Yes but without aGPS, it's going to take a longer time for GPS to lock.
I just bought the Nokia 5230 and it seems that you have two options for the GPS, a standalone GPS device without using data, and A-GPS using the network data; is this correct??
Last edited by superace; 10-10-2010 at 10:25 AM.
Thanks! Does that include standalone GPS mode for maps of Canada and US? If that's the case, then I can use it without the data/roaming charges when traveling.
Download maps for Canada, disable aGPS, and you are set to go.
Nokia 5230 is probably one of the cheapest touch smartphone with built in GPS receiver. GPS stands for global positioning system. It comes in handy while traveling. If you going to a new place and are looking for a restaurant,bus station etc GPS can guide you by plotting route to your destination.GPS is usually a feature of high end smartphones. So instead of getting a standalone GPS device which is going to cost you at least $100, you can get Nokia 5230 by paying a little more.
3g Mobile Phones
any one know about the map update on this mobile?
can you pay to get map update?
or is it free?
also what is the name stand alone GPS software it include ?
Download OVI suite from Nokia onto a PC. Connect the phone via USB. once the phone is recognised by Ovi Suite, Go to Maps (in Ovi suite) where you can select and download the maps/voices you want (assuming you have space on your sd card)
It's free to download maps and update the Ovi maps software
Note in Ovi Maps (on your phone), there's an "on-line/off-line" setting.
"on-line" tries to download in realtime as you drive via a dataplan (ala google maps)
"off-line" will use the on board maps that you downloaded (no data plan needed)
This might just work