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Danger Sidekick to gain GPS support?

updated 01:35 pm EDT, Fri May 18, 2007

Sidekick GPS Support

Danger's Sidekick messaging phones should be receiving native GPS support, according to the company's own job postings. A search for a software engineering intern reveals that the company is looking for help to "formalize the Java Native Interface and glue layer for binding the BT serial support as a GPS provider of data," the company says. The technique refers to adding support for a Bluetooth-enabled GPS device such as an in-car system or a handheld, letting the phone find its location without an internal receiver.

Though Danger expectedly refrained from mentioning specific devices in the posting, the firm's new technology could apply both as an existing update to the Sidekick 3's Bluetooth support as well as a new feature for a future Sidekick model. The internship is scheduled to take place this summer and suggests an update as soon as late 2007 for T-Mobile users. [via Hiptop3]

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