Hello. I just joined this site and started developing for mobile phones. I am currently working with the series 60, N80 cell phone from Nokia. I am developing in Java using J2ME.
My task is to obtain the location of the phone in the most convenient way possible (for the user).
I have been using the JSR-179 Location API and I thought that it would solve my problems but it seems to require a bluetooth GPS device to even attempt to get a location. Obviously, having the user buy and connect a GPS device to the phone is not a very convenient method.
My employer instead says that the easiest way to obtain general location information is to use the cell tower ID of the phone to get a general idea of the location of the phone. This obviously wouldn't require any external bluetooth device.
The Location API for J2ME seems to support this method of determining location but in practice has been requiring me to connect a bluetooth GPS device before it will get a location (or qualified coordinates).
Let me ask this as simply as possible....
How can I determine the location (lat and long) of the N80 phone without the use of an external GPS device?