: Our NAV only takes Palm OS. Now Palm OS is dead (pretty much)



anim8orCTSV
05-21-07, 11:44 PM
I saw on slashdot (http://www.slashdot.org) a link to a review of the last device (the Treo 755p) that supports the Palm OS.

Since, at this point, the Palm OS is dead will the ability to beam an address to the nav die as well?

Can't they have a firmware fix for this (I'm sure this is asking WAY too much).

Should I just stop wishing this could be fixed?

I have seen the tricks to get it to work but it would be nice to have it work with Windows Mobile.

-Paul

nikon
05-21-07, 11:48 PM
^^it does work...maybe not the first time, but it works, I forget who figured it out, but it works....still useless to me.

CTSV_Rob
05-22-07, 12:12 AM
I figured it out.

funny, I thought Nikon may want to use it by now... Surprize, Surprize.:)

nikon
05-22-07, 12:24 AM
lol...actually it's a rarity for me to use the nav in the V...I drive a Vue for work most of the time, we've got a magellan road mate in there...so it doesn't matter either way :p

CTSV_Rob
05-22-07, 01:14 AM
Magellan roadmate is a nice peice of gear, I gave mine to the wife when I bought my V.

:nik: a dancing Banana - Too cool...

tedcmiller
05-22-07, 10:42 AM
The Palm OS is not dead, yet

GMBOUND
05-22-07, 11:05 AM
I have a pocket PC and I can beam to the NAV unit with no problem.

JimmyH
05-22-07, 02:56 PM
What do the new nav units from Cadillac support? Windows Mobile seems to be becoming the standard.

RunningOnEMT
05-22-07, 03:01 PM
how do you beam an address to the nav?

tx_metabaron
05-22-07, 04:54 PM
how do you beam an address to the nav?

:yeah: (windows mobile 5.0 user here)

JimmyH
05-22-07, 10:23 PM
In contacts on your pocket pc, go to beam contact, then you go into the area of your nav (read the book) where you enter an address, and one of the buttons on the right is for receiving data. It didnt work for me, but I dont have pocket pc anymore, I have smartphone.

keeksv
05-23-07, 08:10 AM
..in other words, your portable device needs to have an infrared port.

JimmyH
05-23-07, 11:16 PM
..in other words, your portable device needs to have an infrared port.

Oui Oui

GMBOUND
05-24-07, 12:14 PM
When I loaded my contacts I had to send each one twice. The first time the NAV unit recognizes that something is communicating with it and the second time "After you press Recieve on the unit" it takes it.

CTSV_Rob
05-24-07, 07:28 PM
Mine worked the same way. - Pocket PC 2003

JimmyH
05-27-07, 09:01 PM
I was looking though my contacts today, and it suddenly occurred to me, that of the 100 or so contacts I have, all but three of them I already know how to get to. The other three are just numbers without addresses. So I guess I would never need to beam any of them to the car :yup: