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Old 31st July 2010, 00:22   #31
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slightly OT: I am confused here guys, we are repeatedly asked to switch off all electronic devices while take off and landing. is switching on the gps mid flight safe? does it or rather CAN it interfere with an aircraft's electronic systems?
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Guys,

Which is the GPS enabled phone with best battery backup and without nuisance like software hang etc around Rs15000 budget? Thanks in advance for your replies.
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Guys,

Which is the GPS enabled phone with best battery backup and without nuisance like software hang etc around Rs15000 budget? Thanks in advance for your replies.
You can check out the galaxy 5/3. Galaxy 3 is around 12k. 5 has smaller screen and is about 9k. They run on Andoird. So comes with google maps.

You might want to install the brut mod of google maps, which will enable you to save the map locally.
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[quote=gkrishn;2100577]You can check out the galaxy 5/3. [quote]

Galaxy is from samsung, right?
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SatGuide is now covering 810 cities and also providing India map for the Garmin GPS devices including the nuvi PNDs.
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You might want to install the brut mod of google maps, which will enable you to save the map locally.
what is brute mod of google maps?
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slightly OT: I am confused here guys, we are repeatedly asked to switch off all electronic devices while take off and landing. is switching on the gps mid flight safe? does it or rather CAN it interfere with an aircraft's electronic systems?
Yes, It would interfere. It would be hunting for signals from transmission towers and satellites.

Anyways, why would you need to check GPS on a flight ?
As it is you are not navigating anywhere or controlling anything !!

@skdking : Tried asking google baba ?

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Just bought Nokia E5. Early experiments with GPS are excellent. It catches satellite within minutes. City maps are good, though I wont depend on this for turn-by-turn navigation unless I am completely lost.
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Hi All,

I am contemplating buying a Gramin-Asus A10 phone (primary consideration being its GPS capabilities). Any feedback regarding this is appreciated.
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not sure if anybody noticed, microsoft has released navigation for windows mobile phones with bing. seems to have work well from what I can see in reviews.
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My ASUS cannot lock onto any satellite when inside a train compartment.
Tried from 2 AC.
Even 5 mins later not a single sat got locked on.

Anyone tried connecting from inside a train.
My Nokia with ovi maps works well from within AC coach. Tried even yesterday on my way back from Trivandrum.
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slightly OT: I am confused here guys, we are repeatedly asked to switch off all electronic devices while take off and landing. is switching on the gps mid flight safe? does it or rather CAN it interfere with an aircraft's electronic systems?
It does not interfere with Aircraft navigation since GPS is a "passive" device.
Following Airlines allow it on board once aircraft is on cruising altitude.

Airlines which APPROVE/DISPROVE GPS use in Flight

However as a precaution:

1. Do check that all "active" RF like bluetooth is off.
2. Send an email to customer care to airline asking if GPS is allowed. And do carry printout of written confirmation.
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not sure if anybody noticed, microsoft has released navigation for windows mobile phones with bing. seems to have work well from what I can see in reviews.
This is really working great in US. I tried this today in my HD2 and got a pleasant surprise. It has voice guided route navigation and it automatically reroutes if you go in other way. cool.
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It does not interfere with Aircraft navigation since GPS is a "passive" device.
Following Airlines allow it on board once aircraft is on cruising altitude.

Airlines which APPROVE/DISPROVE GPS use in Flight

However as a precaution:

1. Do check that all "active" RF like bluetooth is off.
2. Send an email to customer care to airline asking if GPS is allowed. And do carry printout of written confirmation.
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Yes, It would interfere. It would be hunting for signals from transmission towers and satellites.

Anyways, why would you need to check GPS on a flight ?
As it is you are not navigating anywhere or controlling anything !!

I used my GPS in flight and I could see where we were flying, specially looking at the river/other geograhical structures from the window and then in the GPS. quite fun actually.

my airline said electronic devices could be turned on except cellphones once at cruising altitude. even laptops with wifi are allowed (there was inflight internet for 10$ I think.
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I have been using Map my india maps on my Iphone 3GS.
this is how the set up looks like,who needs a separate navigation device.
the Belkin Dock,acts as a handsfree,and sound out put for voice navigation and calls is from speakers through AUX.
this is how it looks.
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