the A in A GPS stands for assisted...just means can use the gps to use with other programs like geo tagging on photos.
Meesh, 27 Jun 2008what is the difference between GPS and the A GPS?An A-GPS receiver can address these problems in several ways, using an Assistance Server:
The Assistance Server can locate the phone roughly by what cell site it is connected to on the cellular network.
The Assistance Server has a good satellite signal, and lots of computation power, so it can compare fragmentary signals relayed to it by cell phones, with the satellite signal it receives directly, and then inform the cell phone or emergency services of the cell phone's position.
It can supply orbital data for the GPS satellites to the cell phone, enabling the cell phone to lock to the satellites when it otherwise could not, and autonomously calculate its position.
By having accurate, surveyed coordinates for the cell site towers, it can have better knowledge of ionospheric conditions and other errors affecting the GPS signal than the cell phone alone, enabling more precise calculation of position. (See also Wide Area Augmentation System)
Some A-GPS solutions require an active connection to a cell phone (or other data) network to function, in others it simply makes positioning faster and more accurate, but is not required.
As an additional benefit, it can reduce both the amount of CPU and programming required for a GPS Phone by offloading most of the work onto the assistance server. (This is not a large amount for a basic GPS – many early GPSs utilized Intel 80386-class 16MHz CPUs or similar hardware.)
Ins-omnia, 29 Jun 2008Why is it that so many people come on here and ask the same damn questions that have been answ... moreDear Ins-omnia,
Is this the way you are "speaking" to others? Not really polite is my personal opinion, sorry to say.
Maybe persons should read better, but then you can ask then more friendly to do so.
Kind regards, Jason
Why is it that so many people come on here and ask the same damn questions that have been answered multiple times before? For gods sake, please read the thread before posting your questions. Plus some of you are really bad and you ask things that GSM Arena already have posted in the specifications section. Please, I don't want to read anymore of your rubbish, look at the thread, then ask your questions!!
PS. No phone is everything to everyone, this one does what it does and it does it well. STOP COMPLAINING!!
New Omnia owners, pls verify its VIDEO recording capabilities-resolution & fps of the omnia,320x240 or 640 x 480?
Finaly, a windows phone with a good camera. I'll trade in my N95 for this.
Not only that but they are also saying that it takes up to the 32 gb cards, iv emailed them to see what they say but i think if this was the case it would be bigger news, since the N96 is only doing 16gb internal im sure more poeple would be talking about it if it had the combined capacity of 48Gb
16gb internal + 32gb external.
Is it true that the videos recorded by the omnia are only 320x240? I saw this here - http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=1328
Ive just found a website that states this phone will accept the SDHC cards which is not what iv read elsewhere, can anyone who has this phone allready tell me if it can take and SDHC card or is it just SD, the site that says it does both is
I had a play with this at the samsung conference in belgium.
Was a good little phone, very very similar to the f480, but with an 8 gig internal memory.
However bat life is poor.
Does anybody know where to find photos taken by i900 so I can see quality?
Also when will it be available in Thailand I am going there on holiday in August/September and want to buy one while I am there - Cheers
Jess, 28 Jun 2008I got my Omnia at S$398 2 days ago. Omnia looks good but i have problem on touch screen respon... moreHi Jess, where did you get for S$398. Is it with Contract? I synchronize often, Does anyone know whether its easy to do that. I have a Centro and it sync very easily.. Thanks
Good news/Rumor is that the i900 will be sold for 650 USD initially.
I assume the price will drop - as always.
So it will be affordable soon for large number of people.
The performance of the phone probably fine. I miss a good flash and better video capability - but I think it is good enough to be seriously considered. We will see there are any bugs or reliability issues - I hope none.
In the US ATT will offer this phone in September for the starting price 299 USD (with contract) Which also comes down as other companies release their phone.
after questioning its video recording capabilities for last 3 days, and not receiving any answers here, I got the answers myself with an hands-on assessment of a video clip..for those photo/video-orientated users
Video resolution: 640x480 15fps .mp4 format, filename SNC-sequential, not in datetime format. fixed focus, not continuous. Zoom (digital, jerky) and pause functionalities during recording. Good shutter response and menu. For a camera video phone, with WM6.1, already not bad..will be dropping my N95 (which video capb.kinda disappoint) for i900. (N95:640x480 25fps, mp4, optical zoom, smooth but jagged images, long shutter lag, unfriendly menu)
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2008hey tony glad to have ur comments....can u plz tell the app. price of the device so that we ca... morereply to gooster and anonymous:
got it in Singapore but at a roadshow. it should be about S$500 odd dollars but it comes with a 2-yr mobile contract. i hear there are shops in singapore which sells without contract at 900plus too.
- I own the Omnia. This Phone is great! The interactive TOUCH feature is very intuitive (may be the design is aligned to Windows). I like it much better than the iPhone. Design is fantastic.
However, it has 3 drawbacks: (1) the devise gets very hot within a short time of ussage.
(ii) very short battery life - have to charge every day ! I would like some tips from other readers for how to speed-charge the devise. (iii) the voice quality as a phone is not very good.