Sony Ericsson C905 with GPS almost here

The C905 we talked about a while ago has finally made it to FCC indicating that it is ready to hit the stores in the U.S. pretty soon.

To remind you it has an A-GPS receiver which the manual also talks about:

with assisted start your location is calculated more quickly. If not turned off, Assisted start will automatically be used to find your location when Asisted GPS (A-GPS) technology is available

It also mentions Google Maps for mobile and how it uses GPS data:

When you start Google Maps, your approximate location is shown using information from nearby mobile towers. Your location is updated with a more precise position when the GPS receiver finds your location.

Sony Ericsson C905 has the Wayfinder Navigator for live driving directions. It is offered for free for the first three months.

5 Responses to “Sony Ericsson C905 with GPS almost here”

  1. Sony Ericsson C905 with GPS almost here: Bits of gadgets Says:

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  3. Kai Says:

    you can forget all the Sony mobiles when it comes to navigation.

    As long as you stay in urban areas everything is fine, but if you go out to rural areas, you will get lost. The not mentioned reason is, that for navigation the preloaded software “wayfinder navigator” needs a online data connection such as GPRS or UMTS, WAP is not sufficient. It download the maps while navigating.

    There are some rumors that with some workarounds you can save the maps on the mobile, but even with this workaround, the software needs constant internet connection. This is quite easy in cities, but not in the forrest.

    Only chance is to find some third party software which works offline.

  4. Fonefan Says:

    The Sony Ericsson C905 Cyber-shot packs auto focus, face detection, image stabilization and both a xenon and a photo flash , as well as a nice new feature called Smart Contrast. The C905 photos can be geotagged thanks to the built-in GPS receiver. The accelerometer will allow for screen auto rotation when you go through your camera album. It’s also got a TV-out port for watching your images on the TV. The Sony Ericsson C905 is also armed with a 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display with scratch-resistant mineral glass cover. It’s the first Sony Ericsson feature phone to feature Wi-Fi support – and there’s even more. The Wi-Fi feature supports DLNA, which is basically a wireless media sharing protocol that runs on top of Wi-Fi. Nokia N96 has it too. The Sony Ericsson C905 Cyber-shot 104 x 49 x 18 (or 19.5) millimetres and weighs good 136 grams. It’ll be available in Copper Gold, Ice Silver & Night Black with a bundled 2 GB Memory Stick Micro M2. Connectivity wise, it comes in three variants, two with full support for UMTS and HSDPA for the respective regions (yes, the Americas too). The battery is good for 380 hours of standby or 9 hours of talk on GSM networks, or 360 hours of standby or 4 hours of talk on 3G networks.

  5. lee Says:

    is it ok for me to install others GPS in my c905?n how?

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