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22nd October 2008, 09:31 PM   |  #1  
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Where is or how do you access what they were calling "compass mode" in the videos ?
22nd October 2008, 09:40 PM   |  #2  
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Should be in maps.
Under settings or menu, it should be one of the options.
22nd October 2008, 09:46 PM   |  #3  
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open maps.

click menu>>Map Mode>>Street View. It will need to process for a sec or two. You'll see the streets start lighting up with a light blue border. I think this indicates they have a street view picture for that street at that location.

Click somewhere on the map to get a Street View. Click on the street view balloon. Street View will load.

When it is done loading, hit menu>>Compass mode.

You can now move your phone around and the accelerometer will adjust the phone's view as if you were actually there.
22nd October 2008, 10:00 PM   |  #4  
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Cool BEans!
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open maps.

click menu>>Map Mode>>Street View. It will need to process for a sec or two. You'll see the streets start lighting up with a light blue border. I think this indicates they have a street view picture for that street at that location.

Click somewhere on the map to get a Street View. Click on the street view balloon. Street View will load.

When it is done loading, hit menu>>Compass mode.

You can now move your phone around and the accelerometer will adjust the phone's view as if you were actually there.

Thank you for this much appreciated!
22nd October 2008, 10:36 PM   |  #6  
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Compass mode would be cool... how is it on 3G? I don't have 3G here and it works great at home (WiFi) but on EDGE it seems to slow to be usable.
22nd October 2008, 10:55 PM   |  #7  
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Compass mode would be cool... how is it on 3G? I don't have 3G here and it works great at home (WiFi) but on EDGE it seems to slow to be usable.

It's as smooth as WiFi on 3G, at least it was when I tried it.
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I have it a spin on 3G and edge over lunch today. 3G is really fast, takes a second or two to load the iamges. Edge takes about 10 seconds to load the images, but once loaded the spin around just fine when you move your phone.
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Never mind .. I found it. It is not called compass mode .. it is street view . . Great .. nice.
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Never mind .. I found it. It is not called compass mode .. it is street view . . Great .. nice.

There is a compass mode, you just have to be in street view first to have it work.

With just plain street view you have to use the touch screen or the trackball to move the view around.

But with compass mode....you just have to move the phone and the accelerometer knows which way you're facing, and adjusts the picture to match. Tilt the phone up, and you see the sky and tops of buildings, tilt it down, and you see the road.

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