >
    > Bill Kraski wrote:
    >> Hrvoje wrote:
    >>
    >> > Thanks for the reply. I meant, I mean I read that WiFi is used to
    >> > communicate with antenas and triangulate position or whatever. What
    >> > is WiFi reall?

    >>
    >> Hello, again. :-) WiFi is used for wireless networking (computers,
    >> pdas, smartphones, etc.), either private (homes & businesses) or public
    >> (hotspots). Navizon (maybe some others) can use cell towers & WiFi
    >> hotspots as a means of tracking, when GPS is not usable (either because
    >> of the software version or in places like inside buildings, where GPS
    >> just doesn't work). Keep in mind that, in order for these hotspots &
    >> cell towers to be useful in Navizon, they first had to be mapped by GPS
    >> users of Navizon. I'm not sure if any other gps software for the N80
    >> will make use of WiFi or not.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Bill K

    >






  7. #7
    Bill Kraski
    Guest

    Re: Again, GPS and cell

    [email protected] wrote:

    > Glad someone brought up GPS!!
    >
    > I know there's a date, the gov't is requiring all manufacturers to
    > have GPS built in by this date. Does anyone know what that date is??


    GPS is not required. What was required was that, by 1996, all cell
    carriers had to be able to take 911 calls (even if the caller
    subscribes to another carrier), then by 1998, electronic info on the
    closest AMPS tower location could be gotten for any 911 cell call &, by
    2001, the location of any cell 911 caller to within 50-300 meters
    (approx. 150-900 feet) of any 911 cell call. And the rule indicated
    that it didn't matter whether the electronics was in the phone or not,
    as long as either the phone or the carrier handling the 911 call could
    pass that info to the receiving 911 call center. In areas where there
    are more cell towers, radio triangulation is capable of giving more
    accurate location info than gps can.

    --
    Bill K



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