Best navigation-capable mobile phones
- — 31 August, 2010 14:00
Although mobile phones aren't always as reliable as dedicated in-car sat navs for navigation, a GPS-enabled mobile phone has its own advantages — namely they fit in your pocket and you generally carry them with you wherever you go. Most new smartphones feature built-in GPS capabilities, but a large screen, good mapping software (often optional) and a loud speaker are a few things to look out for if you plan to use your mobile phone as a navigation device in the car.
We've rounded up some of the best navigation-capable mobile phones on the market. Some of these include dedicated GPS software on board for no extra cost, such as Nokia's Maps application that comes standard on all Nokia smartphones or Garmin-Asus' embedded navigation solution. Others, like the Apple iPhone and the range of Google Android smartphones, offer third-party navigation applications that can be purchased separately.
4 / 7
HTC's Desire is the first Android phone to be released by Telstra, and we think it's the best Android phone period. A highly impressive design, a superb, customisable user interface and all the features and capabilities of the latest version of Android combine to produce an excellent smartphone. It will only get better with software updates.
- Review Date:
- 30th March, 2010
- Ross Catanzariti
- $ 779.00