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Old 07-17-2008, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
newwood
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Default vz navigator upgrade doesn't enable GPS on google maps on 8830?

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So of the many diatribes against verizon locking their GPS I wasn't expecting this: after "upgrading" my 8830 from an external gps puck to verizon's vz navigator I was horrified to find that (although vz navigator works fine) that google maps and blackberry maps can't access the internal gps. Looking under Options in blackberry maps where you select the GPS device only gives choices of none, or my bluetooth gps puck. A call to verizon verifies that only vz navigator has access to gps info. Damn. Can anyone confirm this?
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