"Very good navigator"4.0 starson by pitsianis
Pros: Always with you, always updated
Cons: Requires digital service
Summary: I really enjoyed using VZ Navigator in a couple of recent trips. Unlike other reviewers here, I did not consider the smaller screen a limitation (RAZR V3c), and the voice directions were clear. Pressing the Select cursor button repeats the last direction, if you miss it.
My only disappointment has been the fact that you cannot go back to an older set of directions after it attempts to reroute. Think of the following, you are unroute a long distance trip. You leave the highway to get gas and the GPS thinks you lost your route since you deviated from it. It attempts to reroute, but since you are in the middle of nowhere, there is no digital service, so it fails to get "new" directions and it erases the "old" directions!
The navigator is not as sofisticated as say the Teletype, but then again, you have it always with you, unlike a PDA/GPS combo.
It has the potential to become an invaluable tool if/when the following are implemented:
* Since it requires the network for planning, use real time information about road construction, traffic and weather.
* Why limit the data base to Points Of Interest and not include complete White and Yellow Page searches?
* Since there is already approximate location information, --from the cell towers the phone communicates with-- why not use that to select the satelites that should be reachable, and thus minimize cold start-up connection time?
I feel it is expensive, for $10/month, but if it could provide traffic, weather and White/Yellow Page searches, it would be very easy to justify.