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  1. seigex

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    Ok so I'm not familiar with Android (Palm OS -> WinMo 5 -> WinMo 6 -> WinMo 6.1 -> WinMo 6.5 -> WebOS) ... One thing that I didn't like about the Pre is that Sprint Navigation is in portrait mode, so it doesn't work well for mounting in a car.

    Does the Android Sprint Nav work in landscape mode?

    This would be beautiful to have on the Evo and mounted in the car (and I heard there will be a car mount accessory for it) in landscape mode instead of my GPS I already use.. along with bluetooth to my car stereo ...
     

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    yes both portrait and landscape...it works like this on the hero as well
     
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    There will be no reason for you to use Sprint Nav with your EVO. Google Navigation, ftw! And yes, it can be displayed in landscape.
     
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    +1
     
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    Hoping for a nice car dock!
     
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    navigation is going to be great on the massive screen
     
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    i saw a feature .. don't know if its froyo only but you can look up directions on google maps on your pc and click publish to phone and it shows up automatically on the phone for turn by turn... *drool*
     
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    Finally, SprintNav in landscape. I haven't used GoogleNav but I really like SprintNav.
    Better than my Father's TomTom and my wife GarminNuvi.
    When their's craps out SprintNav normally finds the way.

    Landscape was the one thing missing.

    Until I work up the "guts" to by the car dock, expecting $50 like the Nexus One dock.
    I ordered a generic dock for $3.36 with shipping :)
     
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    I've tried Google Maps & Sprint Navigation.

    To be honest, I think Sprint Navigation is much better. Gives a more "GPS type" feel in my opinion.
     
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    I am very interested in this feature. I've been wanting this for a while. I haven't heard anything about this before... does anyone know any more details?
     
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    It was in a video I watched.. i'll try and find it for you
     
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    That is very slick. I wonder if there are going to be settings available for that send to phone feature (I didn't have time to watch the rest of the vid.)

    I would prefer the phone to have my directions available upon prompt as opposed to immediately going into nav mode. Generally I have some other use for the phone between the time i'm at the comp and the time I get in the car and need to see the directions.
     
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    You can do that already, well sort of. You can look up your directions on the pc and click the link to email the directions to your phone. I think there is a way to do that with Sprint Nav also.
     
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    you can go to sprintnav site site and put in an address or route and send it to the phone.
    when sprintnav is openned it's under favorites.
    Not as easy as the google demo but it works.
     
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    I use the sprintnav site all the time. It's especially convenient when my wifes lost and she calls me frantic. I just upload the address she's looking for and when she opens sprintnav it's in her favorites.
     
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    Where?
     
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    Looks like I have to give in to chrome real soon over firefox.
     
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    I'll have to find the exact link and coupon code when I get off my pre.
    The site was shop4tech, it's a "universal gps car mount holder". It was 3.95 before the coupon.

    I'm sure they'll be an add-on to add the funtionality to firefox. I hate the way the chrome extension does ad-blocking compared to firefox.
    Until that's improved no switch for me.
     
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    Here is the link for that Universal GPS Car Mount Holder (LINK). You can find a coupon HERE as well. Saw some 15% and 10% off coupons, but not sure which are still good.
     
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    anyone have that Universal car mount have any issues? I'm thinking of getting it for my evo but i hate doing things twice just want to get it right the first time.
     
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    It.s $3. If your expecting quality, or it even to work, look elsewhere.
    I just like ordering cheap stuff :)
     
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    OK, found it at Universal GPS Car Mount Holder . The price is so low even without a coupon that I just ordered it. Saw stroth's posting afterward.

    I don't use a car holder for my current phone, but would like to try an inexpensive one for the Evo. If it breaks but I feel I like having one then I will buy a more sturdy and expensive one.
     
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    so what's the diff between google nav and sprint nav....i have only used sprint, and i have no complaints...i've never used google nav so maybe it's a case of not knowing what i'm missing, but anyone care to share why i should enjoy google nav way more?
     
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    cool...thanks for that...just ordered one using the notax15 off coupon...looks decent as a holder and costs less than 4 bucks...damn i love this forum!!!!
     
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