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Old 06-07-2007, 01:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jakob View Post
Wow. Thats d**n stupid though... wonder why they would do that????
Yes, the internal GPS receiver in the 8830 is currently crippled. it's crippled in the 8703e as well.

More than a few sources (including my own Verizon rep) have indicated that Verizon will soon be launching VZnavigator for the 8830 which will make use of the Internal GPS. This will be a subscription service for about $10 per month.

Disabling the Internal GPS isn't Verizon saying "we know what's best for you". It's more likely their way of generating more revenue from users.
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