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Verizon To Launch Turn By Turn Directions

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Dec 9, 2005, 11:40 AM   by (staff)

Verizon will join the turn by turn navigation club soon. The company will offer VZ Navigator based on AtlasBook software from Networks in Motion. Subscribers can download an application to the recently launched Motorola V325 and get directions to any US location for either $3 for 24 hours or $10 per month. The service will not be available for other handsets until 2006. Sprint Nextel already offers similar turn by turn GPS services for many of their iDen and CDMA handsets.

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Dec 13, 2005, 10:11 AM

Verizon should've teamed up with Garmin instead

Verizon should've made an allegiance with Garmin rather than use another vendor for their BREW-based GPS Service. In addition, Verizon needs to start using Java if they are to survive in the mobile phone app playfield--I prefer Java over BREW.

I don't know why Verizon would use BREW technology instead. Is Java or BREW more stable BTW? I understand that this is going to be BREW-based (Get It Now is based on the BREW codebase), but Verizon should've used the widely-used Java platform instead.

Dec 9, 2005, 10:29 PM

Why Motorola has the highest GPS Priority?

I wonder why Motorola always has the highest priority amongst GSM phones to have turn by turn direction service. Is it me, or is it that Motorola are purveyors of GSM Turn-By-Turn service?

It's about time Verizon has a Turn-By-Turn service, but I was just hoping that Verizon could've had plenty phones that had this service initially. Furthermore, Verizon phones need to have Java for Turn-By-Turn to work well.
Oh, sorry. My bad. I meant "GPS" not "GSM". Naughty me.
Moto just seems to be better suited to aGPS, their stuff works better.

Dec 10, 2005, 10:41 AM

You can already do this with Cingular

The Nokia 6682 can connect with a bluetooth GPS unit and do this for you.

the HP iPaq has GPS built in so you can install software to utilize it and get directions

the nice thing about the Nokia solution is that Cingular doesn't charge you extra ike verizon will. and it downloads maps as you need them, so if you already have a media net package, you are golden.
except for you have to buy a bluetooth gps unit???? how much is that?????
I do not know what the quality of Verizon's Turn By Turn Directions, but I have Sprint and I use Garmin Mobile:

https://mobile.garmin.com/obn/welcome.jsp »

and its awesome!!!

"You know what else is awesome; COFFEE!"

Spokane, WA
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