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Old 05-01-2008, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wanted to post some questions regarding the 8230/wifi VS 8310/GPS to aid me in my purchase.

1. Regarding the 8310 when it says built it GPS does that mean that you still need data to use the GPS or it actually uses a built it GPS receiver inside it?

2. Does the 8320 come with GPS also ?

3. Which one would you guys pick? and if you own one already how do you like it?

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Old 05-01-2008, 10:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1. The GPS receiver is built into the 8310. You still need to use your data plan to download maps depending on what navigation software you're using.

2. No, it doesn't.

3. I would pick the one that suited my needs the best.
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1. The GPS receiver is built into the 8310. You still need to use your data plan to download maps depending on what navigation software you're using.

2. No, it doesn't.

3. I would pick the one that suited my needs the best.

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Most of the 8300 BBs come with 2 of the 3 main features:

GPS
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Most of the 8300 BBs come with 2 of the 3 main features:

GPS
Wifi
Camera
Correct, but its one or the other not both GPS and Wifi
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Personally, I find the WiFi more useful than the GPS. Faster connection for web browsing, great reception even in the worst spots (UMA), and for T-Mobile, the @home is an awesome feature. Plus, I've got G-Maps, so I don't ever need GPS or even use my navi that much.
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get the WiFi berry then add a bluetooth GPS puck to get the best of both devices
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Personally, I find the WiFi more useful than the GPS. Faster connection for web browsing, great reception even in the worst spots (UMA), and for T-Mobile, the @home is an awesome feature. Plus, I've got G-Maps, so I don't ever need GPS or even use my navi that much.

Yeah i think thats where im tilting towards
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Default 8320...hands down..

I have a 8320 and I love it. The ability to browse faster and use H@H trumps the ability to have GPS in a phone. With The new "My Location" feature in Google Maps....it is ALMOST like having GPS without really having.
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