[Loadstone] Which phone to buy
shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Sun Jun 29 21:24:27 BST 2008
There are only a few phones with internal gps receivers. The n82 and n95 as
far as I know but there may be others. The internal gps receiver sounds like
a good feature at first but in testing this doesn't seem to work as well as
an external receiver. I think they're using the sirf ii chipset so it's a
generation back from the current receivers. I wouldn't worry too much about
the internal gps when choosing your next phone.
We've been testing an n82 for developint the internal gps support. This is a
pretty nice phone, good keypad, lots of features etc. It has one very
annoying flaw thoe, the screen saver kicks in after a maximum of 90 seconds.
The internal gps receiver will also effect the phone's battery life.
The latest phones are all
third edition. These phones have more features but also cost more. The
second edition phones are nice but have been discontinued. You may be able
to get one of these for a lower cost thoe. Just use google and compare phone
specs, reviews, and prices and you'll find something that meets your needs.
On Sun, 29 Jun 2008, Paul Hopewell wrote:
> I have been using loadstone on a Nokia 6600 with Talks 60 software and a
> Holux slim 236 GPS receiver. It has been extremely useful.
> Alas the Nokia 6600 has gone missing and I will have to replace it. I
> understand the next release of Loadstone (0.71?) will work with phones with
> built in GPS, but presumably that is several months away. Can you recommend
> a mobile phone which will work with Talks 60 and Loadstone, will connect to
> the Holux slim 236 via bluetooth, and has built in GPS which will work with
> the next release of Loadstone? Please note that I am totally blind and thus
> need a phone with good keys (no touch screen). I will use the phone for
> phone calls, text messages, calender, and Loadstone. I will not use camera
> or video or MP3.
> Many thanks for your help.
> Paul Hopewell
> hopewell at hopewell.org.uk
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