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Old 04-12-2009, 07:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recieved an unactivated 7100i, which was previously a Nextel phone. I do not wish to activate service, however I would simply like to use it as a speedometer. I am looking for an app with large font numbers with the speed in mph. If it had a visual one (like a car) that would be OK as well. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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The 7100 doesn't have GPS, so you will need a GPS puck (look a the Freedom Mini device) and a application and probably a data plan to feed the data from the GPS to something visual like the speedometer.

I know TeleNav will tell me how fast I am driving.
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That is odd, because when the phone had data service, I used Blackberry maps just fine. I can still get into that if I try enough times, but the speed is very small and I have to open the app and start the GPS many times before it will work. All that I would like it to do is display the speed in text full screen.

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That is odd, because when the phone had data service, I used Blackberry maps just fine. I can still get into that if I try enough times, but the speed is very small and I have to open the app and start the GPS many times before it will work. All that I would like it to do is display the speed in text full screen.

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The 7100i does have GPS like all recent iDEN phones do, but there is not an app that does what you want.
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The 7100 doesn't have GPS, so you will need a GPS puck (look a the Freedom Mini device) and a application and probably a data plan to feed the data from the GPS to something visual like the speedometer.

I know TeleNav will tell me how fast I am driving.
Actually the 7100i does in fact have GPS and if you use BB maps it will give you the speed and it works pretty accurately. But you do need a data plan for that.
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Nice, see--I can still learn things.

(I had the 7100t, no GPS on it.)
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Nice, see--I can still learn things.

(I had the 7100t, no GPS on it.)
Yeah, only the 7100i and 7130e had GPS.
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