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Using Java to obtain Coordinates from a phone's built in GPS

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Hi,

As the title says, I would like to know if it is possible to write an application which 'gets' the phone's position through its built in GPS and send it across the net as a data packet.

I have no experience in Java applications for phones, so I don't know if what I would like to do can be done, and if it can be done, I don't know how.

If this can be done, will the phone OS give me troubles since I will be accessing a component of the phone? So far, I haven't chosen any mobile phone brand and/or model for the simple reason that I do not know which OS will grant me access to these peripherals, I would appreciate if someone could suggest a specific mobile phone, or else, a certain list of features that the phone must have so that I would have less problems in using the GPS.

Any information is appreciated,

Regards,
Ryan.