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Old 03-28-2011, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there anything like this?:

something rather small that serves as a gps, yet can access the internet for questions needing to be looked up. if there is such a device, i would doubt that these 2 functions would be able to work at the same time. simply looking for:

1. small - e.g. the size of a phone
2. gps to mount on car dashboard
3. a visible screen
4. also able to be used to access the internet.


Are there very affordable versions of these two in separate devices?

Thanks! And I look forward to hearing from you!

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Old 03-28-2011, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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why not get an iPhone or any Android or something? I believe it does GPS as well as web. You need a cell provider though.

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Old 03-28-2011, 01:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Exactly what MoM said.
A cell phone can do all of those things, I know that my brothers blackberry can do GPS and internet, not sure about other manufacturers.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you. However, I already own an android phone, and am trying to pay less by switching to a regular phone, and doing a 1x buy of a gps, hoping there was something for the internet, too. Again, as cheaply as possible, though. Do you all know of any other ideas? And thank you!!!
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ehh, you want internet on a device that has GPS, well, heres the thing, that internet will cost you, as you will have to go through a wireless carrier for it. You will be better off with the android, on a data plan, because your next best solution would probably be a netbook, with a GPS accessory, and that's just really bulky.

I wouldn't put no Ipad on the dash, but the netbook with a GPS attachment, and a WWAN (internet/cell network) is what I was sorta doing for awhile, have the netbook in the passenger seat, hooked to all the accessories, I rather liked it, put it didn't need to be highly portable either.

So, stick with a phone, like yours, with a data plan.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks! I think I will. thank you!

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