[clug] Looking to buy a GPS

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Mon Aug 27 07:51:12 GMT 2007

On 27/08/2007, at 16:30 , michael.ross at atice.org wrote:

> Are you in the market for a new mobile? The Nokia N95 and 6110 both  
> come
> with an inbuild GPS unit + mapping software.

Pardon me if I'm muddying the waters - but is this actually a stand- 
alone GPS, or is it one which relies on the GPS calculations being  
done by servers on the mobile phone network?

I know that many "GPS phones" have the receiver in the handset, but  
offload the rest of the functionality to services on the network  
(doing the position calculation and preparing the map images). It  
would be a shame to buy a nifty new GPS phone, get lost in the bush,  
and pull out your phone to find out where you are, only to discover  
that the GPS only works when you have 3+ bars coverage...


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