1. jibtrim's Avatar
    Does anyone know if there are any advanced specs on the GPS for this device. I tried digging through the Support pages over at RIM and couldn't find anything meaningful.

    I'm looking for information on the signal quality etc. I just want to see how well this stacks up against other GPS receivers.

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    03-31-09 12:54 PM
  2. TheChampJT's Avatar
    I don't know all the specs, but I know it uses aGPS servers which help improve the accuracy a lot. It helps most when you're in an area where sats are difficult to find. I haven't tested the Storm against any GPS device, but on my HTC Touch it worked much faster than a Garmin unit, but that was HTC.
    03-31-09 01:13 PM
  3. nightfishing's Avatar
    Signal Loc BB will give you a bunch of info on the gps.

    Signal-Location Utilities for BlackBerry

    Features:

    * Displays network information such as signal level, services supported,
    cell site identification, channel and, if supported by your device and
    network, the latitude and longitude of the current cell site, if available.

    Service Indicators:
    V Voice
    D Data
    R Roaming
    MDS MDS Connectivity through BES
    WAP WAP Connectivity through carrier WAP
    1XEV
    EVDO
    GPRS
    EDGE
    UMTS
    SOS
    DOP Data Service Opetational
    DSUSP Data Service Suspended

    Cell Site Id:
    CDMA: SystemID-NetworkID-BaseStationID
    GSM: RoutingAreaCode-LocationAreaCode-CellID-BaseStationId

    Network Details screen provides all available information for the network
    and cell site.

    * Displays GPS information such as latitude, longitude, altitude, course and
    speed. If cell site location is also available, the course and distance
    from your current location to the cell site is also displayed.

    * Both internal and BlueTooth GPS units are supported. Basically, if Google
    Maps and BlackBerry Maps can use a device, so can SignalLoc.

    * Can display locations in BlackBerry Maps or Google Maps.

    * Can save cell site and location info as they change. Each change of cell
    site can be automatically saved and the user can configure how often to
    take a current location snapshot nased on distance travelled.

    * Exports cell site and location info in KML or CSV format that can be easily
    imported to Google Earth and other mapping programs, spreadsheets, etc.
    The data can be exported to the clipboard or a media card.

    * Displays device information such as battery strength, voltage, temperature,
    flash and ram statistics.

    * User selectable Imperial or Metric units.
    03-31-09 02:37 PM
  4. Briman's Avatar
    Does anyone know if there are any advanced specs on the GPS for this device. I tried digging through the Support pages over at RIM and couldn't find anything meaningful.

    I'm looking for information on the signal quality etc. I just want to see how well this stacks up against other GPS receivers.

    D
    The GPS module is embedded in the Storm's Qualcomm MSM7600 CPU.

    Details on that particular module are:

    Technical Specifications
    Supports multiple modes of GPS, inclusive of standalone, MS-Based, MS-Assisted, Hybrid, and gpsOneXTRA Assistance
    Enables enhanced standalone GPS through gpsOneXTRA Assistance
    Supports 160 dBm tracking sensitivity
    Standalone TTFF Hot, Warm Cold (1s/29s/35s) respectively
    Compatible with Qualcomm's QPoint Location Based Server as well as 3GPP and GERAN compliant location servers supporting UMTS control plane and GSM control plane and OMA SUPL 1.0

    I found this by following these links for gpsOne:
    Qualcomm MSM7600 Specs | CPUlist | PDAdb.net - Comprehensive Database of PDA, PDA Phone, Smartphone, PNA & Handheld Computers Specifications
    gpsOne, Qualcomm gpsOne, Location Based Service - QCTConnect.com
    03-31-09 03:08 PM
  5. Grumpy Old Tom's Avatar
    But is it as good as the much-lauded SurfStarIII GPSr chipset?
    05-05-09 03:01 PM
  6. vatothe0's Avatar
    But is it as good as the much-lauded SurfStarIII GPSr chipset?
    That's a qualitative question that cannot be answered by a spec sheet.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-05-09 04:37 PM
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