GPS for your Smartphone

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Software apps are rarely the most exciting things to write about – there’s nothing exciting about a screenshot compared to a pic of a shiny new gadget. But we like to keep a bit of diversity going on TD and thought it only right to tell you about this GPS navigation software for smartphones. Destinator SP works on microsoft Windows powered smartphones such as the Orange SPV C500 or Motorola’s new MPx220, turning the handsets into portable sat nav devices. Of course, you need more than just the software to get it working, and the kit also includes a Royaltek Bluetooth GPS antenna. The pocket-sized GPS receiver connects to your handset wirelessly, and the mapping software provides spoken commands for your route. The software comes pre-installed onto a memory card (SD/MMC/MiniSD/RC-MMC). A nice little phone-related feature is that you can text the mapping details to a fellow Destinator owner. And those without the software will still be able to view the address and geo data on the text. The app is out this month with an RRP of around £173 plus VAT.

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