Hop On to GPS Cell Phones With Hop 1883

Hop On to GPS Cell Phones With Hop 1883


Skipping through the countryside, leaping over a bubbling brook, you can now hop into the world of portable navigation on the cheap thanks to the Hop 1883 GPS cell phone, available from Hop-On Wireless of California.

It seems like the Hop 1883 will largely lack a conventional keypad, relying mostly on the navigational controls below the main 2.8-inch QVGA display, which we hope is a touchscreen. If not, I have no idea how you plan on making calls with this thing. Other specs include a 2-megapixel camera and a SiRFStar III GPS chipset. The only cellular radio comes via tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900).

The idea is that the Hop 1883 will be cheap, finally bringing GPS navigation (and mobile baccarat, it seems) to the masses. No details surrounding dates or prices have been released.