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    I picked up my Charge today and tried out navigation on the way home. It was working fine, but the screen timed out and went blank. When a turn was coming up I would get an audio prompt for the turn. I checked various settings and could not find a way to change it. Is this just the way it is or is there a setting to keep the display on. I had a navigation app on my BB that would turn off the screen and when a turn was coming up it would turn on for a while then turn back off. One thing I have not tried yet was changing the power saver mode.

    THX

    Update: I found out a magnet is in the desk cradle and the car cradle. If I knew where the magnet was located I could make it think it was in car dock mode. See info below

    They’re also selling a multimedia station which turns your phone into an alarm clock and weather display for a bedside sort of experience. Both of these accessories use magnets to determine when/if the phone is docked and your Motorola Droid will automatically enter either “Car Mode” or “Multimedia Mode” when it is connected
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    Quote Originally Posted by barrytest View Post
    I picked up my Charge today and tried out navigation on the way home. It was working fine, but the screen timed out and went blank. When a turn was coming up I would get an audio prompt for the turn. I checked various settings and could not find a way to change it. Is this just the way it is or is there a setting to keep the display on. I had a navigation app on my BB that would turn off the screen and when a turn was coming up it would turn on for a while then turn back off. One thing I have not tried yet was changing the power saver mode.

    THX

    Update: I found out a magnet is in the desk cradle and the car cradle. If I knew where the magnet was located I could make it think it was in car dock mode. See info below

    They’re also selling a multimedia station which turns your phone into an alarm clock and weather display for a bedside sort of experience. Both of these accessories use magnets to determine when/if the phone is docked and your Motorola Droid will automatically enter either “Car Mode” or “Multimedia Mode” when it is connected
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    i dont think google navi has that option maybe a third party navi has it
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    Does the Charge use magnets for the car dock? The reason I bring this up is I thought the same thing when I had my Fascinate but that wasn't the case as it was done with electronics in the car dock. Just something to chew on...
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    I looked at the screen timeout and there is no choice other than minutes. My bb was also quirky with google maps. I may get the real car dock and see if it makes a difgerence.
    Also thanks about the magnet info

    UPDATE: I remember now how I got my BB to stay on. I had to select something like show my location, then the screen would stay lit. There is a mode in Google Maps where it show the driver's point of view. Next time I will try that mode and see if make a difference.

    THX DroidXcon and Azturbomini
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    Cool. Let us know!

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