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# 38963 6-Aug-2009 19:07
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hi frndz,


I have recently got myself a HTC Touch Diamond 2. . . .  i have used google maps as such from wifi - bt donno how to get a-gps working on this phone. if anyone can guide me on the softwares which need to be installed to get the gps running. . . . .. . .  . 


also if any one can tell me some good sites for getting different applications / games as well.. cuz am not very sure if we can get as many games as there are for iphone ., .  . . 




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  # 243638 6-Aug-2009 19:17
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TomTom. It's worth every $$$. A-GPS works fine too on it. Satellite lock is pretty quick without it anyways.




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  # 243651 6-Aug-2009 19:47
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is this the tomtom navigator ? is it quite close as the stand alone gps ?? how much does it cost and is there any trial version available ...

thnx

 
 
 
 


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  # 243652 6-Aug-2009 19:59
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Yes, it's TomTom navigator 7. It's a weird workaround but it works. Navigator 7 is not sold yet in the TomTom online NZ store. I had to buy TomTom Navigator7 with UK map and the micro sd card first for 85 pounds. Then went to the NZ online store and bought the NZ map for Australian $100.

All up it was NZ$350 but I got 2 maps (UK and NZ with a micro sd card).




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  # 243653 6-Aug-2009 20:01
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A-GPS is dependent on the network and it's a reference only. Your device only get actual position from GPS satellites. Open you map program. Set the option to use GPS. Mke sure you are outside, and with clear view of the sky. It may take up to ten minutes - or more - for the first time for the GPS to find its bearings. This is called "fix".

A cold start (when you use it for the first time) takes longer than normal. Make sure you have the device always on, and with clear view of the sky. Don't do this inside the house. You will need mobile data enabled in case you are out of the WiFi range.






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  # 243666 6-Aug-2009 20:29
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thanks for ur replies till now. 350nzd is quite expensive (evn though u mentioned its worth) considering that these days u get a standalone for the same amount which wud do a way better job than this concise version ....

i ll try to get my hands on tomtom navigator somehow. (:P) . .. but continuing the gps topic, what other brands are out there which support windows mobile platform ... or is tomtom only the tried and tested one till now.

marucio thnx for ur write up which i ll definetly need when i frst setup my gps. i think my wifi should easily come to the backyard hopefully. one more doubt was say i get this software and get it running. do i need to get the NZ maps from the handset or download on the PC and transfer to the fone?

also i would like to know once everything is ready do i have to be on a plan to run the gps - like voice navigation. etc.etc...


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  # 250967 27-Aug-2009 12:44
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sep11guy: hi frndz,


I have recently got myself a HTC Touch Diamond 2. . . .  i have used google maps as such from wifi - bt donno how to get a-gps working on this phone. if anyone can guide me on the softwares which need to be installed to get the gps running. . . . .. . .  . 


also if any one can tell me some good sites for getting different applications / games as well.. cuz am not very sure if we can get as many games as there are for iphone ., .  . . 





I wourld prefer Garmin mobile XT. because it can load NZ open map



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  # 254093 8-Sep-2009 15:46
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Update :

I managed to get my hands on Garmin and Sygic for windows mobile. Garmin is good, but sygic is simply great in terms of interface and user friendliness

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  # 254099 8-Sep-2009 15:55
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sep11guy: Update :

I managed to get my hands on Garmin and Sygic for windows mobile. Garmin is good, but sygic is simply great in terms of interface and user friendliness


How much did sygic cost (maps + app)?




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  # 254102 8-Sep-2009 16:01
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billgates:
sep11guy: Update :

I managed to get my hands on Garmin and Sygic for windows mobile. Garmin is good, but sygic is simply great in terms of interface and user friendliness


How much did sygic cost (maps + app)?


got frm friend....

the iphone version is something like 100nzd approx from what my frnd told - just to give you a idea.....

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