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5.0 out of 5 stars GPS issues rectified - It's a 5 star plus machine now., February 8, 2007
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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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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Feb 8, 2007 8:13:24 PM PST
D. Ho says:
would you please make comment on your statement "The TomTom maps are now the latest version, and the TomTom "Extras" have been activated."?

All rx5915 users are suffering with Tom Tom map is not latest version and all waiting for a upgrade. Is your rx5915 already get updated map? If yes, please let me know the map version number.

Thanks a lot if you can address above questions.

Posted on Feb 12, 2007 6:44:57 AM PST
I am also curious about the comment regarding "TomTom maps are latest version". I applied the 5915 firmware upgrade today, but the TomTom map files still have the July 2006 file dates.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2007 12:04:26 AM PDT
D. Willard says:
Not sure I understand what you mean by, "users are suffering with Tom Tom map is not latest version" and "Is your rx5915 already get updated map?" Please explain both.

Posted on Jun 30, 2007 4:19:00 PM PDT
Samuel Z says:
Could you please tell us what is the brand of the 4 GB SD memory card that you added to your iPAQ?
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