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Old 10-15-2008, 05:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know of the program called Trapster, but is there a program out there that would use your GPS on your Blackberry to detect Radar and informed you like Trapster?
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think Uniden is coming out with a dashboard navigator with a built-in radar detector
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Uh. Are you asking if there's a program that will use GPS to detect radar guns? I'm not sure if thats entirely possible.

On a side note, thanks to you I've found the Trapster app, so thanks buddy! =).
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It's not possible. This nonsense comes up about every 2-3 months. IT CAN'T BE DONE. Common sense should tell anyone with half a brain that there's a frequency difference, lack of hardware, and a software issue. It's like asking if my can opener can be used to control the TV like a regular remote.

Apps like Trapster are simply publicly accessible maps that show recorded locations of speed traps, as reported by other users. If you have GPS you can use it to tell you when you're nearing one of the pre-recorded speed trap sites and have your phone give you an audible warning. It's simply waypoints on a map being monitored by your GPS. Cool, but hardly revolutionary. But please, don't expect your phone to detect the police radar trap from the radar emissions of the radar gun.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (8130 Pearl (Sprint))

Buy an escort 9500ix. It has speedtrap detection, red light camera, and high risk tick areas all built in and will alert you when you are close.

Its a great decive... Trust me, I bought it. =)
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If you want something to detect police radar, get the right tool for the job. You get what you pay for when it comes to radar detectors, so even something halfway reliable will cost a small fortune.

I bought the 170~ dollar Cobra. So far it's kept me from getting pulled over for speeding, seems to detect almost everything...not just police radar, I'm talking banks / stores / other radar detectors / etc.
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Originally Posted by rambo47 View Post
It's not possible. This nonsense comes up about every 2-3 months. IT CAN'T BE DONE. Common sense should tell anyone with half a brain that there's a frequency difference, lack of hardware, and a software issue. It's like asking if my can opener can be used to control the TV like a regular remote.
Well written and if anybody thinks different they should not be owning a mobile phone.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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wait a minute now. wait just a darn minute. Can't I use my curve to send satellite booster signals to Hubble? I mean, someone just needs to write the right program right?

Someone shoot the above person....and no, the above question is not within the realm of acceptable ignorance.

And I love the original posters quote below the post...i'm not going to mention the general trend here.
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