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gps phone

can i get a phone that i can put some ordnance map software on for when out walking and no phone signal
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Re: gps phone

No joy with an Iphone app mate?? They seem to have apps for everything
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Re: gps phone

A hp ipaq 614c should work nicely, we have these they have windows mobile on and are touchscreen.
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Re: gps phone

i have a htc tytnII which has onboard gps, and will run any windows mobile mapping package, although the only compromise is a small screen for viewing the maps on, something like a cheap ipaq with GPS onboard would be a better option and wont go flat as quick as a gps phone will
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Re: gps phone

Not a phone, but Garmin have brought out a GPS that will runn Memeory map and is still fairly compact - have a look an the memory map site. Also it can be upgraded to work as a sat nav too.
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Re: gps phone

I would double check that the phone has GPS IE Global Positioning SATELLITE tech in it.

Cos when I was looking at phones before xmas they were all sold as having GPS but when questioned was told that none actually had GPS but used the phone masts to work out were you are. Now thats ok in a town or city but round here there is ONE mast so you could be anywhere in a 15 mile radius.


Oh & it was a cost upgrade on top of the contract cost to use the system too.
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