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GPS issues rectified - It's a 5 star plus machine now.
, February 8, 2007
This review is from: HP iPAQ rx5915 Travel Companion (Office Product)
Hooray for HP! They have issued a firmware upgrade (get to it from the HP homepage) that addresses the GPS concerns some of us earlier buyers had complained about. (see early reviews). I applied the update last night and was blown away by the results. My rx5915 now locks onto satellites in 30 seconds or less (about a minute for the first bootup of the day). Awesome! The TomTom maps are now the latest version, and the TomTom "Extras" have been activated.
I love this little machine. I added a 4 GB memory card and Coreplayer which is much more versatile multi-media player than the Windows Media Player and a little Bluetooth earpiece that I got for less than twenty bucks at a surplus computer outlet and I can't think of anything else that I might want.
My job involves driving a businessman around San Francisco and waiting while he attends meetings with his client. With the rx5915 I now spend my waiting time watching movies, surfing the net or listening to MP3s. So glad that I didn't buy a unit that was only a GPS.
HP says that they only recommend a 1 GB card, but this little unit has had no problem with the off-brand 4 gig card I stuck in it. There was no problem at all pairing with the Bluetooth headset, and here in San Francisco, the number one city in the world for open Wi-Fi hotspots, I have only found a couple of locations where I couldn't find a free hotspot to log onto.
Great little machine and Amazon's price for it was the lowest I could find anywhere.
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