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Lee Marshall

February 23, 2009, 4:45 pm

Is this compatible with WVGA screens as well or will it leave a black bar at the bottom?

James Morris

February 23, 2009, 4:59 pm

Navigon doesn't say, and I don't have a WVGA smartphone to test this on. The compatibility list is available here:





http://www.navigon.com/site/uk...





But if you have a WVGA smartphone, the free trial means you can check it out with no risk. Let us know if you find out either way!

Keithe6e

February 23, 2009, 6:30 pm

I'd be tempted if they came out with one for the IPhone, but saying that getting along nicely using googlemaps, :), yeah I know it's not turn by turn, but using it's tracking mode works pretty well.

Andy Vandervell

February 23, 2009, 7:10 pm

I used to think likewise, Keith, but these days with proper GPS devices going for less than 𧴜 I'm not sure it's worth it. Were it incorporate Live traffic updates ala the TomTom's, though, my view might be changed. ;)

Martin Daler

February 23, 2009, 7:21 pm

I don't suppose the other applications you mention in your summary is supposed to be an exhaustive list, but I would have thought Copilot7 would be worth a mention (it will do house numbers with postcodes for starters).

James Morris

February 23, 2009, 7:54 pm

Yes, CoPilot 7 is a very good alternative, and we liked it a lot when we reviewed it:





http://www.trustedreviews.com/...





However, there hasn't been a new version in quite a while now. The maps are a bit out of date and it lacks the latest bells and whistles like Lane Assistance, which is really very useful indeed.

Keithe6e

February 23, 2009, 10:24 pm

Like the OP pointed out, I'm one of those who doesn't fancy carrying yet another gadget around with me. And I see no reason why live traffic updates should not be part of it.

Martin Daler

February 24, 2009, 1:15 am

@James - CoPilot are a bit tardy with map updates - my own locale has had a new road shoved through it a in October, but even Navteq don't seem to have updated their data yet, so who knows when CoPilot will. Given that road building is a major civil engineering undertaking with much planning beforehand, I find it hard to understand how it can take longer to plot the road on a database than it does to carve it on the face of the earth.


On a better note, CoPilot does update its speedcamera database about every fortnight, for free (of course, the supporting road needs to be mapped first!).

James Morris

February 24, 2009, 2:31 am

@Keith I full expect live traffic to be integral to mobile phone-based sat-navs in the very near future - this is how HD Traffic gets its information, after all. So keep your eyes peeled!





@Martin Daler Yes, the free speed camera updates from CoPilot are an excellent feature, considering how much most manufacturers charge for this on an annual basis.

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