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deezmfnutz
09-08-2006, 05:35 PM
So with the release of the 8100 around the corner one of the most interesting new applications is RIM's new maps /GPS app. Does anyone know if the maps application is available for the 8700 series? If so where can I get it from? Would be neat to hook the 8700 up to my bluetooth GPS puck..........anyone got any bright ideas?

secrecyguy
09-08-2006, 06:31 PM
Why have it? Use Google maps. They have a version for the Blackberry than you can download to it.

deezmfnutz
09-08-2006, 08:23 PM
Why have it? Use Google maps. They have a version for the Blackberry than you can download to it.

To get GPS not just static maps using a bluetooth GPS module.

secrecyguy
09-08-2006, 08:31 PM
To get GPS not just static maps using a bluetooth GPS module.

oh...

lmlloyd
09-08-2006, 08:41 PM
There is Spot (http://www.skylab-mobilesystems.com/en/products/spot.html)

And it seems like it can use just about any map server you would care to, including Google.

tsac
09-08-2006, 09:16 PM
I used a friends Plam with Tom Tom gps. If the software people would develop the application for the 8700, life would be complete

tsac
09-08-2006, 09:17 PM
Well almost complete

secrecyguy
09-08-2006, 10:06 PM
There is Spot (http://www.skylab-mobilesystems.com/en/products/spot.html)

And it seems like it can use just about any map server you would care to, including Google.

Cool! I hope they make one for the 8100!

pulrang
09-08-2006, 10:56 PM
Another large benefit of the BB maps is that it is integrated into email and the address book - something sorely missing from Google Maps.

deezmfnutz
09-09-2006, 08:29 AM
Another large benefit of the BB maps is that it is integrated into email and the address book - something sorely missing from Google Maps.

Hopefully it will be included in the 4.2 handheld OS when it is released for the 8700.

Mark Rejhon
09-09-2006, 01:26 PM
Another large benefit of the BB maps is that it is integrated into email and the address book - something sorely missing from Google Maps.I think BB Maps is a RIM enhanced version of Google Maps. Anyone who can confirm?

This wouldn't be out of character, since there's an agreement between RIM and Google, and there's been third party Google Maps clones (BBLocal, HelloWorld) before Google came out with their official software.