third party navigation solution

ramsesoriginal ramsesoriginal at
Mon Jul 9 12:03:31 CEST 2007

I've discussed the OpenMoko with some other guys here in south tyrol (even
som phone-shop-guys), and thy all agreed that with a good and professional
navigating solution this phone would be a power-seller. I think this owuld
bring many more people to the Neo.
But as far as i know, there's not Java VM on the Neo jet.

On 7/9/07, Petr Stetiar <ynezz at> wrote:
> Christoph Schmid <mezzqualine at> [2007-07-09 11:00:16]:
> > About a few weeks ago, ich asked the guys from Navigon (a german
> developer
> > of high quality navigation systems) with an e-mail (, wether
> > they are interested in porting their java-based navigation solution,
> which
> > got very good ratings in several tests, to the OpenMoko-platform.  And
> the
> > best: Till now it's officially a beta version and doesn't cost anything
> but
> > runs very stable. But even maybe if it costs some money later, I think
> > everyone would be happy about a good navigation solution for OpenMoko.
> Nice, I would buy it myself.
> > They wrote back, that they are interested in that thing an have already
> > heard about it. But they don't know the specs of the Java-VM on OpenMoko
> (is
> > there one at all?) and of the gps-chip.
> Don't know about Java, but information about AGPS[1] chip (amongst plenty
> of other
> information) can be found on project's wiki.
> Anyway it's totaly open platform(if I don't count few exceptions), so they
> can
> provide their own version of Java, compatible with Navigon.
> > But don't missunderstand me: I don't want to become the Navigon solution
> an
> > application for all Neo1973 from factory on but as a third party
> navigation
> > solution which is still not in sight for this phone.  The
> Navigon-Programm
> > is not Open-Source. But in matters of free software, everyone should
> also
> > have the freedom of choice, in my opinion.
> Agreed.
> -- ynezz
> 1.

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