Latest phones get satnav software option
24 February 2009 — 4:30 PM
The latest phones can easily be turned into a satellite navigation system (satnav) using a new software system, one expert claims.
In an article for the Trusted Reviews website this week, James Morris puts the latest technological offering from Navigon to the test and concludes that for those with GPS-enabled smartphones, it could provide an interesting solution.
The manufacturer's Mobile Navigator 7 software is singled out for praise in a number of areas, including features like Take Me Home - which offers a programmable default location - and a My Destinations facility.
Also applauded is the ability to import addresses from Windows Mobile Contacts, although Mr Morris adds this was a feature he had some difficulty using.
"[Mobile Navigator 7 is] well worth considering if you do want to save on the gadget clutter and turn the smartphone in your pocket into a part-time satnav."
The system is compatible with devices running the third edition of Symbian S60 or Windows Mobile 5 or above.
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