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My Location

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Mobile phones

The new version of Google Maps for Mobile phones now has primitive GPS capabilities : dubbed as My Location, GM uses cell tower identification to provide you with your approximate location information. 100% accuracy can not be guaranteed : Google ensures about a correct location with an uncertainty of 1 to 2 km, which is quite a lot.

I installed this on my Nokia N80, and it locates indeed my current position 1.6 km too far to the east. But it gives you a rough idea where you're located, and is a nice addition in the case you forgot your GPS receiver. Warning : not all phones are supported !