Southern LINC’s handset boasts GPS
Calling it the “latest evolution in handset technology,” Southern LINC announced Monday that their new Motorola i88s handset is equipped with an internal antenna giving it Global Positioning System capabilities.
With pre-loaded Java application entitled “My Location,” the handset can request a customer’s approximate location and speed, and allow users to view real-time statistics to track travel speed, time and distance. It also enables technically capable emergency centers with locating the user when a 911 call is made from the handset. When connected to a laptop, it can be used to provide approximate location to a computer running interactive map software.
In addition to the GPS, the i88s offers a range of features including ‘Instant LINC’(digital two-way radio), voice-activated dialing, voice recording, Java technology, a 250-entry phonebook and custom profile settings.