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Old 26th December 2007, 20:53   #1
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My father in law needs to buy a phone with gps. he needs a proper gps which uses satellites instead of cell towers. it should be easy to use since he is not a gizmo freak.

he will be using it in delhi and chennai. a standalone gps thing will also do but sould not cost more that 12-15k.

he has a budget of around 25-30k if he will buy a phone with gps.

let me know the best options guys.

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i tried searchin but could not find much on it.
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Old 26th December 2007, 21:05   #2
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Nokia N95 and N93i are good options. There are others, but I don't know the performance. They have many free maps including Delhi/Chennai/Mumbai/Bangalore etc.

Please check the site Nokia - Nokia Free Maps Downloads, Voice- Guided Navigation Trials and GPS Technology for details and phone which can be used.
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Old 26th December 2007, 21:14   #3
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N82! or check out Welcome to SatGuide – India’s 1st GPS Navigation
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i dont recommend any phone with gps if he uses it alot. i have an n95 and the gps is nothing compared to a standalone. look at something by garmin.
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Old 26th December 2007, 21:17   #5
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On every symbian/Windows enabled device you can use Gps with a bluetooth Enabled Gps .
Check out -
Htc P3300(Built In Gps)
Nokia N95(Built in)
Nokia N82 (Built in)
Nokia N73 + Bluetooth Gps
Se P990I + Bluetooth Gps
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Old 26th December 2007, 21:26   #6
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HTC Touch Enhanced p3452 will cost Rs 17000
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Old 26th December 2007, 22:07   #7
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There is an Asus mobile (asus p526) with GPS. fits in your budget. read a few good reviews on it. it's avaialable in India.
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I use a HTC smartphone (running WM5) and an external GPS BT device. IT knocks the pants off my mates Nokia N95.

In is more accurate and flexible than the N95.
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Try out HTC P3300. It is priced around 22K. Read some interesting reviews.

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hi,

My father in law needs to buy a phone with gps. he needs a proper gps which uses satellites instead of cell towers. it should be easy to use since he is not a gizmo freak.

he will be using it in delhi and chennai. a standalone gps thing will also do but sould not cost more that 12-15k.

he has a budget of around 25-30k if he will buy a phone with gps.

let me know the best options guys.

cheers
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i tried searchin but could not find much on it.
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Sony P1i. Approx 22-23k.
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Sony P1i..
it is stable?
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see this link -
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=137

IMO these would be much better than a gps enabled phone.
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hi guys,

the device should have a satellite link and shoulb accurate.

i can convince him to spend 30-35k or even more. he needs accuracy. money for buying maps is no problem

he is not interested in freebies at all and would love to pay for the services. no piracy at all.

he is a good guy you see. filthy rich and simple.

so please suggest keeping in mind, accuracy, a.s.s, and easy upgradation of software eg new maps etc

thanks
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Check this out MapmyIndia Navigator - India's choice in GPS navigation

But this ain't a phone :(

Cheers!!!

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I recently purchased HTC p3300, which has inbuilt GPS receiver and comes with MapKing GPS software and one free city map(I opted for Delhi/NCR).

From last three days of usage, I concluded that its 70% accurate while mapping routes between defined start and destination.

Also its very useful in getting the idea of where are you and can find a point near by.

I talked to SatGuide people (India’s 1st GPS Navigation system | GPS mobile navigation I PDA cum In-Car Navigation device | India City Maps | Personal Navigation Device (PND) | Navigation software | Satellite Navigation), as people told me that for India, there maps are more accurate. But they are very costly. There Software+India road map+2 City Detailed map costs 4000 Rs.

Software+1 city map costs 2000 bucks

So at present I am using the mapking software and map.

Also as I have GPRS/Edge, I also used Google Map (Google Maps).

It helps in identifying where are you at present and direction nearby your current location.

I tried another software GPS Tuner (GPS Tuner - Offroad Navigation), which uses Google Maps and help you plotting the route and than use it for navigation. I liked as its not dependent on third party maps, but you need GPRS, which is free during roaming, till the time you have signals .

Currently I am pune and Using GPS with Google Maps (require GPRS/EDGE). and its 90% accurate.
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