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Old 05-21-2008, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up RIM Execs Pick Their Favorite 3rd Party BlackBerry Apps

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Research In Motion execs, including CEO Mike Lazaridis, offer up their favorite third party downloads for BlackBerry in this article.

Perhaps the most interesting thing in the story is that the CEO uses a third party media player. What does that say about the BlackBerry media player??

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very interesting read
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Default Google Maps v. BlackBerry Maps....

The execs also all recommend Google Maps, but don't mention BlackBerry Maps at all. Interesting...

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I noticed that and thought that was rather funny. But we all know that articles are always taken out of context so you really dont know what they really said.
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I noticed that and thought that was rather funny. But we all know that articles are always taken out of context so you really dont know what they really said.
True, though I still think it's interesting that the BlackBerry-maker's CEO would tout the FlipSide music player...

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So why is Garmin Mobile a one-time $99 charge for internal GPS, but an annual subscription for no internal GPS? The second offer includes a puck, which I already have. It shouldn't matter to the SW whether I'm using an internal GPS or a puck - it should be transparent to the software...

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BlackBerry devices with GPS. Only $99.99 xxx8212; this download gives you turn-by-turn directions to millions of destinations.

With this purchase, download software directly to your BlackBerry for the lifetime of your device. Includes everything you need xxx8212; maps, millions of POIs and easy-to-use navigation software.

Popular phones include the BlackBerry 8310 & 8800.
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BlackBerry devices with GPS. $149.99 subscription xxx8212; this navigation solution gives you turn-by-turn directions to millions of destinations.

Get a compact GPS receiver and a 1-year subscription for server-based navigation. Receive everything you need via the mobile internet straight from Garmin servers xxx8212; the latest maps, millions of POIs and easy-to-use navigation software.

Popular phones include the BlackBerry Pearl, 8700 and more.
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So why is Garmin Mobile a one-time $99 charge for internal GPS, but an annual subscription for no internal GPS? The second offer includes a puck, which I already have. It shouldn't matter to the SW whether I'm using an internal GPS or a puck - it should be transparent to the software...


Not sure, but I'm willing to bet Garmin just hasn't updated that section of its website. That is where you got this information, correct? The Garmin offer for $99 GPS for the lifetime of your BlackBerry is new, so I think they just haven't updated those words yet.

I agree it makes no sense that the company would charge a yearly fee for devices without internal GPS and only a one-time fee to users with GPS built-in...

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