by Chuong Nguyen | March 3, 2010 3:05 AM
The iPhone already exploits WiFi and cellular triangulation for quick GPS locks as well as general, non-accurate location information through Skyhook Wireless, and it looks like Microsoft may be tapping Navizon for quick satellite acquisition times as well as for context-based search results on Windows Phone 7 Series. Though specifics of the partnership were not announced, TechCrunch is reporting that "Microsoft will use geo-positioning startup Navizon to power geolocation for mobile users. Navizon said today in a statementthat it had signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft to allow ...
by Chuong Nguyen | February 23, 2010 5:08 AM
The Motorola Droid took home three awards from the 2009 Engadget Awards, winning in the category of best gadget, best smartphone, and best GPS. The Droid is one of the first Android smartphone that was a hit with consumers, partly due to the huge marketing campaign with Verizon Wireless. 2009 was a busy year for smartphones with the release of the HTC Hero, the HTC Touch Pro2 and Diamond2, the HTC HD2 internationally, the Droid, webOS-based Palm Pre and Palm Pixi. 2010 is already shaping up to be even more memorable as Windows Phone 7 Series devices may be rolling out by the end of the ...
by Chuong Nguyen | February 23, 2010 3:03 AM
While the Garmin-Asus Nuvifone M10 will be running on Windows Mobile 6.5.3, its cousin will be sporting Android. The Nuvifone A50 was previewed by Mobile Tech World and shown with multi-touch implementation on Android 1.6.
by Chuong Nguyen | February 11, 2010 1:31 AM
With Mobile World Congress just around the corner and the expectation for Microsoft to announce Windows Mobile 7, rumors are now circulating that the Redmond, Washington software maker may make previous generations of Windows Mobile--Windows Mobile 6.x--free for developing countries. The move may help Microsoft capture market share and also earn the loyalty of users hooked on Windows Mobile as one of their first OS platforms. By making Windows Mobile 6.x free in developing countries, Microsoft could still capitalize on the newer Windows Mobile 7 and hardware partners could still sell new ...
by Joe Levi | February 10, 2010 10:06 PM
Google Maps for Android has just reached version 4.0, and with it comes Google Buzz. What is Buzz? Buzz extends the functionilty of "Latitude" (which allows you to share your location with friends, and their location with you). Imagine a location-aware Twitter-like layer overlaid on the Map which allows you to see the locations of everybody using Buzz, thier location-aware messages, and an attached photo (optional). Additionally, you can reply to other people's Buzz messages. To download Google Maps 4.0, visit: m.google.com/maps from your Android. Google Maps 4.0 is also available for ...
by Adam Z. Lein | February 9, 2010 4:29 PM
Google Maps for Windows Mobile has just reached version 4.0, and with it comes Google Buzz. While Google Maps already has "Latitude" which will allow you to see and share your location with friends, the Buzz layer allows you to see the locations of everybody using Buzz along with thier location-aware little messages. You can also make comments on other people's Buzz messages. To download Google Maps 4.0, visit: m.google.com/maps
by Chuong Nguyen | February 9, 2010 3:54 PM
CoPilot is adding several new features to its Windows Mobile and Android GPS turn-by-turn navigation software, including local search and traffic and fuel price, the latter two are premium features available at an added cost. Local search will allow users to search the internet for local points of interests (POIs) and should offer more POIs than what is built into the app. Traffic and fuel search are premium add-ons. Traffic will allow the app to re-route you based on traffic conditions and fuel prices will check local gas stations, based on your GPS location, for the cheapest fuel prices. ...
by Chuong Nguyen | January 22, 2010 9:25 AM
The largest phone maker in the world has announced Thursday that it has made available its Ovi Maps--Nokia's turn-by-turn GPS navigation solution--free for the company's smartphones. In a bid to try and capture some of the US market--which has thus far been dominated by RIM and newcomer Apple--Nokia's move can be seen as competitive with Google, which has offered free turn-by-turn GPS navigation on Google Maps with Navigation on select Android devices for the US market. Nokia is responding by saying its Ovi Maps service will be in over seventy countries and nearly fifty different languages ...
by Chuong Nguyen | January 20, 2010 9:00 PM
While not a lot has changed between the Sprint Palm Pre and the Sprint Palm Pixi on the outside, Palm made some incremental upgrades that give both devices a more polished look befitting of their "plus" moniker on Verizon Wireless; the devices were officially announced at CES earlier in the month. In the video below, we'll give you a quick unboxing and hardware tour of the Palm Pixi Plus and Palm Pre Plus, which will both be available on Verizon Wireless beginning January 25. The Pre Plus is getting double the storage--up to 16 GB from 8 GB from the Sprint Pre model. Additionally, the Palm ...
by Chuong Nguyen | January 7, 2010 7:13 PM
MobileNavigator has been one of the best GPS turn-by-turn, voice guidance software for the iPhone and now Navigon is bringing the software to Android and Windows Mobile in the US officially. The company has had its MobileNavigator GPS mapping software in other geographic areas, but this should be a welcomed addition for US users. The software will retail for $89, though it's on sale for $69 now through Valentine's Day for Windows Mobile; the Android edition is coming in Spring. The software features Lane Assist, which tells you the lane you need to be in to make a turn, and also Reality ...