GPS: the Mobile Way

Smith, Brad
November 2006
Wireless Week;11/15/2006, Vol. 12 Issue 23, p6
Trade Publication
The article focuses on global positioning systems (GPS) integrated on cellular telephones. Ken Hyers of ABI research notes that only about 12 million cellular subscribers exist in the world who pay for GPS-enabled location-based services. However, he expects that number to reach 315 million in five years from 2006. Qualcomm claims that more than 200 million cellular telephones have been sold worldwide that include its gpsOne assisted-GPS technology.


Related Articles

  • Car rentals, wireless firms expand telematics services. Motsay, Emily // RCR Wireless News;5/24/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 21, p14 

    Provides information on various automotive telematics devices and services. Features of Avis Assist, a mobile-phone based navigation system from Motorola Inc.; Cost of Televigation's TeleNav, a Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation service that can be accessed with GPS-enabled phones;...

  • Affordable Communications. Buxbaum, Peter // Fleet Equipment;Jan2000, Vol. 26 Issue 1, pMGT5 

    Features the OmniTRACS high-end mobile communications and onboard computing system from QUALCOMM company. Comments from Jim Crowder, owner of the company; Information on the communication system; Advantages of Global Positioning System; Function of MobileMessenger system.

  • Mobile Navigation Finds its Way. Smith, Brad // Wireless Week;8/15/2006, Vol. 12 Issue 17, p20 

    The article focuses on the widespread availability of location-based services (LBS) in cellphones in the U.S. A report was conducted by Juniper Research which shows that mobile LBS will generate less than $1 billion in revenues in 2006, but will grow to $8.5 billion during the next four years....

  • Handset OEMs push ahead with mobile device convergence. Thompson, Mark // Electronics Weekly;Nov2008 Electronica Supplement, p4 

    The article focuses on the growing popularity of multi-feature mobile phone handsets and the effort of original equipment manufacturers to capitalize on mobile device convergence. According to a research by TNS Inc., over 75% of mobile phone users list two-days of battery life during active use...

  • Electronics For Squirts.  // Travel & Leisure;Oct2006 Supplement, p76 

    The article features several trendy communication gadgets suitable for teenagers including the "Disney Global Positioning System (GPS) Family Phone," which has phone for parents and two Disney games, the "Tictalk Kids' Cell Phone" which has preprogrammed numbers and five games, and "Verizon LG...

  • The public may just have the last word on mobile marketing. Murray, Iain // Marketing Week;1/26/2006, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p82 

    The article reflects on the ultimate consequence of mobile marketing, as predicted by the author, which is the decline in the number of people using mobile phones because of their dislike of cellphone marketing. Marketers are expected to maximize global positioning systems. The author considers...

  • Audiovox CDM-8600.  // Boating;Feb2004, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p44 

    Introduces Audiovox CDM-8600, a cellular telephone that supports Global Positioning System, Web browsing and e-mail, manufactured by Audiovox Corp. Product features; Pros and cons; Usability; Availability.

  • Point of Presence. Savoie, Michael; Jani, Mihir // Knowledge, Technology & Policy;Fall2003, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p5 

    This article reports that the increase in tracking technologies combined with decreases in physical characteristics of the chips necessary for tracking devices has made the personal tracking device a technical reality. The United States government is pushing the E911 mandate, accurate location...

  • Cell Phone Fees That Sneak Up on You. Arar, Yardena // PCWorld;Jul2006, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p41 

    The article presents the author's views on the enhancement of the services being offered by cellular telephone companies in the U.S. in 2006 and its impact on the monthly bills of cellular telephone owners. The huge expansion in data services means that there will be an increased number of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics