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Mike Temporale
10-21-2007, 01:45 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/showthread.php?t=23205' target='_blank'>http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/showthread.php?t=23205</a><br /><br /></div><p><img alt="" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/500/spt/auto/1191243453.usr3.jpg" /></p><p>When HTC announced the s730, there was a lot of questions floating around the net about this device.&nbsp; The main question was if it really had a built-in GPS or not.&nbsp; There was a couple early reviews that talked about successfully connecting to the GPS.&nbsp; But it wasn't 100% clear if they that was built in or not.&nbsp; I took the question to my sources and the news I got back was very exciting.&nbsp; The s730 is using the Qualcomm MSM7200 processor and as such, it has a built-in GPS. The GPS even has an antenna attached to it. However, it is not something that HTC is supporting. That means that there is no software to <em>'enhance'</em> the connection or useability of that GPS. But it is there and it can be used. </p><p>That means the s730 is a powerhouse in the <a href="http://www.htc.com/product/03-product_s730.htm">specs</a> department&nbsp;with 400MHz processor, 256MB ROM, 64MB RAM, HSDPA/UMTS, QuadBand, 2 MegaPixel camera, and a built-in GPS. A very impressive device.&nbsp; Our <a href="http://www.mobileplanet.com/p.aspx?i=157448&amp;partner=sthoughts">affiliate store</a> lists the s730 as arriving in stock on November 10th.&nbsp; You can pre-order one now for $554.95.</p><p>Let's continue this discussion in the <a href="http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/showthread.php?t=23205">original forum thread</a>. </p>