Is that a GPS Navigation Button?

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If you saw the new pictures from a UK press event of the LG Panther, you may have noticed a new button in the Bing Maps application. It looks a lot like the a button that might be used for GPS navigation. Considering that Bing Mobile beta for Windows Mobile was recently updated to include full text-to-speech voice prompting GPS navigation features, I think it’s pretty safe to say that you’ll see that capability built into Windows Phone 7. GPS navigation is one of the important multi-tasking scenarios that we’ve become acustomed to, so hopefully Microsoft has allowed the voice prompts to persist even while accessing other applications.

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!