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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BiikeMike, Dec 14, 2007.
looks like things are finally moving along for the iphone : )
This is super awesome. I would love to have interactive google earth on my iphone.
i was hoping this would happen. exact reason why i have yet to buy a gps unit. should work for ipt as well id assume
interesting... Can't wait til google improves the cell tower triangulations. We shall see
I'm surpised more people are not interested in this.......
I am interested. I wouldn't use it all the time, but it would be a fun toy. Hopefully not too too much money.
Hopefully it will be fully functional with the touch as well. That alone might sell additional touches if there software and maps are any good.
I have mixed feelings about this. Unless the device has a port on the bottom to also plug it into a car adapter, any GPS unit will be a HUGE battery hog. It would be nice for a GPS solution to come out in February when the SDK is released, for something official. The idea is great, but I question the functionality.
They say you can pre order for $89. not to expensive I think. I'll definately check it out when they release it for my touch!
I have a Garmin Nuvi for my car, but if I can get it on my Touch for when I travel, that would be awesome!
yea, if it was an adapter for plugging in your phone while you're in the car, then the Battery problem wouldn't be an issue... I can imagine it being a battery hog as well
Too many antennae getting put at the bottom of the phone.
Darned thing is built backwards
That's why a lot of the old PDAs had CF card slot(s) at the top... so you could put radios where they should be!
I have ZERO interest in hacking my phone to use this. If they can get "Made for iPhone" certified and are able to use the 3rd party SDK, I'd be all over this for the $89 they estimate it costing. The main remaining issue however, is that it totally can't have it be as large and unweildy as it looks now. It needs to look like that original rumored "TomTom" GPS. About 1/2 inch clearance from the iPhone to the end of the device and a nice plastic housing (which I think they already mention).
I guess we'll see what they're able to do in the end. Eventually I'd love turn-by-turn directions and truly excellent mapping. I think someone said something about 1 GB of mapping components that are usually needed to get something like this right...
I love the new concept image...
If they can get it down to that size? PERFECT.
well I think it would make sense to keep the maps on the gps adapter itself. That way it could have its own interface so you wouldn't need iTunes.