Replying to: Third party maps & turn-by-turn directions software? by shapiror06
Re: Third party maps & turn-by-turn directions software?
along with most of the PDA/Smartphones from Verizon are A-GPS
which basically means, they use cell tower triangulation to see which towers your closest too.
Technically speaking, the GPS part shouldnt even be in the name. A more truthful name would be.
"Cell tower assisted location triangulation"
Would be more accurate.
There is no "SiRFstarIII " chipset contained in any Verizon phone that exists to this day.
Any mention of the word GPS should be followed by,
"if you buy one to pair with your phone"
And don't tell me about Navizon and Google maps new location features, there not true GPS either.
You see that in use on the iPhone.
Its cool, but its the same thing.
Real GPS uses satellites
"A-GPS" is a misleading name.
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