All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 09-01-2008, 02:01 AM
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In the past I have rather been a supporter of Nokia Maps; it's not as good as a dedicated system of course but perfectly good for getting from A to B.

Except today. I was on an A Road, there was a satellite lock (according to the phone) but apparently I was in a field. I stayed 'not on a road', so the phone said, for some time before it eventually sorted its life out. In the meantime at least it had the good humour to keep telling me to turn in various random directions, several of them several hundreds of miles from where I wasn't.

Has anyone else experienced quite this level of random madness?
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:13 AM
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This sort of thing happens to dedicated sat navs too. I've seen it happen to my folk's one. Going down the A19 and next thing ya know it showed us in the middle of nowhere for about 10 minutes or so.
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:37 AM
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The built in Nokia maps are actually pretty good - the interface is nice to use, though it lacks a few configuration options that are common in other devices.

My only gripe is that these apps don't allow the user to customize the information presented on screen - sometimes it can be nice to know altitude, time to next waypoint, etc.

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Old 09-01-2008, 08:30 AM
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I get this with the new Linslade bypass, but then again my wife's TomTom on her E50 has the same problem. Apart from the lack of traffic information, I prefer Maps to TomTom.

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Old 09-01-2008, 09:02 AM
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I've not seen this using Tom Tom on three different systems over the last 4 years (Dell Axim, Tom Tom One, and E90 based). I have seen it, many years ago, with an American NeverLost system (possibly before the accuracy of GPS was improved).
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this may be a silly answer but is your handset keypad down? it can sometimes not read gps if the handset is up - always make sure ur handset is down when using gps

it happened to me once it kept puting me in a field but then when i opened the keypad it was fine.

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Old 10-01-2008, 02:48 AM
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The keypad was open, so I don't think that was the problem. Good tip, though.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:51 AM
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Have you been using an FM Transmitter for your MP3 player? That makes the satnavs go crazy as well
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