| | Re: Needed Apps
First of all. for backup, you need to install Blackberry Desktop Manager. Go to the RIm site and download version 6 on each laptop. that will allow you to make backups of data - i.e. contacts, calendar, etc.
As for GPS, we first need to know the model number of each device, not the nickname. Not all BBs have GPS. If the device doesn't have GPS, you are probably out of luck.
Second, you will need to have a BB data plan activated on your account since maps are downloaded as needed, not stored on the device itself. I must be a BB data plan, an ordinary data plan will not work.
As for apps, check out our GPS and Mapping section to see if there is something that will work for your son. For you, BBMaps or GoogleMaps will probably work OK. But you will need the extra BB data plan added on.