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Old 12-06-2008, 12:14 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by StuartV View Post
My brother kept the Omnia for 1 day, then returned it and ordered a Storm.
I did keep it for only a day (Stu, sorry I didn't let you play with is more) and am back to a K1m until the Storm I ordered is delivered on Monday (Dec. 15)... but there is a looming question I still have regarding the Storm that may make me order (and keep) an Omnia.

I called VZW today to ask about the GPS on the Storm... is it truly unlocked, or is it only available for BB Maps and VZNav? Specifically, can I run Google Maps on the Storm and get accurate position data from the GPS. HIs response, "we are a for-profit company and if it is locked that is on purpose... and we do not support any third party apps that did not come installed on the phone; so I cannot tell you if Google Maps will work."

If it ends up that the only ways to get to the GPS is thru the BBMaps or VZNav then I will likely not be keeping the Storm for very long.

If nothing else, the higher internal memory and Wifi on the Omnia my send me back.
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