Posts Tagged ‘Vz Navigator’
VZ Navigator Trying To Out-Do Google Maps
Last Updated on Saturday, 29 January 2011 11:23 Written by Adam Warren Saturday, 29 January 2011 11:00
People have been wondering ever since Android came to Verizon why you would continue paying for VZ Navigator software when you can get Google Maps navigation for free. Verizon is trying to one-up Google Maps with their new VZ Navigator Version X software. There is a teaser video on Youtube of the software in action if you want to check it out. It is said to include: realistic 3D drawings of the buildings, a dead reckoning capability just in case you don’t have GPS coverage, it will also contain satellite maps, overhead street signs, a social integration, and many options to customize the look and feel of, well, everything. We can only guess that the price will be the same as the current version, $9.99, but there may also be a free version, without all the fancy features.
Full PR after the break.
Rough on your phone? Well here ya go!
Last Updated on Monday, 4 October 2010 09:37 Written by The Geek Monday, 4 October 2010 10:00
Verizon has announced the release of a new ruggedized phone called the CasioG’zone Ravine. This device is in the same line up as the “Boulder, Rock, and Brigade.” It is going to have all the same toughness as all the other Casio products on Verizon such as dust and shock resistant, can withstand humid conditions, high altitude, salt, high and low temperatures, and water.
It is packing a 3.2 megapixel camera, but don’t plan on high end photos with this as it isn’t made for that. More features via MobileBurn below:
It also offers text-to-speech and voice dictation support, Clear Talk noise cancellation technology, a voice recorder, and multiple messaging options. Verizon Wireless is also including its VZ Navigator software for voice-guided turn-by-turn directions. Casio’s G’zGear software offers a triple sensor for direction, acceleration, and temperature readings, too.
So if you are looking for a phone that you can finish up a tweet then throw it at the wall then this might not be a bad choice for you. This phone will be $149.99 after a $50 mail in rebate. Let us know what you think or a scenario that toughness could have came in handy with your phone.
Samsung Fascinate hands on. Updated with better video
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:43 Written by The Geek Wednesday, 1 September 2010 12:31
Just got our Samsung Fascinate in and I have to say I am impressed. Right out of the box I noticed the beautiful display. The phone came with all the standard accessories (usb charger, and phone). Check out the full review below.
The display is the first thing you notice here. We were working with it unactivated so we had to bypass the activation. The phone has a Super AMOLED display, 4.0″ screen running 480×800 16 million color screen. The main unlock screen seemed kinda fun from the standard (shown in the pic).
The Fascinate is running a 1GHz Hummingbird processor which seemed to keep up with everything we were trying to do to it. It did seem snappier than my Droid X.
One thing we found weird was the Android device does not have Google maps or search. It comes out of the box with Vz Navigator ($9.99a month) and Bing as the search. After playing with it we did find that you can download Google Maps, but you will be using Bing as your search.
One of the big arguements was the Onboard memory. It is verified at 512MB Flash/384MB RAM with 2GB internal memory.
The Fascinate does ship with Android 2.1 but buzz is already saying update rumored for late Sep.
So to sum up, we really like the device. If your looking for an Android device this is really one to take a look at before you purchase. More pics and video to come.
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