Re: Reason not to buy an iPhone
- From: "Rotten Apple" <rotten@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:44:29 -0500
"Sandman" <mr@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
ed <news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
According to Mossberg in the WSJ "Among its many features, Apple's
iPhone is equipped with GPS and includes manual, written driving
directions built into its standard Maps application. But that
doesn't automatically bring up each turn sequentially, and it lacks
My Sprint 8830 'Berry has Sprint Navigation. It is included in the
$30/mo data service. It announces turns, including street names. It
brings up the turns in sequence. I has lookup functions for
favorites, recent addresses, random addresses, street intersections,
cities, airports, business names, and business categories (eg.
restaurants). It has a "search near" function to localize the search
to a spot not where you happen to be. It is also linked to the
book entries. It has 5 routing options and traffic alerts. The
display includes the nest turn, the next street name, distance to the
turn and total distance.
Much nicer than the Apple product. And less to buy and maintain.
Two words: Tom Tom
TomTom devices are cool (I have one, along with a Garmin), but I'm not
convinced that the TomTom app is better than the Sprint app- even
ignoring the fact the TomTom app costs $100 on the iphone vs being
included with the Sprint data plan. specifically:
- the lack of text to speech by itself really sucks for any gps device
these days (and what's up with TomTom's continued insistence on not
breaking up restaurant's by category (on all devices, as well as the
- and no traffic info? c'mon....
I use neither, so it doesn't apply to me. I haven't seen the Sprint
app, but I've never seen any GPS device to come close to a TomTom...
That, plus the fact that I actually trust Tom Elams total lack of
sense for quality :)
Tom will cease to annoy you if you have a bite of Turing's apple.
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