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iPhone gets actual GPS receiver

iPhone gets actual GPS receiver - read the full textSeems like the iPhone will benefit from an external GPS module somewhere around February. A GPS device to go with the preinstalled Google maps application is already in the works with a real prototype already available. This is how the final module will look like You can have a looksy at...


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N95 has it built-in iPhone is like a baby growin learning from his neighbor (N95) will see what will apple develop when Nokia releases a phone with the new touchscreen technology with fingerprint sensor and symbian OS???

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  • 2007-12-17 21:08
  • iGgY

come on apple, release the next v2 iphone with IN BUILT sirf star 3 reciever and in built mapping, like the nokia 6110.also 3g/3.5g would be nice!!

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  • 2007-12-17 20:46
  • m5G2

can i puttt this on my iPod touch

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  • 2007-12-17 20:09
  • S9u8

it's ugly and not practicle, it won't stand up in your car anyway!maybe apple should have listened to their customers in the first place and added built-in GPS. this way it would've validated its expensive price tag more, and stopped 3rd parties cashing in.

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  • 2007-12-17 18:22
  • Skr1

Nokia N95 already has it Built in......

iPhone 10 years ahead of any other mobile phone? NOOOOOOOO its an Apple compared to a Sony and Nokia.....

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  • 2007-12-17 18:01
  • mXZ}

From this video, it looks slower loading maps and other. I prefer a GPS receiver indead

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  • 2007-12-17 16:52
  • msnK

An external GPS will surely work because it's directly connected to the phone. From there on, the receiver will transmit. Quite logical actually... So this ugly receiver WILL work.

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  • 2007-12-17 16:03
  • i8G%

haha garry is second bout time aswell wat do u do all day lol?

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  • 2007-12-17 15:52
  • mX9q

if you need sat nav then just go out and buy a proper sat nav device i can see so many problems with mobile phones with sat navs, i dont think they are designed to cope properly with this type of software

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  • 2007-12-17 15:50
  • mX9q

Thats what i want. I want a same gps module which i can insert into my Sony Ericsson phone and yes SE is going to launch it soon next year. Not from this company but the same looking stuff.

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  • 2007-12-17 14:55
  • 2S{F
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Its a good idea while battery last. As soon as the battery runs out that GPS will have to come out real quick!

Google map is practically useless without navigational programs.

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  • 2007-12-17 14:52
  • PW9i

You cannot use a Bluetooth GPS receiver, since the iPhone only supports the Handsfree Bluetooth profile, so it cannot communicate with other devices save for Bluetooth Headsets. As for it being so ugly, well it is made by a single person, and we should respect that. You people have come to expect too much, and cannot understand the effort put into designing such a tool. Rather than whining about the poor aesthetics of a mere prototype, just try creating one for yourselves! If you cannot, then you should learn to appreciate the talents and know-how of others! Anyway, it is a small step forward for a poorly designed device such as the iPhone.

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  • 2007-12-17 14:49
  • p$fM

answer to previous posts:

*I agree, the accessory doesn't look that good on the iphone. perhaps a bit of streamlining and sleeker design is in order. ergonomics wise, can you really use this in a car? think of the additional carkit (is there any?)...

*Why not a bluetooth GPS receiver? because Apple iphone has limited bluetooth connectivity. If it cannot receive and send music and files, then an external bluetooth GPS is out of the question...

*Definitely, N95 is definitely better than this. A lot of features are built into that phone without the necessity of cracking the phone's OS firmware.

*iPhone has a forced existence. It is an innovative novelty and that's where it ends. More often than not, novice (or probably naive buyers as well as ipod loyalists) are tempted to buy this phone. If they know any better, they could just opt for a decent phone and an ipod touch.

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  • 2007-12-17 14:38
  • PBPm

yes garry this is a sad day for u:)) i watch every day at this site and i wait for u to tell us...aye:)

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  • 2007-12-17 14:21
  • mYcH

N95 sure batter then this 1....after apple solve this problem... there is dozen more...well I can't wait for Nokia Touch Screen phone~ ^^ heard that it will be available on second half of 2008...hope that it will equip with WVGA screen(16:9)...

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  • 2007-12-17 13:17
  • ibp5

Its my impression or the IPhone thing just keeps getting worst?!
What a ugly GPS receiver!!!

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  • 2007-12-17 12:55
  • Pj1b

Can't you just use a Bluetooth GPS receiver? This add-on will surely be more expensive than a Bluetooth one

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  • 2007-12-17 12:55
  • m%B5

I am no empress? ithing n95 batter.

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  • 2007-12-17 12:08
  • w4gL

= =" ppl need Build in GPS...but... it still nice to have it...when got 3G camera plug in? lol~ XD hahahahahahaha

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  • 2007-12-17 12:03
  • ibp5

This is a sad day.

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  • 2007-12-17 11:31
  • MF{P

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