Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Danger Sidekick to gain GPS support?

updated 01:35 pm EDT, Fri May 18, 2007

Sidekick GPS Support

Danger's Sidekick messaging phones should be receiving native GPS support, according to the company's own job postings. A search for a software engineering intern reveals that the company is looking for help to "formalize the Java Native Interface and glue layer for binding the BT serial support as a GPS provider of data," the company says. The technique refers to adding support for a Bluetooth-enabled GPS device such as an in-car system or a handheld, letting the phone find its location without an internal receiver.

Though Danger expectedly refrained from mentioning specific devices in the posting, the firm's new technology could apply both as an existing update to the Sidekick 3's Bluetooth support as well as a new feature for a future Sidekick model. The internship is scheduled to take place this summer and suggests an update as soon as late 2007 for T-Mobile users. [via Hiptop3]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News