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Sep 27, 2009

T-Mobile G1 GPS Saves My Day

by Eric Smith — last modified Sep 28, 2009 11:23 AM
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The GPS on my G1 helps me navigate the confusing streets in Washington, DC.

Yesterday I dropped my daughter off in Washington, DC at Georgetown Cupcake. If you've ever been to Georgetown, you'll appreciate that I had to park about 10 blocks away. When I was walking back to join her, I realized that I didn't remember all of the turns I'd taken in order to find a parking space. Plus, all the quaint houses look the same, so I was having difficulty retracing my path.

So I used my new G1 (the "Google phone") to find my location and a local map. I did have to turn on the GPS, since I usually leave it off to extend the battery life, but other than that it was simple to find my location and a map, all without breaking stride (which was important because it was starting to rain!).

I was also able to use the phone's voice search to find the store's address. This even worked with the background noise of a jet taking off from the nearby National Airport.