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Old 08-03-2006, 02:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Angry Doesn't work on Telus either

Originally Posted by camisa
I too have a crippled Blackberry 7130e on Verizon Wireless.


Is there anybody else trying to get assisted GPS support from their Verzion Wireless 7130e???

I too have tried all of the same things that you have (Turning Location On, trying the HTML code and the rest). No luck. Note that I have a 7130e on Telus, so it is not just a Verizon issue.

I wrote a Java app using the JDE to query the device capabilities and display the location. It reports "GPS Enabled" but the call to getLocation() just throws a timeout exception after 60 seconds with no coordinates returned.

I have upgraded the device firmware to the latest version (from Sprint) with no changes.

I don't know whether it is:
a) A service book issue (something missing),
b) My provider has disabled it in the provisioning,
c) The device just doesn't support it.

Regardless, I wish RIM would make up their mind whether the 7130e supports GPS or not - references to it are made in numerous locations in the manual, but I don't know of *anyone* who has ever had it working.

Frustratedely yours,

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