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sdgmcdon

Oct 9, 2007, 3:09 PM
I'm not familiar with GPS on smartphones at all (I have a 700WX but I have a TomTom in the car - no experience mixing the two). Will this phone as purchased from the store be capable of GPS routing or will I need to buy additional software and/or services to get it to do that, if so, expected costs? Also, will the device need any other devices like the external BT GPS devices you see with other GPS phone/computer systems?

As for the phone in general, as I said I have a 700WX now and though it does the job for the most part I look forward to improvements on it, more reliability, useability, storage, speed etc.

I have been reading everything I can find on this 910 and from what I can tell it seems like it's a higher class than mainstrea...
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Jay2TheRescue

Oct 22, 2007, 11:28 AM
No additonal GPS hardware is required, but you will probably have to purchase GPS software like TomTom. I have TomTom 6 on my current iPAQ 6515 and I love it.
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rets0f

Dec 4, 2007, 3:40 PM
unfortunately hp decided to put assisted gps in this phone rather than the stand-alone in previous versions.

From what I hear this requires a cell network connnection which will incur fees.
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atoz

Oct 5, 2008, 12:23 PM
I've had the iPAQ 910C for about a month.
It does have standalone GPS.
The phone has Google Maps pre-installed.

Like the HP iPAQ HW69xx series there is a utility program, the HP Quick Position (aka GPS Position Accelerator) utility program that will download the GPS "epheremeris" data. Google on this for more info : Broadcom GPS Assist LTO

Having said that I must report that the Quick Position program IS BROKEN. HP customer service says their engineers are aware of the problem but don't have a fix yet. The 1.00.03 ROM Update does not fix this. What happens is that the Quick Position program runs and says the epheremeris data is updated, but the GPS performs as if it is doing a cold start. Cold Start means it takes at least ten minute...
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