Today I bought my first car. It is Opel Astra combi from 1997 year.

My Opel Astra

It drives very nicely and have lot of space for all things which we will want to take with us (pram/pushchair for Mira and other luggage).

As N810 came with some kind of car holder I unpacked it today and looked at it. There is no way to mount it in the car… From fast googling it looks like provided holder require another Nokia accessory — HH-12 Easy Mount ;(

So using N810 for navigation has to wait a bit… I need to buy HH-12 to mount it (or use other holder), then buy car charger DC-4 (or rather 3rd party replacement) and then get better GPRS plan to be able to use Maemo Mapper on the road. Map application which comes with device has very poor maps of Poland and routing functionality require additional payment.

Bought car

5 thoughts on “Bought car

  • 24th February 2008 at 23:40

    You might want to check out a brand called “brodit”. They make screw-less car mounting brackets that perfectly fit with almost every device and brand you want to be mounted.

    You can just clip one of their mounting brackets over the center heating vents, for instance.

  • 25th February 2008 at 00:30

    Remember about download function inside Maemo Mapper. With this feature is possible to drive and use GPS one the road in “off-line mode”… And without Bluetooth connection to GSM phone, battery will work longer.

  • 25th February 2008 at 11:34

    Imrahil: I know about that functionality — wrote about it two months ago. The problem is with routing as it require internet access to generate new route. Of course routes can be fetched first but what if you need to go to some place which is not on a route (like detour for example).

  • 25th February 2008 at 13:58

    Ok. Sure. Another question: is it possible to use another GPX server than that from Gnuite? Did you hear about that posibilities?

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