I thought I might share this with owners of the Nokia N770 and N800 Internet Tablet... or anyone looking for a cheap Bluetooth GPS unit (LD-3W) for £20.63 (using the attached £10 voucher).
I received this last week for my N800 with OS2008 and managed to get it working, but a few words of warning for N800 owners:
(This product will work fine out of the box for N770 users.)
1. The bundled car mount is for the N770 (CR-81) and does NOT fit the N800 (which uses the CR-86). I have managed to source one from Hungary for 34 Euros, but suggest you try an alternative like the "Brodit Nokia N800 Active / Passive Holder with Tilt Swivel" : http://www.expansys.com/p.aspx?i=167591
for £19.99 / £30.99.
2. Navicore software bundled does not work with OS2008 (if you upgraded your N800), but if you use the Nokia Map application that came with OS2008 (or install it again) then it works fine as it is from Wayfinder (who bought Navicore). It's the same software and maps essentially. Or you could use Maemo Mapper: http://maemo.org/downloads/product/OS2008/maemo-mapper/
3. To get navigation on Nokia Maps / Wayfinder, simply enter your CD key from the Navicore Personal DVD booklet (on the back) on the Enter License number screen in Maps. The license seems to expire after 5 yrs on mine and includes map, traffic, and speed cams updates. Not bad for £20!
Also the only difference between the Northern and Southern Europe version is the maps you get on the 1GB MMC (with SD adapter), and the price £25.99 Vs £59.99. The supplied DVD has all the maps for Europe which you can transfer to the memory card, but I had no use for it as the Maps application downloads over the web from Nokia / Wayfinder.
Review available here: http://tabletblog.com/2007/06/nokia-n800-navigation-kit-review.html
- but I've not tested on the road yet cos of the car mount, but for the price I can't recommend this enough - still 100+ in stock at time of posting!
Description from Expansys:
Navicore 2007 builds on the original award winning software, adding a host of useful enhancements to Satellite Navigation.
Navicore Personal is your personal co-driver, loyally accompanying you to wherever you go with your mobile phone. It gives you directions when you need them and guides you to your destination.
The new Navicore GPS-navigation system comes on a DVD which contains software and maps for Europe that can be copied onto a memory card for use with your Internet tablet.
Navicore 2007 adds:
Maps of Northern Europe
Full Post Code Search: Type in the full 7 digit post code and off you go.
Latest TeleAtlas Maps: Brand new maps incorporating newly built roads.
New High Quality GPS Receiver: Smallest SiRF III available in the world in an extremely portable design.
Free Speed Camera Support: Get warnings when approaching speed cameras.
Address Book Integration: Navigate to places directly from your phones address book.
Improved Graphics: New high resolution maps for improved readability.
Updated POI database: Find restaurants, shops, cinemas, entertainment, bars, clubs automatically with the updated POI database.
Car/cyclist/pedestrian Modes: Navicore 2007 can now be used not only in the car, but whilst cycling, or walking.
Reliability: SiRF III GPS receiver gives improved performance and lower power consumption.
Navigation Kit for Nokia 770 / N800 Includes :-
Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-3W
1 GB DV RS-MMC Nokia Memory Card
Nokia Car Holder HH-12 with CR-81
Nokia Car Charger DC-4
Nokia User Guides
Navicore Personal 2007 DVD with software, Northern Europe maps, and Navicore Personal 2007 Quick Guide.