VZ navigator

Verizon is playing catch up with their perennial CDMA rival, Sprint, announcing a GPS navigation service for their phones titled VZ Navigator. The service is $10 a month, just like Sprint's Garmin and TeleNav offerings, but you can also score service for $3 a day if you, for instance, just need it for a short trip. The system triangulates the phone's position from cell towers, loads the relevant Navteq maps, and then connects to the GPS satellites to give you specific coordinates, and according to PC Mag seems to work pretty well. Right now the service is only for Motorola's new $80 V325, but there will surely be more supported phones coming in 2006.

[Via GPS Review]

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