Map software and proprietary data.

Marc Verwerft marc.js.verwerft at
Wed Jan 24 22:52:05 CET 2007


Something similar has already been discussed here. See and
>From the last one I understand that Sean (in the long run) will try to make
a GPS navigation package available, given enough interest in the Neo1973 (so
he can 'convince' other companies to cooperate) and enough interest for
navigation software.

Shipping is going to be worlwide, cost is 350$ + shipping.


On 1/24/07, Dominik Smogór <dsmogor at> wrote:
> Having gps and highres screen on board suggets that the phone is well
> poised for standalone GPS nav devices.
> This alone makes it worth buying, what troubles me however is whether/when
> there will be a quality vector map software available for it.
> Is FIC in talks with some company now? I'm sure that OSS devs will put a
> fervent effort to write/adopt a free replacement and I'm sure they (we, If I
> manage to get some time off) will succeed, but it's the data that matters
> and I don't know of a resource of quality data that is public domain, esp.
> outside of most urbanized areas of USA/Western Europe.
> Getting data through GPRS could be a solution, but a largely suboptimal
> one from the cost standpoint.
> BTW,
> are you going to ship worldwide, will the phones be available directly in
> TaiPei area?
> Best regards and keep the spirit high,
> Dominik Smogór.
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