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Old 17th June 2006, 00:37   #1
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Today I tried the Google Mobile Maps. The app can be downloaded on to a compatible phone from http://www.google.com/gmm. I found it quite amazing especially with its option of switching to satellite images as well. Zoomed in on Bangalore to see the roads and Buildings around the city. Very cool.

Left me wondering if there are any mobile phones in the market with built in GPS receivers. It would be amazing if the Google Mobile Maps could take the location coordinates from the GPS receiver and navigate to the location on the maps.

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Hi Sharathjeppu,

The only "phone" with built in GPS that i have heard of is the HP hw6515, which is more of a pda-phone.

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And Eten G500, again a PDA Phone too..
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I went on www.google.com/gmm thru my Nokia 7710 it asked me 2 download and install the software which i did, but i m not able 2 open the Google Map application from the phone.

Can someone help...
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this application works on PDA or smartphones,,,,
this site has a link of support mobiles on which it works
for GPS it is not necessary to have GPS inbuilt
one can purchase GPS Bluetooth device from third party and can integerate while travelling....
Hey I dont have GPRS on my N80 if anybody can download and send me the link I will transfer to my mobile through buetooth
thnx in advance
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Old 17th June 2006, 15:46   #6
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just learnt one more fact if you dont have GPRS in your mobile you cnt run that application :(
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Hey Guyz i restarted the cell phone and now i m able 2 start Google Maps on my Nokia 7710.
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The only "phone" with built in GPS that i have heard of is the HP hw6515, which is more of a pda-phone.
Motorola A1000 has GPS
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The only "phone" with built in GPS that i have heard of is the HP hw6515,
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I use this phone, which runs WindowsMobile 2003SE.. However, the google maps application does not install at all..

also, from Google maps FAQ, http://www.google.com/gmm/faq.html,

Does Google Maps use GPS to figure out where I am?
Google Maps doesn't use any GPS technology, even if your phone has a built in GPS location device.
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I belive you need google earth plus to use GPS functionalities (not sure if it's real time).

i haven't seen this app, but it would be great if they had writen it in java, that would mean runing on any phone, irrespective of platform.

regd GPS phones, motorola has a numbers of GPS phones i believe.
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I've been a lurker on these forums for a long time, but I couln't resist replying to this topic.

One of my friends has written a J2ME mapping application that connects to a bluetooth GPS called GPSWatch. More details on: http://www.i10n.com/
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I've been a lurker on these forums for a long time, but I couln't resist replying to this topic.

One of my friends has written a J2ME mapping application that connects to a bluetooth GPS called GPSWatch. More details on: http://www.i10n.com/
anybody using this???
reviews please..
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I use this phone, which runs WindowsMobile 2003SE.. However, the google maps application does not install at all..

also, from Google maps FAQ, http://www.google.com/gmm/faq.html,

Does Google Maps use GPS to figure out where I am?
Google Maps doesn't use any GPS technology, even if your phone has a built in GPS location device.
Hey buddy,
Make sure u have java midlet or some compatible stuff there on ur PPC.
that runs fine with my PPC.
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Today I tried the Google Mobile Maps. The app can be downloaded on to a compatible phone from http://www.google.com/gmm. I found it quite amazing especially with its option of switching to satellite images as well. Zoomed in on Bangalore to see the roads and Buildings around the city. Very cool.

Left me wondering if there are any mobile phones in the market with built in GPS receivers. It would be amazing if the Google Mobile Maps could take the location coordinates from the GPS receiver and navigate to the location on the maps.

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Hi Sharath,
could u please tell me which device u are using!! I have tried the same on my PPC and found it very slow even with the EGPRS by Hutch, Bangalore. that runs very kewl if i browse using activesync (now WMDC as I switched to Vista).
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Bumping up an old thread.

Just installed on my Asus P527.
Google Maps for mobile

All I did was goto m.google.com/maps
Click on install.

Maps a really good and it found my location in less than a second.
However I am connected via my LAN network and not gprs.

Will test GPS & GPRS later today.

But if you have a phone that can install it. Then do it. Its really neat.

Latitude will allow you to sign in and others to see where you are.
Am never gonna sign in.
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