| | Don't give up on it yet
I wouldn't give up on ALK yet. I used CoPilot Laptop 9 on my Laptop a couple years ago and it was very reliable and always got me where I was going (I was using it in an 18-wheeler in RV mode). It allowed me to avoid certain roads and carefully plan my route with all kinds of preferences. I had it set up to warn me when I was within 10 miles of a fuel stop or rest area.
Of course there may be some problems to start, but it is new for the Blackberry which is why they are giving us 6 months free. This is basically their way of saying "here. Try it out for 6 months. Yeah, you may have problems, but we will work them out over the next half year."
Once the kinks are gone, I think this will be a great program.
By the way, I can't download it yet as blackberry.alk.com doesn't respond. Anyone have the file they can send me?
As far as a GPS puck, if you don't have one and need one, I highly recommend the Freedom Keychain GPS 2000 - It works where other GPS receivers failed.