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    Variable Bitrate Freeman's Avatar
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    new G3 phone as gps

    hi,

    im in need of a new mobile phone, and was wanting gps in me car as well, then i stumbled acoss 3 a g3 phone network mob, i think their in the UK as well, (im in AUS) anyway the phone in question is the new motorolla a920 http://www.mobileburn.com/review.jsp?Id=326 which has GPS.

    its just been relased so im taking a long shot here but has anyone tried to get the gps to work with any pc software?

    or any suggestions
    It aint no family car.

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    Damn it i just got mine phone.. now i am screwed with it for 1 year... that phone is awesome

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    I saw that GPS for phone on 3G available on NOKIAs and some other mobile a few weeks ago. I cant remember where but Ive lost interest when I saw very small print something like "1 year subscribtion is required to some network to have an unlimited navigation request.

    GPS navigation should be free

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    ahh ok, i rang the customer care dudes, who are basically monekys (no offence frodo haha) but they cant tell me wether or not their will be a cost involved as the gps has not been setup yet in australia.

    and thats kinda one of their big selling points (the gps) ...
    It aint no family car.

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    My friend has the new samsung g100000 something.... its the latest Sprint phone w/ pocket pc os.

    I know it has a gps onboard, I will try and load some software on it , and see what I can get going
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    the gps on cell phones is only accessible by the e911 system, it can't be used as a gps antenna for other software, that would be cool tho

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    hmm... what exactly is e911 i have never heard it been mentioned b4
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    in the states at least when a person calls 911 from their cell phone the 911 operator is allowed access to their gps information of the phone, basically a locator, so in case you can't speak when you call 911 they know your exact location and can dispatch units to assist you.

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    My sanyo 8100 has a gps/location feature that can be turned on/off through the menu.

    Only noticeable difference is an icon that pops up on the screen. I have no idea how to view the gps data on the phone or via a link but it is there. Like freestyler said, it is used by 911, but I believe that they may also use it for future sprint services.

    Try seeing if anyone at sprintusers.com knows how to get access to the GPS data.

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    AFAIK no, i spend a lot of time at sprintusers.com too, it isn't a standard gps interface. i have the 8100 too and have been messing around the hack menus searching for it with no success

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