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Old 07-03-2013, 04:27 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by revrandy View Post
Nokia. A GPS is built into the Symbian Operating System, as well as full maps. All of this without needing a data connection.
Don't they have maps on Nokia Windows phones as well? Anyways, it is one of the better GPS (road-) navigation systems around (I prefer it to Garmin's stone-age mapping). They own Navteq and offer all the maps for free.

I have the whole world, or at least what is mapped of it for navigation system use, in my phone and usually don't have to worry about maps when I travel somewhere. I also don't have to carry around a clutzy dedicated GPS device.

As for ruggedness, my Zumo died after leaving it in the car during daytime in Winter once. That did not impress me much...

Still, I guess the ease of use and other advantages will make me buy a Montana soon for the motorbike. No need to hassle about with waterproof cases, plugging in the phone after each stop, etc. Plus Topo maps and so on.
I think there might be a more scenic route somewhere...
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