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using wm device with gps and no phone service

by lghitis / October 1, 2009 2:06 AM PDT

Is there a wm device with GPS that I can use without using any phone plan?

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Most likely.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 9:04 PM PDT

I see my ipaq 211 can use a bluetooth GPS so can you use an external bluetooth GPS to augment your phone?

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wm with GPS
by lghitis / October 1, 2009 9:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Most likely.

I was hoping of one device with WM operating system, a large screen and internal GPS.

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wm with internal GPS, large screen and no phone service
by lghitis / October 1, 2009 9:42 PM PDT
In reply to: wm with GPS

It can also be a GPS device that has a WM OS and a large screen without phone service.

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Ahh, the Garmins.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 9:53 PM PDT
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Ps. I have the usual WinMo devices.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 9:57 PM PDT

I'm authoring some WinMo applications and for that I use the usual bluetooth GPS device. Here's one I have ->

It wasn't much compared to some solutions.

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have you considered an 'independant' GPS?
by jonah jones / October 1, 2009 10:18 PM PDT

Garmin, Mio, QUE, Fujicom, Asus

some are "pure" GPS, some combine an mp3 and video player

all a matter of cost



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GPS internal with WM, Large screen, No phone service,
by lghitis / October 2, 2009 12:59 AM PDT

The reason for it is that I have a great golf program WM software. I do have a gps bluetooth device, but is not convenient.
I rather have a device with a large screen, with internal GPS without having to use phone service.

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Throw in a dead SIM card
by Pepe7 / October 6, 2009 12:31 PM PDT

You could look for a used ATT Tilt or Fuze, etc. with internal GPS & wifi on ebay. It doesn't require an active voice plan to utilize the phone features per se. You just have to have *some* SIM card in the slot to get past the initial 'no sim card inserted' error.

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GPS device that allows for cab files to be used
by lghitis / October 9, 2009 5:30 AM PDT

Is there any GPS device that allows for the installation of CAB files and that is not a phone?

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We covered that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2009 10:55 PM PDT

The Garmin WM models.

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Garmin with WM?
by lghitis / October 10, 2009 5:39 AM PDT
In reply to: We covered that.

Which garmin devices have WM?

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The G60 for starters.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2009 11:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Garmin with WM?
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Garmin only has a1 wm device the nuvifone 20
by lghitis / October 10, 2009 12:01 PM PDT
In reply to: The G60 for starters.

The 20is not sold in the US.
The nuvifone 60 of ATT is not a WM phone.


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Tipping my hand.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2009 4:13 AM PDT

I'm authoring WM apps and at the office is the fellow that gets the hardware. I hear him on the phone with Garmin, Motorola and other companies and then he brings me gear to try out. As the landscape moves so fast and looking up I didn't see your geo-location plus more this is why I suggest you keep looking. The stuff is out there. How else does the guy get me devices to test on?

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Sim card and the tilt, gps will work without service and no
by lghitis / October 9, 2009 7:23 AM PDT

I thought the GPS in the phones is service dependent. Is the GPS of the Tilt like the GPS of Navigational devices which does not requiere phone service?

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GPS free/independent on the Tilt
by Pepe7 / October 20, 2009 12:21 PM PDT

For example, I used Tom Tom for awhile w/o any sort of data plan. Of course using the ATT Navigator would cost you extra. Although Tom Tom support for WM is atrocious (and is no longer), it worked pretty well for my needs at the time. Even Verizon does not lock their built in GPS chips on their current smartphones AFAIK.

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