Seems there's a lot of buzz about cellphones, mobile geospatial and LBS this week in the GeoBlogosphere as we get ready to head into the new year:
Great info from Glenn Letham on Nokia's beta program and AT&T's devCentral newsletter and program (via SymbianOne).
Peter Batty on Google's "Locate Me" capability (location finding via cell towers), along with hybrid mode maps in an upcoming iPhone firmware 1.1.3 release - The Digital Earth Blog and others mention this as well - more on the new firmware here:
Personally, I'm not thrilled at how Apple still has the platform locked down, with restricted capability for users to upgrade and develop for the iPhone platform...
If the faux-GPS cellphone-resection approach doesn't make you happy, add GPS on to your iPhone - "LocoGPS": http://gisuser.blogspot.com/2007/12/iphone-gps-locogps.html
Finally, Glenn Letham also reports on a special release of the popular Nokia N95 as an 8GB 3G version specifically for the US market that's coming - more here: http://devicearena.com/2007/12/29/us-3g-n95-8gb-coming-for-valentine%E2%80%99s-day/.
As for me, I still have my own bias for my AT&T Tilt, which, while perhaps not as stylish or elegant, nonetheless already has all of the functionality that these iPhone, N95 and other imminent releases are still striving for - and it's proven to be a good, reliable and versatile workhorse for me already.
Does your phone do it all?