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Old 21st October 2009, 19:12   #271
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I would say, get a Garmin Nuvi series and attach Satguide maps. Thats what I plan to do.
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Old 21st October 2009, 19:22   #272
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FWIW, my Holux BT GPS is here. YAY!

exactly one month - whatay pain!
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Old 23rd October 2009, 13:58   #273
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Finally received my unit yesterday evening . MMI loaded, Garmin loaded, installed Vishek's BlackRedEdition menu. Everything works - except for bluetooth audio being routed to FM. Not a biggie though!

Buying a 16GB card today evening and will then load up some test videos to figure out the best encoding parameters for this device.

Next in line is Miopocket
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Old 23rd October 2009, 14:02   #274
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@the maassk
What brand -garmin Nuvi series and total price?
Any photograph available?
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What brand -garmin Nuvi series and total price?
Any photograph available?
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Nope. This is the DX unit I ordered long back from Hongkong (the one that most people on this thread have ordered and received).
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Old 23rd October 2009, 14:37   #276
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Finally received my unit yesterday evening . MMI loaded
There is a Unofficial 0909 release of MMI Maps, which I downloaded and installed yesterday - it's quite detailed...
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Here is my update: Its reached India and waiting for customs examination later that it will go the post office. time frame for this formalities to be completed is 1-2 days. So hopefully i'm getting it on Tuesday Morning.
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Old 23rd October 2009, 18:05   #278
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Caution for anyone looking to install Miopocket 3.0 on the DX device - you would not get menus for the bluetooth and FM tramsmitter function in this interface!

There is a lot of eye candy and a load of applications. I played around with it for a few hours and then decided to revert back to Vishek's menu - simply because it is simpler to use and gives me enough apps for standard use.
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Finally received my unit yesterday evening .
That's good news, Did it come to your house? Were you able to track it when it reached India?

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Here is my update: Its reached India and waiting for customs examination later that it will go the post office. time frame for this formalities to be completed is 1-2 days. So hopefully i'm getting it on Tuesday Morning.
When did you order yours? How did you find out that it reached India? Mine departed HK on 15th, any idea when i will get it?
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Old 23rd October 2009, 23:38   #280
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A word of caution to DX buyers. Most of their gps units have really crappy batteries. Mine had a battery that lasted just 15 minutes!
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Yes battery is not powerful. Would not last more than 45 mins.

Its not usable without charger in car.
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Regarding the DX PNDs, the 4.8 inch pnd for USD 95 says it has 128MB flash memory.

DealExtreme: $95.00 4.8" LCD 372MHz CPU Windows CE .NET 5.0 Core GPS Navigator with Bluetooth + 2GB Maps SD

The comparision charts also show it as having 128 memory.

The question I have is: is flash memory same as program memory?

Since the more expensive 5.0 model shows only 64mb program memory does it make sense to buy the 4.8 one
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Old 24th October 2009, 10:38   #283
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No, program memory is RAM.
Most of these 372MHz Atlast ones have 64MB of RAM
Infact most units(even Harmon Kaddon, Sony etc.,) have 64MB of RAM tops
Internal flash is internal memory which can be used for storage.
For example native navigation programs are usually on flash, and others on SD card
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No, program memory is RAM.
Most of these 372MHz Atlast ones have 64MB of RAM
Infact most units(even Harmon Kaddon, Sony etc.,) have 64MB of RAM tops
SD card
Thanks Tanveer.
One more question, how would you compare the Mio Digiwalker that you have to the unbranded ones from DX

Atleast from the surface specs and other reports.

Any input would be helpful.
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Old 24th October 2009, 20:21   #285
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Default Windows Ce 6.0 Pnd

There is a whole slew of WINDOWS CE 6.0 PNDs which seem more advanced than the dealextreme ones (also from Hongkong but with shipping to US)

They have updated chipsets and seem more advanced.

4.8?NEW GPS NAVI+SIRF IV+FM transmitter+WINCE6.0+4G MAP - eBay (item 180421740427 end time Oct-28-09 20:08:51 PDT)


Any idea of the suitability of these to load MapMyIndia Maps. Theoretically the ones for HTC should work?
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