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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Activ8, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Activ8

    Activ8 Lurker
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    Hello peeps, my question is as follows - I used to own a HTC phone where I could use tomtom7 on the sd card. Now I read that tomtom iwill not work on the Desire? If this is true, what are people using instead of it that is just as good???


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  2. riki1kenobi

    riki1kenobi Well-Known Member

    The navigation software that comes pre-installed is decent enough, but for me it eats too much battery life for it to be used as a sat-nav and a phone. I just use my nokia 5800 with ovi maps as my sat nav.....
  3. jim_h

    jim_h Android Enthusiast

    Hi Activ8,

    This question has been covered a number of times here and there are some good threads with detailed answers to your very question. ;)

    In a nutshell, you have a few choices on Android when you're looking for something like TomTom. The general concensus seems to be that CoPilot and Sygic Mobile Maps are the most popular (afaik). I've used both and prefer Sygic. In case it helps, I was a dedicated TomTom user on Symbian, but don't miss it with these alternatives on Android.

    Hope that helps a bit :)

  4. Rogue

    Rogue Well-Known Member

    The Desire HD satnav looks to be MUCH better than the standard Desire's.
  5. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert

    It still has Google Maps but the HD also comes with the built in navigation - 430MB map file for the UK, though, so you need to use WiFi to get it!!
  6. Jason71

    Jason71 Well-Known Member

    I get annoyed by Battery life as much as the next Desire owner but lets be fair here my TomTom 740 lasts 2 1/2 hours on a full charge. My desire lasts 3 hours on Gmaps Navigation and it has to download maps over 3G. So I think that's pretty good.

    If you are going to use your phone as a satnav you can really only expect Satnav style battery performance. Bottom line if you want to use it as a satnav get a genuine CC200 car charger (

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