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jax80 08-09-2007 01:21 PM

GPS or WiFi? Which do prefer?
 
Since the Curve 8310 will have GPS and the 8320 has WiFi...which version would you choose?

Obviously we would want both, but it doesn't look like we're getting that anytime soon unless you get the 8820.

T-Mobile will come out with the 8320 for the WiFi (Hotspot) --- but I don't personally think I'll use that--so GPS looks more appealing (I'm hoping an unlocked version will pop up on ebay sometime soon).


What do you guys think?

test54 08-09-2007 01:28 PM

GPS
I use GPS to both find addresses and to track my routes while hiking. Wifi other than for voip and Canadian Data alternative seems like a waste of battery and money.

jax80 08-09-2007 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by test54 (Post 628563)
Both, and a better browser / processor to take advantage of wifi speeds.
I use GPS to both find addresses and to track my routes while hiking. Wifi other than for voip and Canadian Data alternative seems like a waste of battery and money.

What do you mean by Canadian Data alternative?

test54 08-09-2007 01:41 PM

The Canadian Cell companies have really high prices for data, they can use wifi data rather than the expensive cell network data.

jax80 08-09-2007 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by test54 (Post 628583)
The Canadian Cell companies have really high prices for data, they can use wifi data rather than the expensive cell network data.

got it...thanks

ezrunner 08-09-2007 01:51 PM

well I have google maps and BB maps so while GPS is sweet not a necessity nor is wifi for that matter but id probably go wifi

Dawg 08-09-2007 02:12 PM

need a poll for neither..

jax80 08-09-2007 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dawg (Post 628631)
need a poll for neither..

good point...is it possible to edit the poll now? I cant seem to find the option

PhillyGuy 08-09-2007 02:48 PM

WiFi - you can always connect a BT GPS unit. You can't hook up an external WiFi card (at least not yet) and use it for UMA.

blakeatl 08-09-2007 02:51 PM

Neither.

BallHawk3 08-09-2007 03:03 PM

tough one. Although I won't use both as much most likely, I still think (as crazy as it sounds) I'll use GPS more often. It's just so useful and handy!

I won't be using the @home service, but wifi sounds sweet if you can use it for data.

EDGE speed has been killing me lately. I have an EV-DO bb as well, not a HUGE difference but its starting to become a nusiance cause i'm starting to use the browser even more. Plus I just got blackberry maps and damn does it take forever.

I can still live without both. But GPS is much more appealing to me. But I would have to slide more towards GPS, its a lot more useful for me even though I only ride motorcycles. It comes in handy.

King-B 08-09-2007 03:09 PM

As a pearl owner, Wifi wouldnt do much for me with this tiny screen anyhow. Plus, the browser still isnt good enough. GPS would be much more useful. (y)

ladydi 08-09-2007 03:43 PM

I looove my GPS. I get lost in my closet, so gps has been a lifesaver. I would buy wifi BB's over gps IF I could get wifi BB's without a service contract (for my less mobile users)

John Clark 08-09-2007 04:11 PM

Added "Neither."

I'd like wifi since I can add GPS with a BT puck when I need it. I have been a hotel room on the back side of many hotels and had little or no signal in my room. It would be nice to use as a backup and when travelling internationally would save much $$$.

jax80 08-09-2007 04:21 PM

the wifi killing your battery is going to be a big factor for me....if the battery remains solid---then maybe i would reconsider---right now im still partial towards GPS.

John Clark 08-09-2007 04:26 PM

Solution: Extended battery from Seidio. It should be out for the 8300 (assuming it will work in the 8320) in the coming weeks.

ruconscious 08-10-2007 12:38 AM

I realy want both. It's hard to believe that we are even willing to accept one or the other. I love my 8800 and use every feature. Wifi would only make me faster.

JGBerry 08-10-2007 05:56 AM

having WiFi would be great for anyone on a college campus or living in an area with a wireless network. some cities are going to blanket the entire city with a free (or very low cost) wireless network.

stlduckhunter 08-10-2007 06:44 AM

WiFi for me. I have GPS in all my cars and travel a lot internationally where WiFi can help the expensive data plans.

jax80 08-10-2007 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JGBerry (Post 629245)
having WiFi would be great for anyone on a college campus or living in an area with a wireless network. some cities are going to blanket the entire city with a free (or very low cost) wireless network.


Good point...those with WiFi free all over a city would definitely support the case for WiFi.


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