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Anonymous
December 29, 2004 10:16:36 PM

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I almost bought NAVMAN 1000 today but noticed it did not specifically state
that it was compatible with PPC 2003. Having checked the NAVMAN website I
see that they say their software does not work with PPC 2003 and that "the
situation is unlikely to change".

Can anyone recommend GPS software that will work with PPC 2003? I want to
use this with my iPAQ 2210 in the car and - if possible - would like it to
work alongside AutoRoute and/or Pocket Streets.

Any help gratefully received.

Happy New Year.


Steve
Anonymous
December 29, 2004 10:16:37 PM

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I've always like Mapopolis, and it does work fine on a 2210. Not sure what
you mean by 'alongside' Pocket Streets. You can have them both running as
the PPC is multitasking, but you cannot have them both responding to the GPS
as it comes in on one serial port, only one of the programs can access at a
time.

There is a serial port splitter app that I have seen advertised, but don't
know if this would alleviate this restriction.

--
Sven, MS-MVP Mobile Devices
"StevePlym" <steveplym@tesco.net> wrote in message
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> I almost bought NAVMAN 1000 today but noticed it did not specifically
state
> that it was compatible with PPC 2003. Having checked the NAVMAN website I
> see that they say their software does not work with PPC 2003 and that "the
> situation is unlikely to change".
>
> Can anyone recommend GPS software that will work with PPC 2003? I want to
> use this with my iPAQ 2210 in the car and - if possible - would like it to
> work alongside AutoRoute and/or Pocket Streets.
>
> Any help gratefully received.
>
> Happy New Year.
>
>
> Steve
>
>
Anonymous
December 30, 2004 2:16:54 AM

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StevePlym wrote:
> I almost bought NAVMAN 1000 today but noticed it did not specifically
> state that it was compatible with PPC 2003. Having checked the NAVMAN
> website I see that they say their software does not work with PPC
> 2003 and that "the situation is unlikely to change".
>
> Can anyone recommend GPS software that will work with PPC 2003? I
> want to use this with my iPAQ 2210 in the car and - if possible -
> would like it to work alongside AutoRoute and/or Pocket Streets.
>
> Any help gratefully received.
>
> Happy New Year.
>
>
> Steve

Tom Tom Navigator 3

http://www.tomtom.com/



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December 30, 2004 2:34:19 AM

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On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:18:48 -0700, Sven, MVP-Mobile Devices wrote:

> I've always like Mapopolis, and it does work fine on a 2210.

I looove Mapopolis too, but I don't have the actual Gps device for my
Samsung i700, Do they offer anything like this for the phone? TIA

Me
--
"..........most folks are about as happy as they make up to their minds to
be...." A. Lincoln
Anonymous
December 30, 2004 11:56:55 AM

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What about PPC 2003SE VGA?

Mapopolis says it does not fully support VGA and has cosmetic issues.

Thanks,
Justin
Anonymous
December 30, 2004 6:14:42 PM

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It doesn't appear that the phone has BT, but it does seem to have an SDIO
slot. It does also seem to support serial at the sync port. There are SDIO
GPS units, but they are a little expensive, I think, and it looks like your
slot is on the side(?). That might make it a bit awkward.

I notice that Pharos has a cabled solution for you
http://services.pharosgps.com/shopping/store/comersus_v....
This fits with their iGPS360 unit that comes with one of the Streets and
Trips bundles. I have one and it works quite well, but it is good sized. You
might look for some of the many serially attached, GPS puck options.

--
Sven, MS-MVP Mobile Devices
"Me" <spamsome1@else.net> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:18:48 -0700, Sven, MVP-Mobile Devices wrote:
>
> > I've always like Mapopolis, and it does work fine on a 2210.
>
> I looove Mapopolis too, but I don't have the actual Gps device for my
> Samsung i700, Do they offer anything like this for the phone? TIA
>
> Me
> --
> "..........most folks are about as happy as they make up to their minds to
> be...." A. Lincoln
December 31, 2004 10:46:57 PM

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On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 15:14:42 -0700, Sven, MVP-Mobile Devices wrote:

> It doesn't appear that the phone has BT, but it does seem to have an SDIO
> slot. It does also seem to support serial at the sync port. There are SDIO
> GPS units, but they are a little expensive, I think, and it looks like your
> slot is on the side(?). That might make it a bit awkward.

Yes it is, and you right it will be too uncomfortable....:) 

> I notice that Pharos has a cabled solution for you
> http://services.pharosgps.com/shopping/store/comersus_v....
> This fits with their iGPS360 unit that comes with one of the Streets and
> Trips bundles. I have one and it works quite well, but it is good sized. You
> might look for some of the many serially attached, GPS puck options.
Will do, thanks Sven.

Happy New Year,

Me
--
"..........most folks are about as happy as they make up to their minds to
be...." A. Lincoln
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 11:23:34 PM

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StevePlym wrote:
> I almost bought NAVMAN 1000 today but noticed it did not specifically
> state that it was compatible with PPC 2003. Having checked the NAVMAN
> website I see that they say their software does not work with PPC
> 2003 and that "the situation is unlikely to change".
>
> Can anyone recommend GPS software that will work with PPC 2003? I
> want to use this with my iPAQ 2210 in the car and - if possible -
> would like it to work alongside AutoRoute and/or Pocket Streets.
>
> Any help gratefully received.
>
> Happy New Year.
>
>
> Steve

The Navman 1000 is a CF Format GPS Receiver, it is not GPS Software.
Navman's SmartST, TomTom Navigator, CoPilot V5 and many more all work fine
with WM2003.

--
Darren Griffin
PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 11:51:18 PM

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Darren, many thanks for your input.

The more I've looked the more inclined I am towards TomTom 3 as this seems a
more elegant solution that NavMan.

My only problem now is finding it to purchase in UK! Been trawling around
various stores this last few days and none seem to have it in stock. As soon
as I locate it I'll check out the thing and give some thought as to how it
might best fit in the car.


Steve

"Darren Griffin - PocketGPSWorld" <darren@pocketgpsworld.com> wrote in
message news:etVvbId8EHA.1596@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> StevePlym wrote:
>> I almost bought NAVMAN 1000 today but noticed it did not specifically
>> state that it was compatible with PPC 2003. Having checked the NAVMAN
>> website I see that they say their software does not work with PPC
>> 2003 and that "the situation is unlikely to change".
>>
>> Can anyone recommend GPS software that will work with PPC 2003? I
>> want to use this with my iPAQ 2210 in the car and - if possible -
>> would like it to work alongside AutoRoute and/or Pocket Streets.
>>
>> Any help gratefully received.
>>
>> Happy New Year.
>>
>>
>> Steve
>
> The Navman 1000 is a CF Format GPS Receiver, it is not GPS Software.
> Navman's SmartST, TomTom Navigator, CoPilot V5 and many more all work fine
> with WM2003.
>
> --
> Darren Griffin
> PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
> The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
>
>
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 11:51:19 PM

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Steve,
What are you calling TomTom 3? Navigator 2004?

I got this reply back from TomTom.com:

TomTom Navigator does support full VGA mode however it has not yet been
fully tested with the iPAQ 4700 series. We are hoping to release an update
soon that will allow full functionality. Please keep in touch with our
website for details. If you have any further questions please let us know.

Regards,

USA Customer Support


"StevePlym" <steveplym@tesco.net> wrote in message
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> Darren, many thanks for your input.
>
> The more I've looked the more inclined I am towards TomTom 3 as this seems
> a more elegant solution that NavMan.
>
> My only problem now is finding it to purchase in UK! Been trawling around
> various stores this last few days and none seem to have it in stock. As
> soon as I locate it I'll check out the thing and give some thought as to
> how it might best fit in the car.
>
>
> Steve
>
> "Darren Griffin - PocketGPSWorld" <darren@pocketgpsworld.com> wrote in
> message news:etVvbId8EHA.1596@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> StevePlym wrote:
>>> I almost bought NAVMAN 1000 today but noticed it did not specifically
>>> state that it was compatible with PPC 2003. Having checked the NAVMAN
>>> website I see that they say their software does not work with PPC
>>> 2003 and that "the situation is unlikely to change".
>>>
>>> Can anyone recommend GPS software that will work with PPC 2003? I
>>> want to use this with my iPAQ 2210 in the car and - if possible -
>>> would like it to work alongside AutoRoute and/or Pocket Streets.
>>>
>>> Any help gratefully received.
>>>
>>> Happy New Year.
>>>
>>>
>>> Steve
>>
>> The Navman 1000 is a CF Format GPS Receiver, it is not GPS Software.
>> Navman's SmartST, TomTom Navigator, CoPilot V5 and many more all work
>> fine with WM2003.
>>
>> --
>> Darren Griffin
>> PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
>> The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 12:36:39 AM

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StevePlym wrote:
> Darren, many thanks for your input.
>
> The more I've looked the more inclined I am towards TomTom 3 as this
> seems a more elegant solution that NavMan.
>
> My only problem now is finding it to purchase in UK! Been trawling
> around various stores this last few days and none seem to have it in
> stock. As soon as I locate it I'll check out the thing and give some
> thought as to how it might best fit in the car.

Depending on which PocketPC you have, TomTom do a reasonable carkit,
alternatively by far the best are the Brodit cradle solutions,
www.brodit.com

Try www.totalpda.co.uk, www.globalpositioningsystems.co.uk and
www.handtec.com, there are more on our site :) 


--
Darren Griffin
PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 10:24:34 AM

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Justin Emlay wrote:
> Steve,
> What are you calling TomTom 3? Navigator 2004?
>
> I got this reply back from TomTom.com:
>
> TomTom Navigator does support full VGA mode however it has not yet
> been fully tested with the iPAQ 4700 series. We are hoping to release
> an update soon that will allow full functionality. Please keep in
> touch with our website for details. If you have any further questions
> please let us know.
> Regards,
>
> USA Customer Support

TomTom Navigator 4 is not available in the UK. The latest PPC Version is
TomTom Navigator 3. This does not support VGA or Landscape.

--
Darren Griffin
PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 12:47:45 PM

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I still don't know what you are calling Naigator 3 and 4.

If you go to TomTom.com they only have "Navigator 2004" for sale. Are you
calling 2004... 4?

Thanks,
Justin


"Darren Griffin - PocketGPSWorld" <darren@pocketgpsworld.com> wrote in
message news:%23O%23oy5i8EHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Justin Emlay wrote:
>> Steve,
>> What are you calling TomTom 3? Navigator 2004?
>>
>> I got this reply back from TomTom.com:
>>
>> TomTom Navigator does support full VGA mode however it has not yet
>> been fully tested with the iPAQ 4700 series. We are hoping to release
>> an update soon that will allow full functionality. Please keep in
>> touch with our website for details. If you have any further questions
>> please let us know.
>> Regards,
>>
>> USA Customer Support
>
> TomTom Navigator 4 is not available in the UK. The latest PPC Version is
> TomTom Navigator 3. This does not support VGA or Landscape.
>
> --
> Darren Griffin
> PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
> The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
>
>
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 8:31:42 PM

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Darren, I am using iPAQ 2210 - from what I've seen on the TomTom website it
seems my PDA is supported.

I guess I'll go for the TomTo carkit - if only because I can get both at the
same time!

Thanks for your help.


Steve

"Darren Griffin - PocketGPSWorld" <darren@pocketgpsworld.com> wrote in
message news:eqxDSxd8EHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> StevePlym wrote:
>> Darren, many thanks for your input.
>>
>> The more I've looked the more inclined I am towards TomTom 3 as this
>> seems a more elegant solution that NavMan.
>>
>> My only problem now is finding it to purchase in UK! Been trawling
>> around various stores this last few days and none seem to have it in
>> stock. As soon as I locate it I'll check out the thing and give some
>> thought as to how it might best fit in the car.
>
> Depending on which PocketPC you have, TomTom do a reasonable carkit,
> alternatively by far the best are the Brodit cradle solutions,
> www.brodit.com
>
> Try www.totalpda.co.uk, www.globalpositioningsystems.co.uk and
> www.handtec.com, there are more on our site :) 
>
>
> --
> Darren Griffin
> PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
> The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
>
>
Anonymous
January 5, 2005 5:04:01 PM

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"Justin Emlay" wrote:
>I still don't know what you are calling Naigator 3 and 4.
>
> If you go to TomTom.com they only have "Navigator 2004" for sale. Are you
> calling 2004... 4?
>
> Thanks,
> Justin

Confusing isn't it! The latest PocketPC variant of TomTom in the UK/EU is
TomTom Navigator 3, there is no v4. The US has v4 which uses the newer
common navigation engine. Over here that is already available on the
Smartphone, Palm and GO platforms as well as a adding to the confusion with
a special HP only bundle called the HP Navigation Pack.

v4 has not been released for PocketPC here as it would currently be a
retrograde step lacking as it does features such as Itinerary and Traffic.
TomTom are working on these and when they are available on the common
navigation engine platform we 'should' see the launch of v4 for UK/EU.
--
Darren Griffin
PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
Anonymous
January 5, 2005 5:04:02 PM

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I think I get it.

So since I'm in the US I should not even worry about v3 and v4 and just
concentrate on the fact that 2004 seems to be the newest version. Anyone
know if a 2005 is right around the corner that I should wait for?

Thanks Darren
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 1:57:30 AM

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Mm, Darren, tell me more about the HP Navigation Pack?

Since I possess an iPAQ 2210 would I be better offgoing for the Navigation
Pack or should I still look out for TomTom 3 Bluetooth?


Steve

"Darren Griffin - PocketGPSWorld" <darren@pocketgpsworld.com> wrote in
message news:%23SHNo9y8EHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> "Justin Emlay" wrote:
>>I still don't know what you are calling Naigator 3 and 4.
>>
>> If you go to TomTom.com they only have "Navigator 2004" for sale. Are
>> you calling 2004... 4?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Justin
>
> Confusing isn't it! The latest PocketPC variant of TomTom in the UK/EU is
> TomTom Navigator 3, there is no v4. The US has v4 which uses the newer
> common navigation engine. Over here that is already available on the
> Smartphone, Palm and GO platforms as well as a adding to the confusion
> with a special HP only bundle called the HP Navigation Pack.
>
> v4 has not been released for PocketPC here as it would currently be a
> retrograde step lacking as it does features such as Itinerary and Traffic.
> TomTom are working on these and when they are available on the common
> navigation engine platform we 'should' see the launch of v4 for UK/EU.
> --
> Darren Griffin
> PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
> The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
>
>
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 10:55:42 AM

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StevePlym wrote:
> Mm, Darren, tell me more about the HP Navigation Pack?
>
> Since I possess an iPAQ 2210 would I be better offgoing for the
> Navigation Pack or should I still look out for TomTom 3 Bluetooth?

It's a bundle complete with a HP rz1710 PDA. Not available any other way.
If you have TTN3 aalready then it is a retrograde step as it lacks many
features including Itinerary and Traffic.
http://www.tomtom.com/products/product.php?ID=24&Langua...

Look at it as TomTom Navigator 4 before all the features we need to justify
it as an upgrade from v3 have been added! And the rz1710 is a dog slow PDA
anyway :( 

--
Darren Griffin
PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 9:21:04 PM

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Thanks for that reply Darren.

I still stick with my quest to find TomTom 3, Bluetooth and the carkit for
my iPAQ 2210.

Difficult to find it in stock anywhere so soon after Christmas - and I'm
reluctant to buy off the internet as I'd prefer to eyeball the carkit to get
some clues as how best to fit it.


Steve

"Darren Griffin - PocketGPSWorld" <darren@pocketgpsworld.com> wrote in
message news:o OM4fU88EHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> StevePlym wrote:
>> Mm, Darren, tell me more about the HP Navigation Pack?
>>
>> Since I possess an iPAQ 2210 would I be better offgoing for the
>> Navigation Pack or should I still look out for TomTom 3 Bluetooth?
>
> It's a bundle complete with a HP rz1710 PDA. Not available any other
> way. If you have TTN3 aalready then it is a retrograde step as it lacks
> many features including Itinerary and Traffic.
> http://www.tomtom.com/products/product.php?ID=24&Langua...
>
> Look at it as TomTom Navigator 4 before all the features we need to
> justify it as an upgrade from v3 have been added! And the rz1710 is a dog
> slow PDA anyway :( 
>
> --
> Darren Griffin
> PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
> The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
>
>
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 11:00:27 PM

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StevePlym wrote:
> Thanks for that reply Darren.
>
> I still stick with my quest to find TomTom 3, Bluetooth and the
> carkit for my iPAQ 2210.
>
> Difficult to find it in stock anywhere so soon after Christmas - and
> I'm reluctant to buy off the internet as I'd prefer to eyeball the
> carkit to get some clues as how best to fit it.

You'd be much better buying from a specialist e-retailer such as TotalPDA or
Global Positioning Systems as you'll get the best price and they have stock.
The carkit is just a dedicated 2210 cradle with a flexible arm and suction
mount.


--
Darren Griffin
PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 11:01:08 PM

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Justin Emlay wrote:
> I think I get it.
>
> So since I'm in the US I should not even worry about v3 and v4 and
> just concentrate on the fact that 2004 seems to be the newest
> version. Anyone know if a 2005 is right around the corner that I
> should wait for?
> Thanks Darren

The US had 2004 only recently. I wouldn't expect an update to this anytime
soon.

--
Darren Griffin
PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 11:40:41 PM

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Thanks for that - I've been keeping an eye out in PC World where they seem
to be selling it for the same price as the TomTom website.

Are thers doing it for less than that?


Steve

"Darren Griffin - PocketGPSWorld" <darren@pocketgpsworld.com> wrote in
message news:ew6TfpC9EHA.3920@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> StevePlym wrote:
>> Thanks for that reply Darren.
>>
>> I still stick with my quest to find TomTom 3, Bluetooth and the
>> carkit for my iPAQ 2210.
>>
>> Difficult to find it in stock anywhere so soon after Christmas - and
>> I'm reluctant to buy off the internet as I'd prefer to eyeball the
>> carkit to get some clues as how best to fit it.
>
> You'd be much better buying from a specialist e-retailer such as TotalPDA
> or Global Positioning Systems as you'll get the best price and they have
> stock. The carkit is just a dedicated 2210 cradle with a flexible arm and
> suction mount.
>
>
> --
> Darren Griffin
> PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
> The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
>
>
Anonymous
January 7, 2005 10:42:54 AM

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StevePlym wrote:
> Thanks for that - I've been keeping an eye out in PC World where they
> seem to be selling it for the same price as the TomTom website.
>
> Are thers doing it for less than that?
>
>
> Steve


Take a look :)  www.totalpda.co.uk, www.globalpositioningsystems.co.uk ,
www.handnav.co.uk , www.easydevices.co.uk , www.handtec.com .

--
Darren Griffin
PocketGPSWorld - www.pocketgpsworld.com
The Premier GPS Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
Anonymous
January 10, 2005 2:57:59 PM

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Ok. 2004 sounds good then.

I just got back from CES where I got a chance to talk to some TomTom sales
guys. None of them new of any trouble with the iPAQ 4705 so I asked if they
had a demo. They took my 4705 and hooked me up. The program completely
failed at TRUE 480X640. However it seemed to work fine at the normal pixel
doubled 480X640. But then again they had no maps for me to scroll around
on. None they where willing to send to my SD card anyway :) 

But the sales guy did know that a specific bundle was going to come out for
the 4705 which will include a cradle. So I'm excitedly (?) waiting for
that!

Justin
!