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Do Cell Phones With GPS Interest You?

Some amazing new cell phones — like the Sony Ericsson Idou and the HTC Magic — emerged from the MWC this week.

With so many new handsets being announced, I enjoy finding out what features are being integrated into the latest and greatest devices. And one of the most popular trends this year is GPS functionality. Nokia just debuted the 6710 Navigator and the 6720 Classic, which both feature built-in GPS. The Navigator comes with drive and walk navigation and its touchpad allows you to zoom in and out on the maps. I don't have a car, but the last time I was driving and needed GPS, I just used Telenav GPS for my BlackBerry. But I must admit, I was in awe of the iPhone 3G when it was first released and offered GPS navigation.

What about you? Is GPS something you would care about having on your phone?

Join The Conversation
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
My 1st gen iPhone is pretty accurate with the google maps location finder now. I would LOVE an iPhone 3G with gps built in though. We have a seperate GPS for when we geocache and it would be nice for the 3G to just DO IT ALL.
melizzle melizzle 8 years
Don't need it so long as I have internet access.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
Even though my N95 is now my back up phone I love the GPS.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
honestly my fav feature of the iphone. it's not perfect by any means but i have navigated strange cities by using yelp and gps.
HaterTot HaterTot 8 years
I have it on my phone, but I don't use gps.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
I just use google maps or map quest on my phone if I have to.
HereComesTheSun HereComesTheSun 8 years
I used the GPS on my enV all the time! Now I have the HPC Touch which isn't compatible with the VZ Navigator, so I had to get a TomTom, which I despise, compared to the GPS I had on my old phone.
tiggles101 tiggles101 8 years
No. I'm not as useless and hopeless as other people are.
only-so-cute only-so-cute 8 years
I have Google Maps on my iPhone and that's all i need.
TinaDenali TinaDenali 8 years
I use Google Maps mobile on my Blackberry Curve, not sure if this counts as GPS, but it's saved me on more than several occasions when I was lost.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I wouldn't NEED GPS on my phone, but it sure would be useful. I have to share a TomTom at home, but why have two devices when one does both? I just need something fast and easy to use so that I can find my way to places quickly. I hate having to plan everywhere I need to go at home on the computer before I leave!
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
Yeah I agree with Starangel82. My GPS on my phone talks like a regular one would but it doesn't get too loud and the screen goes into standby if you don't keep playing with it, kind of dangerous. It comes in handy sometimes though but it's not something I have to have.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
It's not that I don't need GPS, but I don't need it on my cell phoen. My phone has it, but I never use it. I'd rather use my Tom Tom where it is in my line of sight. I don't want to have to look down at my cell phone every two seconds trying to figure it out.
kia kia 8 years
I don't need a GPS with my phone. I actually use GIS in work capacities so playing with it for fun doesn't excite me. I could see my husband loving it when he tweets and wants his location cached though, he loves to tech overload though.
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