First post-linux post :p Here’s some information regarding gps stuff, good for those new to gps phone.
Typically G-Mouse or Bluetooth type of GPS receiver has better performance than Smart-Phone embedded GPS and !!!Personal Navigator Devices!!!. This is due to much higher interference within those devices.
N95 has similar capabilities to SIRF II GPS chipsets, supposedly is Texas Instrument GPS5300 chipset, which is the same as 6110 but performance/time to lock on lost to 6110.
(gsmarena reviews!!!) from now on
N82 has 3 SIRF star III built in!!! and some windows mobiles have it too!!!
Unluckily, the problem with the slow initial satellite lock still exists with Nokia N82. The phone needs quite some time to find you initial position, especially if you start it when you are in a moving vehicle.
Like the two N95 editions and the N82, Nokia N78 has a built-in GPS receiver. Having tested all of them it’s safe to conclude that Nokia N78 is by far the best performer in the lot. Its receiver is way more sensitive and the slow initial satellite lock problem is completely solved.
Nokia E71 GPS functionality is positive, with only the GPS sensitivity allowing some room for improvement. Still, the E71 is good enough for most users’ needs and won’t cause much disappointment.
Sony Ericsson W760 – We did however have problems with the GPS sensitivity in streets surrounded by tall buildings. We surely hope that those issues will be fixed in the retail version.
Samsung i780 – dont work at all. hardware fail?
HTC TyTN II – integrated Qualcomm gpsOne chipset is not as snappy as the SIRFStar III-based receivers we’ve used
HTC Touch Diamond
While we are pretty happy with the GPS sensitivity of the Qualcomm gpsOne chipset, the same doesn’t go to its energy efficiency. The competing SiRF Star III chipset is much better at that. And coupled with the small capacity battery and the high-res display, the Diamond can’t simply offer much power autonomy with the GPS switched on.
We did a dedicated GPS battery test to see how far you can get with the Touch Diamond in GPS mode. It ran out of juice after 2 hours and 20 minutes of full satellite lock in still position. You should bear in mind that in a moving vehicle those numbers will be lower.
Just for the sake of comparison, the HTC Touch Cruise and the HTC TyTN II lasted about 3.5 – 4 hours in this same test.
The Asus P750 with its SiRF Star III chipset however managed to outshine them all by a good margin – it kept going for 6 hours straight.
iphone 3g – ok… no navigation yet…
N96 is even better than N78 by just abit!
!6110 Navigator – Being much more sensitive than N95
route 66 software is praised.
To summarize our experience with the GPS navigation performance of the Nokia 6110 Navigator, we have to say that it is almost perfect.
6210 Navigator – The display size and the lack of autorotation in navigation mode are among the few downsides that however hinder only in-car usage. As for pedestrian purposes, the Nokia 6210 Navigator is an excellent choice.
battery life – 4 hours with gps on!
n85 sensitivity issue!
Nokia 6220 classic GPS functionality is positive, earning another point for the device. It will hardly leave a user disappointed and if it wasn’t for the screen it could easily compare to dedicated GPS navigation units.
pricey gps unit doesnt mean more accuracy or performance.
though, incar gps is indeed more powerful, even inside building’s parking lot
not all standalone gps units have sirf III chipset!
Vkool depending on percentage of tint could interfere with gps signal!!!