1. afischoff#IM's Avatar
    I'm planning to get the iPhone 3G when my current contract expires (Sprint Treo 700p - ick!)

    Quick question... Even though the iPhone doesn't have the slick TeleNav service which I'm used to using, the current GPS driving directions in the Google Maps app seems okay - even good enough.

    Can you follow the driving directions/GPS while a phone call is in progress???

    Just curious. Thanks!

    --Andy
    10-27-2008 04:33 PM
  2. jamesus's Avatar
    Depends on your coverage. In 3G areas this is possible as you can access both the data and voice radio. However, if you are not in a 3G area, then you will only be able to do one of the other.
    10-27-2008 05:24 PM
  3. afischoff#IM's Avatar
    Thanks! That's pretty cool and it beats using TeleNav on the Sprint Treo. You could only do one or the other, so that's a pretty big upgrade on the iPhone in it of itself.

    Now if only TeleNav or similar would finally come out for the iPhone, AND you could talk on the phone while using it... it would be perfect!
    10-27-2008 05:31 PM
  4. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Now if only TeleNav or similar would finally come out for the iPhone, AND you could talk on the phone while using it... it would be perfect!
    I wouldn't be suprised that after the maps app gets an update with more detailed GPS info (direction, speed, etc.) then TomTom and others would come out with some nav apps. Would be really cool if they had a small USB memory that could plug into the bottom of the iPhone with all the maps on it so it could work even when you have no cell service.
    10-27-2008 05:41 PM
  5. Tunnelrunner's Avatar
    The latest rumor I'd heard was that Televav WAS developing their GPS app for the iPhone. Unfortunately, I haven't heard any further updates.
    10-27-2008 05:48 PM
  6. jamesus's Avatar
    Here's a story Rene has put together, along with some info from Dieter:

    TiPb Answers: Why is There No Turn-by-Turn Navigation on the iPhone? | The iPhone Blog

    Personally, I would love to see a stand alone program with turn by turn (TomTom, etc., not Google Maps based) with offline access to maps. I know this may be a pipe dream, but an iPhone can dream, right?
    10-28-2008 08:56 AM
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