Japan Sees Future in Phones That Give Directions

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Sparky's, May 9, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
  2. macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2004
    America (but i wish it was Japan!)
    sounds awesome
    why can't we take hints from japan and adopt all their good ideas?
  3. macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    "On Star" advertising is very big here in Boston radio & TV. I'm sure that it is all a matter of money and time to have that system here on cell phones. I know that they are pushing to have the GPS system on cell phones soon.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
    this has been going in japan for at least a year now. really, very useful. gps is just starting to enter phones... i kind of feel japan is lacking for idea's on how to innovate their phones. all they seem to be doing is having more complicated software and higher quality cameras...

    just for interest sake, japan is also a country where every driver has a navi, an on dash gps navgation system. it's just standard.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Feb 18, 2003
    Not only is it standard I'd say it's needed! When I was there I found it Ironic that a country so organized and efficent has such messed up building addresses! Heck in Tokyo I'd go into a building, leave from a different exit and had a tough time figuring out where I was! :eek: :eek:

    The big brother paranoia already exisits for cell phones, as it stands right now your cell phone signal can be used to triangulate your position. But I guess this means your location could be availible to other people or companies.

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