New GPS chip hijacks existing hardware

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GPSCellGuide has been working on a chip which turns existing mobile processors into GPS emitters, allowing manufacturers a small and cheap way of integrating GPS functions with their handsets. With slim, GPS-enabled handsets like the BlackBerry 8820 coming out, saving space without skimping on features are of prime importance. CellGuide’s CGX5900 chip boasts a 3m accuracy, which is impressive considering that 10m is the par. In addition, it tracks satellites by taking a single snapshot of the sky, which translates to saved battery life and with the help of some patented algorithms, fewer calculations churning through the processor.