Hi Will be upgrading my mobile phone shortly. Was toying with the idea of getting one with inbuilt GPS. Has anyone got experience with these. I don't want to go the TomTom route, but the phone one appeals to me. Thanks
Thanks guys and sorry for the delay. Your answers certainly give me food for thought. The only downside I was told about by vodafone ( my supplier) was when using sat nav, it is VERY heavy on the batteries. I'll leave this as un-resolved for now, in case there are more answers. Thanks again
Beta - No problem. That's where the XDA Orbit is slightly better spec as it has wifi, not too bothered about 3G though.
daisy2bell - it can be heavy on the battery but when I use mine I always have it plugged into the cigarette lighter socket. One thing to be aware of is that the GPS will try to update it's satellites at intervals which you can't amend (only by uninstalling the QuickGPS update software which defeats the object really) so it will connect automatically to GPRS to do this and of course unless your tariff includes GPRS time you will be charged for it. There is a piece of freeware called NoData which can be installed which enables you to turn off your data connections and when needed you can turn it back on at anytime.
make sure you have a good data bundle as well otherwise you will end up with a huge bill as it uses gprs internet to get maps and updates. T mobile have a web and walk plan that gives you up to a gig of access every month for an extra 7.50 on top of your voice plan