Originally Posted by underskybb
Sounds like it works as a consumer GPS: You enter destination, then it will take you from where you are. Great! Here are some questions.
1. Do you have to know the whole address? If you just type for example, "division," will it give you option of N Division St and S Division St? Or you have to enter exactly how it is?
2. Where do you place the phone when you are driving? Will that give you enough signal?
3. If you get lost, for example, instead of turning on State, you turned on LaSalle, will it then adapt to a new route?
1. If you just put in Division, it appears to present suggestions for several Division streets within the city -- I tried Division with Chicago, IL, and I got choices on E Division, W Division and just plain Division.
2. I leave it on the seat, or if the car I'm driving has a console where I can put it, I'll leave it there.
FWIW, I speculate that RIM is using the SiRFStar III GPS chipset, which is very sensitive. SiRF incorporates cell tower information in their solution and that allows for very fast cold starts as well as great performance with an unclear sky view.
3. Yes, it will recalulate the route once it detects you've missed it.