GPS and Handhelds…Better Bring a Map

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A reporter from Business Week tried out a few new, and old, GPS receivers for the Palm and iPAQ. Their results were not so good.

The marriage of Palms or Pocket PCs and global positioning system technology seems like a natural. Handheld computers can store maps along with data about hotels, restaurants, and attractions. GPS makes that information far more useful by pinpointing your location within a few meters. Unfortunately, my experience suggests that the marriage is less happy than it ought to be. The culprit isn’t the hardware, which has gotten smaller, cheaper, and faster, but software that falls badly short of the mark.

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