Nokia N73 Questions

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  1. pavlos

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    has anyone been successful in using a 4gb minisd card in the n73? the price is so tempting... only $50-60 off ebay...!
     
  2. NeWMaN

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    Anyone had any issues with the joystick on their n73? I woke up this morning and went to use my phone and the joystick feels really stiff, not sure whats wrong, but I am not too happy as I have only had the phone since chrissy.
     
  3. Aratama_Bashi

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    i've only heard of them getting looser......!? maybe your cat took a number 1 on your phone overnight :p
     
  4. dewy

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    Umm, its a serious question you sick person, I find the vibrator motor almost useless unless I have tight pants on, and I never wear tight pants. Compared to my old phones I start to wonder if the N73 actually has a motor in it.
     
  5. PooJou

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    GF just got me a VisionTac branded GPS - very small, and 'cute' in her eyes lol :Paranoid:

    Looks pretty schmick tho, bloody tiny, good battery life, haven't tried it yet tho... have to source some software :)
     
  6. JabTronic

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    Try TomTom 6.010, I found it extremely confusing to install at first because it was hard to find decent directions.

    TomTom can be downloaded here, then download Australian maps from here and use these instructions to install.

    I think a new version of TomTom just came out, but the updates seem minor/not worth it.
     
  7. Rollsta

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    OK, now.. what im after is a GPS uni. Who has one to suggest to me :D
    After one that uses AAA/AA batts or else if it has a battery pack.
    Reliability is what im concerned with most, willing to spend up to $100 (not sure if thats enough though..)
    Also, what memory card is everyone using for their phone?
    Cheers
    -Rollsta
     
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  8. Aratama_Bashi

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  9. Rollsta

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    Do you mean this model?
    RoyalDigital Bluetooth GPS Receiver BS4100
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/RoyalDigital-Bluetooth-GPS-Receiver-BS4100-QLD-Local_W0QQitemZ270112089407QQihZ017QQcategoryZ34290QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  10. Aratama_Bashi

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    yes. forgive my laziness in not being assed to post a direct link :)
     
  11. momita

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    hey guys....just got one of these for 390 second hand in mint condition...that an alright price? oh and its unlocked too
     
  12. Aratama_Bashi

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    yep go for it :thumbup:
     
  13. Omarko

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    well I got this unit guys ... and when I select in Tom Tom Other GPS unit it detects it through bluetooth but says "No Valid GPS signal"

    any thoughts ??? ta
     
  14. mr sti

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    holux 240 units are the best.
     
  15. MagyaR

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    Holux GPS is good, it also uses a BL 5C Nokia battery.
     
  16. Omarko

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    anyone ? pleeeease ... it keeps saying "No Valid GPS signal"

    EDIT: update ... for brief moment it caught some signal ... but only for few secs, and then it says lost signal ...

    does it mean it has bad reception ? would something like THIS fix the problem ?
     
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  17. Rollsta

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    How big is tomtom for the n73?
    im looking at getting a new memory card, duno if i should get 1gb or 2gb, or is there a 4gb?
    Also, on ebay the holux 240's are all slim ones, is that correct? or is there some better "fatter" edition?
     
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  18. PooJou

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    bout 150mb - Last I heard, certain 2gb cards had problems - tho if you stick to something reputable, I don't see how there could be a problem :p
     
  19. pyr0x

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    2GB is the maximum. There's a small possibility that nokia could release an update to allow 4GB I've heard, but don't hold your breath.
     
  20. Rofl_Copter

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    Which holux are you talking about?

    I have the Holux 240 and it's great. Charges through USB and also comes with a car adapter(which also works for any other USB devices). Doesn't use a nokia battery though it has some inbuilt one which I don't think is replaceable.

    The bad thing about it is that from a cold start it takes ~30s to pick up a signal, but apparantly this is standard in the GPS world. I'm just impatient :Pirate:

    A really useful thing I found was the speed thingo, it gives actual speed more accurate than the car(because all cars have the speedo set lower than the real value) and when driving to QLD going those extra 5km/h on a 20hour trip does make a difference:thumbup:
     

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