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  • Is it possible to emulate mobile phone gps software? that way no 100% cpu use.

    StevieG et al

    Not used them so not tested but is it possible to port over mobile phone gps to a pc? thereby getting round the 100% cpu issue experienced on the tomtom emulation.

    either windows mobile or symbian versions

    lots available inc route 66 or tomtom mobile 5 or Navicore (recently released over here and very successful in other countries from press releases.)

    they work with normal gps mouses so must be a way to emulate.



    http://www.pocketgps.co.uk/modules.p...ile=index&c=10

  • #2
    i dont think it would be possible... if possible navigation is likely to be crappy (navigation within the gui), the "screen" area will be small, overall I think it wouldnt work out or be of any use...
    Roy

    2005 Range Rover 4.4
    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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    • #3
      From reviews the TomTom Mobile 5 is exactly like TomTom GO which is very highly regarded so can`t the gui issues be looked into?

      And the maps should be able to enlarge to fit the screen a la Destinator.

      Im installing tomtom mobile 5 on my nokia 7610 tonight so can see what its like

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      • #4
        Found a symbian free to use emulator (full version only need to license if commercial)

        http://developer.mimer.com/downloads/

        and the SDK for symbian if needed to write C++ (also includes a emulator)

        http://www.newlc.com/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=20

        Will try to run the program in the emulator but not bought a gps yet, and dunno how to connect it either!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RoyN
          i dont think it would be possible... if possible navigation is likely to be crappy (navigation within the gui), the "screen" area will be small, overall I think it wouldnt work out or be of any use...

          See reviews:

          Series 60 http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/revie...ew2.php?id=143


          Larger screen series 80-

          http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/revie...ew2.php?id=171

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          • #6
            Please tell us how it works in-car instead of trying to disprove my comments... Still, I dont think the reso even of the S80s can get to 800x600 or even higher res we might be using in-car.

            Although I would really like a better solution, I thik that the closest possibility would be an SDK that works in windows a la Crapinator
            Roy

            2005 Range Rover 4.4
            Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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            • #7
              Also, one caveat, afair emulators are extremely inneficient in code-handling (in most cases, at least) and so CPU usage might be high. Id look at this more as a way to get better oftware than as a way to run it on more feable machines.
              Roy

              2005 Range Rover 4.4
              Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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              • #8
                the guys running TomTom PPC/WM2005 on PC's are only getting 320x240 screen res. and that looks ok.

                Maybe the mobile emulators are better than the PPC/WM2005 emulators, who knows...? testing required me thinks.

                IIRC Sama was the one leading the way in the PPC trials
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