Microsoft Smartphone GPS Navigation Solution to be launched at CeBIT
Date: Saturday, March 06 @ 10:20:55 UTC
Early rumours that an MS Smartphone compatible GPS Nav solution was being developed appear to be true with strong hints that a number of manufacturers will be unveiling solutions at CeBIT exhibition.
There are a few hurdles that need to be overcome however, only one current Smartphone model has Bluetooth, HTC's popular E200, and this needs a service pack to correct bugs in its Microsoft Bluetooth Stack as problems with its implementation prevent it from receiving data from a connected BT GPS receiver. Amazingly (well i is Microsoft so perhaps not so surprising) the E200's Bluetooth Stack also has problems when used in conjunction with a WM2003 PocketPC which prevents access to its Dial-Up profile from the PPC!!