Originally Posted by Apherel
Richard, that's a damned interesting idea
Someone needs to try it.
Ironically, the 810 (the new model) comes with GPs. If the navigation fails, on the 810 you can also watch you tube RIB and rescue clips while you wait. This is called technological convergence.
Well I have tried vnc and can assure you it works fine with both pc and mac (anyone mention a Newton!!!). I haven't tried with a navigation s/w package and on deck. However, no reason to suspect it wont work as its simply a remote presentation of whats on the pc screen. Just a question about readability etc.
I may have a go only the boat but it will prob take a few weeks before I get the time to set it up.
vnc works fine with the mouse/pointer. If you need to enter text, you need to use the windows on-screen keyboard utility. This is ok but not quite as handy as the Nokias own one.
Interesting point about inbuilt gps once the latest version. Ive read that the 800 is now being discounted too. Nokia, seem to be continuing to develop these devices. Once ubiquitous wifi is available they will really come into their own.