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Old 10-31-2006, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering as teh 8703 from sprint has built in gps can we use it as a gps receiver with maps software. I need to try to get ahold of my maps program but what do you all think.

Maybe someone has a program that will make it work

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No. It does not have the proper NMEA information for output.
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well i can always dream. Im going to be going on a trip and did not want to have to buy a gps receiver.

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No. It does not have the proper NMEA information for output.

HUH? The 8703e on Sprint does have GPS enabled and works beautifully with GPS navi software..
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maybe i may just need to install the software and see if it will pick up the gps in the blackberry.

I think i have to have the desktop manager open right, just like if I was using it as a modem?
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HUH? The 8703e on Sprint does have GPS enabled and works beautifully with GPS navi software..
I know it has GPS, but it cannot output it's GPS signal to a laptop.
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maybe i may just need to install the software and see if it will pick up the gps in the blackberry.

I think i have to have the desktop manager open right, just like if I was using it as a modem?
You can try it, but I am almost certain it won't work.
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I was quite certain a few people have posted that they have used SPOT to use this feature. Sprint also offers a subscription service to do this at their website.

I have this phone and thought it might be fun to use it as such. I just don't have a need for it as much as I thought it might be cool....to find a way to kill this battery even faster.

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You can get a good bluetooth GPS receiver for under $100. It will eat up less battery than the internal GPS since the bluetooth function requires less power than the GPS
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