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  1. #1
    New Yorker
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    What's the built-in gps for, other than 911? I have it enabled, but cannot
    find any softwae that 'uses' it. Not even the mapping programs that are
    available..

    anyone?

    NY'er





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  2. #2
    Nul
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    Re: built-in GPS on my samsung i500

    None available. Sprint hasn't released the toolset for developers to
    use the function. No ETA for when they'll be released.

    On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 16:53:12 GMT, "New Yorker" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >What's the built-in gps for, other than 911? I have it enabled, but cannot
    >find any softwae that 'uses' it. Not even the mapping programs that are
    >available..
    >
    >anyone?
    >
    >NY'er
    >





  3. #3
    New Yorker
    Guest

    Re: built-in GPS on my samsung i500

    Those sons-of-*****es.

    "Nul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > None available. Sprint hasn't released the toolset for developers to
    > use the function. No ETA for when they'll be released.
    >
    > On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 16:53:12 GMT, "New Yorker" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >What's the built-in gps for, other than 911? I have it enabled, but

    cannot
    > >find any softwae that 'uses' it. Not even the mapping programs that are
    > >available..
    > >
    > >anyone?
    > >
    > >NY'er
    > >

    >






  4. #4
    Peterbilt
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    Re: built-in GPS on my samsung i500

    I think that's the only reason for it for now. They way I look at it though
    is being a person with diabetes and advanced osteoarthritis if I have a
    problem while not at home I can be located... I hope.

    "New Yorker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > What's the built-in gps for, other than 911? I have it enabled, but

    cannot
    > find any softwae that 'uses' it. Not even the mapping programs that are
    > available..
    >
    > anyone?
    >
    > NY'er
    >
    >






  5. #5
    Lawrence G. Mayka
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    Re: built-in GPS on my samsung i500

    "Peterbilt" <amazon-*****@REMOVETHISeudoramail.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I think that's the only reason for it for now. They way I look at it

    though
    > is being a person with diabetes and advanced osteoarthritis if I have a
    > problem while not at home I can be located... I hope.


    Only if you dial 911, I think. I doubt whether Sprint has a way to
    force-trigger the location mechanism without your dialing. Any Sprint
    employee know for certain?





  6. #6
    Lawrence G. Mayka
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    Re: built-in GPS on my samsung i500

    "New Yorker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Those sons-of-*****es.


    I would use the simpler term, "Fools." Sprint's GPS system was an
    incredible competitive advantage 1-1/2 years ago. Some sharp location-based
    applications would have sold Sprint service like gangbusters. But instead,
    Sprint has done absolutely *nothing* with its GPS capability for an entire
    year-and-a-half.





  7. #7
    Nul
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    Re: built-in GPS on my samsung i500

    Yep. They missed a powerful marketing opportunity. Two years ago,
    developers were chomping at the bit to deliver these applications &
    begging Sprint to release the API. Meanwhile, other carriers have
    come out with usable location based services & Sprint has pissed off
    the developer base.

    Ahh, the execs at Sprint must be smelling the sweet smell of success.
    IF their goal was to shoot themselves in the knee.

    (Yes. Among other things, I am a Sprint PCS shareholder, and I'm not
    amused. The whole Vision/SMS boondoggle also, in my opinion, shows
    amazing ineptness in whoever is making these decisions.)


    On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 21:06:52 GMT, "New Yorker" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Those sons-of-*****es.





  8. #8
    Tom Denbo
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    Re: built-in GPS on my samsung i500

    I'm curious what marketing opportunities Sprint is missing.

    Most people don't want their locations plotted every time they make a call.

    --
    Tom Denbo


    "Nul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:8mhrtv4c53tf7[email protected]
    > Yep. They missed a powerful marketing opportunity. Two years ago,
    > developers were chomping at the bit to deliver these applications &
    > begging Sprint to release the API. Meanwhile, other carriers have
    > come out with usable location based services & Sprint has pissed off
    > the developer base.
    >
    > Ahh, the execs at Sprint must be smelling the sweet smell of success.
    > IF their goal was to shoot themselves in the knee.
    >
    > (Yes. Among other things, I am a Sprint PCS shareholder, and I'm not
    > amused. The whole Vision/SMS boondoggle also, in my opinion, shows
    > amazing ineptness in whoever is making these decisions.)
    >
    >
    > On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 21:06:52 GMT, "New Yorker" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Those sons-of-*****es.

    >






  9. #9
    Nul
    Guest

    Re: built-in GPS on my samsung i500

    Interesting.

    What leads you to believe that locations aren't already recorded
    during a call? Call records already include which tower(s) the handset
    is using, which gives an approximate location (the precision of the
    approximation depends on the size of the cell). That technology has
    been around for a long, long time. Given that E911 over-rides the
    handset's privacy settings to give more precise location information,
    it isn't hard to imagine other (Sprint approved, not generally
    available) applications could also report to some nebulous government
    agency.

    No, what we're talking about is *location based services*. I want the
    tracking capacity of the handset to benefit me, not just Sprint or the
    CIA.

    I want my phone to switch to a certain ringer set whenever I'm in my
    office, returning to normal when I leave. I want to know the weather
    forcast for my current location. I want to know where the three
    nearest four-star Chinese resturants are. Given my current location, I
    want directions to my destination. I want my home automation system to
    know when I'm approaching my house & prepare to receive me (adjust
    thermostat, lighting, etc.)

    All of these applications would be pretty easy to create given access
    to the API. A couple of years ago, Sprint could have taken the lead in
    offering location-based services. Now, other carriers have such
    offerings and Sprint missed the boat. (And, again, alienated
    developers.)


    On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 14:54:33 GMT, "Tom Denbo" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I'm curious what marketing opportunities Sprint is missing.
    >
    >Most people don't want their locations plotted every time they make a call.





  10. #10
    Tim A
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    Re: built-in GPS on my samsung i500

    She probably means after dialing 911 from her mobile and not stating her
    location they would know where she was.


    "Lawrence G. Mayka" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Peterbilt" <amazon-*****@REMOVETHISeudoramail.com> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I think that's the only reason for it for now. They way I look at it

    > though
    > > is being a person with diabetes and advanced osteoarthritis if I have a
    > > problem while not at home I can be located... I hope.

    >
    > Only if you dial 911, I think. I doubt whether Sprint has a way to
    > force-trigger the location mechanism without your dialing. Any Sprint
    > employee know for certain?
    >
    >






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