3GSM Wrap-Up: Mobile Navigation
There were lots of demonstrations of live, graphical, turn-by-turn navigation solutions for mobile devices. Its interesting to me that it seems like the US is focused more on in-car systems either built-in or aftermarket, where the EU seems to have much more availability of handset based devices. This is probably linked to the wider availability of Bluetooth here that can link a phone to a GPS unit. yet in the US, many CDMA phones have GPS built-in. But despite lots of great solutions on the show floor, market take-up of handheld navigation is very low on either side of the pond.