sat nav on mobile phone

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  1. bernardfeay

    bernardfeay Read Only Funster

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    I am ready to swap my mobile phone for one with a big screen and gps. For my own reasons I am moving to an adroid operations sytem.

    I had hoped it would be a straight forward matter to buy a micro sd from tom tom or garmin and plug it in.

    It now seems that Tom tom are married up with windows and they can't provide a card for android or symbian.

    We all know that roaming charges make google maps too expensive to use in Europe.

    Don't get me wrong, I already have a tom tom for in the motorhome, It's just not good to carry round the streets.

    Is there a sat nav provider that can help?
     
  2. dazzer

    dazzer Read Only Funster

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    Co Pilot do a stand alone sat nav for Android its about £50 for Europe maps.

    Ive got it on my HTC Desire HD :BigGrin: and its pretty good. You can buy it from the Android Market just do a search for copilot.

    Cheers :thumb:
     
  3. 400ixl

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    Yep, use CoPilot on my Android phone when outside of the UK. Has a pedestrian mode as well.

    In the UK I use the free Google Navigator with the traffic layer on top.

    I believe that Gingerbread may be bringing some kind of map caching facility to Google maps, so you may want to wait and check that out for when your phone gets 2.3.
     
  4. wivvy's dad

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    I have a Nokia 5230, which comes with their own brand of maps - Ovi maps.

    And I have to say that it's way and above better than the equivalent from Garmin, which I have 4 of at the last count.

    Let's add up the advantages.....
    1) FREE map updates
    2) GPS on the handset, usable for walking as well as driving.
    3) LIVE updates of traffic congestion
    4) No charge for using GPS
    5) Locks on to satellite quickly
    6) Much better voice directions
    7) It makes wonderful tea
    8) And it dries the dishes once finished.

    Ok, the last two may be slightly fictitious, but you get the idea. I wouldn't go back to using Garmin cr@p ever again, especially when they refused to replace my last faulty unit. Having said that, I still use my Garmin Quest on the motorbike, and sometimes in the m/h just for the Track recording facility.
     
  5. freelanderuk

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    i have a htc hero on android and have sygnic maps on it they can be found here http://www.sygic.com/ and if you no where to look on the net you can get for free:BigGrin:
     
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