Originally Posted by aiharkness
I appreciate the convenience factor of an integrated GPS, but this isn't an issue for me. I'm more curious about technical differences, pro and con. The battery, as I said, seems like it could be an issue, such as if I was on foot sight-seeing all day, but so far I haven't pushed the limit there. The assisted-GPS versus stand-alone operation is a difference, but I don't know how significant/important it would be in actual use.
Lets put it this way, with a lot of testing going on with mine. I charged it the first night I got it and did a lot testing program downloading, re-installing the OS, about 100 minutes of talk time, GPS Navication testing (for telenav and BB Maps) after 48 hours I was left with 35% battery level remaning. If I compare this t the similar use of the 8700 and the pearl, I can say that the 8800 is giving about 40% better than the other 2 as with the other 2 I hae to make sure that tehy are charged after a day and half and that is the most I got from them with such use.