[Loadstone] Which phone to buy

Stephen Giggar sgiggar at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 30 00:11:55 BST 2008

The only thing I will state their are 4 different models of the N95* phones. Two UK models and two 
USA models. So depending on ware you are and what you want! Make sure that you get the model if you 
go with the N95* phones that is best for the area of the world that you live in.

Signed: Stephen Giggar
Skype: dr-phone.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Which phone to buy

> 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:
>> Hello,
>> 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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