I can't begin to tell you how many pitches I get to try out new cell phones. They all seem pretty much the same.That's why my interest was piqued when Nextel wrote me about a phone with GPS capabilities. Alas, the Motorola i830 phone Nextel sent me did not quench my curiosity. I could not get the GPS feature to work, instead getting the message that satellites couldn't be found over my suburban Chicago home. My daughter took some comfort knowing there doesn't seem to be a satellite hovering over our house pinpointing our location, but I was disappointed. I tried the phone from other spots, but could never get my location. The instructions brought up the possibility of updating something called my satellite almanac, but I couldn't find that on any of the phone's menus. Even if it worked, the phone only supplies coordinates, not maps of where you are - and you need to attach it to a PC or lap-top for that. It works well enough as a phone and has some cool features, but I wanted it to do more. Any suggestions for gadgets we should try? Send them to email@example.com
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