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=== Nokia N900 offline Hitchwiki navigator ===
As the [http://wiki.maemo.org/Nokia_N900 Nokia N900] smartphone reaches dumbphone feature phone price levels, it can also make for an offline Hitchwiki spot browser within Openstreetmap. The only limitation is that Hitchwiki's spot ratings and descriptions are missing for now.Here are the steps:
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5. ON THE ROAD<br>
- When travelling make sure Marble is set to '''Work Offline''' in the main menu! This stops Marble from automatically downloading missing tiles from an area that is opened.<br>
- With all apps, wifi, gps and bluetooth off and GSM mode instead of Dual/3G the N900 lasts for 4-5 days. Some users say the phone is more energy-efficient when switched on permanently compared to turning it off when not in use, as the booting process drains the battery. A list on how to make a battery charge last longer [http://wiki.maemo.org/Make_your_battery_last_longer/ here]. With Marble switched on the battery lasts about a day. Bring a spare and/or a mini usb-cigarette lighter charger in case there is an opportunity to charge during a ride. A standalone charger (Nokia DT-33 Battery Charging Stand) helps to charge 2 batteries at once if time is limited.
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- To toggle the gps, press screen > Info Boxes > Routing > globe icon. Note: this will also toggle the default internet connection. Set to wifi to prevent the phone connecting to expensive such as roaming 3G internet while on the road. Go to Settings > Internet Connections > Connect automatically > select WLAN. Search interval > select Never
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