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Compatible Cell Phone?

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:29 am
by Wilbur
Hi, I'd like to put together an all-in-one, combining a cellphone for voice and data, camera, MP3 and PDA that supports Pathaway.

Can someone suggest a combination phone that supports the software as is?

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:46 pm
by Dodger
You might want to consider the Palm Treo 650... (http://www.palm.com/us/products/smartphones/treo650/) - The only thing you would need would be an external bluetooth GPS. (The Treo doesn't have a GPS built in...)

Dodger

Re: Compatible Cell Phone?

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:34 pm
by passaro
Wilbur wrote:Hi, I'd like to put together an all-in-one, combining a cellphone for voice and data, camera, MP3 and PDA that supports Pathaway.

Can someone suggest a combination phone that supports the software as is?


Hello,

I am using the HTC TyTN , that runs all thefeatures you mentioned plus video call and has an included querty keyboard. You need an external bluetoth GPS receiver.
http://www.htc.com/product/03-products-1.htm

You might consider its successor, that the HTC TyTN II, that has improved memory and an internal GPS receiver.
http://www.htc.com/product/03-product_tytn_II.htm

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:49 am
by Wilbur
It appears getting all the features I was asking for in an integrated-GPS cell would be at least $500 unlocked.
So I'm headed for bluetooth.

If I got a Treo 650/680 (looks like $150 on eBay unlocked), would the only additional thing I'd need be something like this:

http://www.buy.com/prod/pharos-igps-500 ... 01093.html

Or would I need other additional accessories or software?

Thanks for your help, I'm not much up on cell phones (my current plan is Tmobile prepaid GSM.)

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:17 am
by Dodger
The BT GPS you refer to seems to have a pretty short battery life between charges - I would suggest you might want to look into the iTrek M3 for the same price as yours, but with a 15 hr battery life. (http://www.semsons.com/im3blgpsresi.html) I use this GPS with my Palm TX using Pathaway and am VERY happy with it.

There is also the GlobalSat BT338 (http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/bt338.php) or BT339 (http://www.amazon.com/Arkon-Bluetooth-BT339-Receiver-SiRFstarIII/dp/B000EIHWJ0)

Better prices can be found for all of these devices with a simple Google search.

Hope this helps, and good luck!

Dodger