greengert wrote:Android and Iphones have replaced these old devices. Fax your order in. :D
Your phone as your only GPS only works if you never venture far from home or outside a strong cell coverage footprint.
Phones do not store maps/poi data. They grab it remotely as needed from a remote server. As such, if you get into an area with spotty cell coverage (deserts, mountains, forests, the Florida panhandle, etc.) you are S-C-R-E-W-E-D!
Phone based GPS is nice but it's still a LONG way from replacing handheld and in dash GPS units. For those of you that don't believe me, please think of me when you are lost in the middle of nowhere, yelling at your phone, cursing your carrier, and begging a homeless guy to please for-the-love-of-God help you find the interstate!