Just a short follow-up on the Verizon Touch Pro 2's GPS performance. There's not much different to report on the GPS performance. I decided to take advantage of a clear day in my neighborhood yesterday and I took both the Verizon Touch Pro 2 and AT&T Fuze out on the back porch to do an un-scientific test of the GPS performance.
From a cold start with QuickGPS updated and using GoogleMaps, it took the Verizon Touch Pro 2 slightly over three minutes to acquire a satellite fix. Turning off the phone and letting it rest for thirty minutes, it took less than a minute for the Touch Pro 2 to reacquire a satellite fix.
I let the Touch Pro sit overnight and from a cold start and using Verizon Navigator, it took about twenty seconds to acquire a satellite fix. As I mentioned in the review of the Verizon Touch Pro 2, satellite acquisition was instant when moving from Navigator to GoogleMaps.
As one reader commented, Verizon Navigator may be using aGPS, with a certificate-based authenticated session to increase it's performance with Navigator compared to using the GPS with third party apps. Once warmed up, the Verizon TP2 GPS works like a charm with third party apps. You just need a little patience when working from a cold start.
Comparatively, from a cold start with QuickGPS updated and using GoogleMaps it took the AT&T Fuze ten seconds to acquire a satellite fix. Turning off the device and waiting thirty minutes, satellite acquisition was almost instant.
As far as position acquisition and movement lag, both the Touch Pro 2 and Fuze were within a stones throw of each other. I experienced a slight amount of movement lag, where the cursor position takes a second to catch up with your actual location, with the Fuze where no lag was noticeable with the Touch Pro 2.