GPS On a SIM Card
Wow, nothing says GPS Capability in a Mobile Phone like having a GPS chip right on the SIM card. SIM cards are in the backs of many mobile phones around the world these days, and BlueSky Positioning has what seems like an incredible application for GPS technology. The product is Assisted GPS capable, or A-GPS, which has the ability to talk to servers to help the chip predict where satellites are, and "look" in the right places for them. This speeds satellite acquisition and reduces your wait time.
According to the story in The Register, handsets using JSR177 Java programming that talks with the SIM chip could support full mapping, location and route-planning capabilities like you see on stand alone GPS devices. BlueSky apparently has working prototypes and is looking for a partner to produce the SIMs.
Via The Register
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Posted by Scott Martin at April 26, 2007 8:58 PM