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# 41722 22-Sep-2009 08:08
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Just trying to get a feel for how peoples gps reception is working on the N97.



 

My accuracy seems to jump from 30m to 200m. It is all over the show. Also from time to time it will totally drop the signal. I have read some people talking about the gps chips been faulty. Has anyone in NZ return theirs for repair?

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  # 257494 22-Sep-2009 09:13
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Some people have had trouble with their GPS reception - if you have no joy getting it fixed officially (Nokia Service Center in Newmarket would be the best place), then there is a hardware fix explained at symbian-freak that improves GPS reception.




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  # 257610 22-Sep-2009 17:34
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I also noticed that my 3G reception is rubbish compared to my N95. Maybe this is related?

 
 
 
 


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  # 257612 22-Sep-2009 17:50
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Different receivers, so I don't know how likely it is that they are related - the nokiausers N97 forum might be the place to see if others are similarly afflicted (and whether they've sorted it out).

I'm assuming you are on the latest firmware?




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  # 257615 22-Sep-2009 18:04
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Yeh, latest firmware and hanging out for v20 !!!! I still rate my N95 over the N97 at this stage which is kinda sad.

I'll post on nokiausers and see how I go.

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  # 258613 26-Sep-2009 20:03
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Hmm, this would explain why I am often sittign in the car with the phone not able to get a lock for 5 mins or so despite the correct server.

Getting an "Accurate within 12000m position" showing me in the CBD is not that helpful eh.




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  # 258831 27-Sep-2009 23:37
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As much as I try, I still cannot find a phone to replace my N95, I tried an N97 and mine side by side (sports tracker) and mine got a far better accuracy through the logs, even holding reasonably well through tunnels (train)



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  # 258843 28-Sep-2009 07:02
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I feel Nokia have lost the plot on the N97. Sorry to say, but I think the N97 will be my last Nokia.
I have had Nokia's since the start time. They really should have done a better job with a "flagship" phone. Then, they slap us in the face with releasing the N97 mini and N900.

I'm sure you have all heard others saying the same thing, so I wont go on . . .. . . . .


Just make my GPS and 3G signal better . . . pleaseeeeeeeeeeee

 
 
 
 


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  # 258847 28-Sep-2009 07:12
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You could try the i8910, it has the best GPS lock of any phone I've tried or owned (which is quite a few), mines hacked and running Sportstracker - its excellent.




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  # 259067 28-Sep-2009 18:08
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the n97 mini looks to be horrid to use - I use the dpad all the time because the screen is so hard to use when open.

I think nokia should really have some explaining to do. Selling a phone with GPS that clearly has issues, selling a phone with 32 gigs that barfs if even 1/4 is full of music. Selling a phone that can lag so bad that it will ring out to voicemail while its dicking around thinking about playing the ringing tone and giving the swipe to answer option on the screen.




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