BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-05-2008, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
bavism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Model: 8120
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Cincinnati Bell
Posts: 35
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Bb 8120

Please Login to Remove!

Hi I am new to the world of blackberry and so far I love it. I am a little confused about GPS with the 8120.

Can someone clarify for me whether or not the 8120 has a GPS built-in.

I have not been able to find any mention of a GPS on the blackberry site (although there really isn't much information at all for the 8120 on the BB site).

I downloaded google maps and it approximates by location although it always seems to be about 1700 meters away from my real location.

So my first question is does my 8120 have a GPS?
And secondly, If not, how does google approximate my location?

Thanks.

Matt
Offline  
Old 02-05-2008, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry God
 
penguin3107's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Model: iOS 5
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 11,701
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 235 Times in 218 Posts
Default

The 8120 does not have GPS.

Google approximates your position using cell tower triangulation.
__________________
BCSA
BES 5.0.3 MR4 :-: Exchange 2007 SP3 RU3
http://port3101.org
Offline  
Old 02-05-2008, 02:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Crimson Tide Moderator
 
JSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North of the moss line
Model: 9xx0
OS: 7.0sumtin
PIN: t low
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 41,911
Post Thanks: 59
Thanked 241 Times in 180 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bavism View Post
So my first question is does my 8120 have a GPS?
And secondly, If not, how does google approximate my location?
1. no built-in GPS on the 8120.

2. it uses a cell tower triangulation to determine the area you are in
Offline  
Old 02-05-2008, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
bavism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Model: 8120
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Cincinnati Bell
Posts: 35
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Thanks.

Thanks for the responses. That's what I was starting to suspect.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

HP DL380G6 PROLIANT RACK SERVER 2X INTEL XEON X5660 12GB RAM D526333
$250.0
HP DL380G6 PROLIANT RACK SERVER 2X INTEL XEON X5660 12GB RAM D526333 pictureHP DL380G6 PROLIANT RACK SERVER 2X INTEL XEON X5550 32GB RAM D526332
$140.0
HP DL380G6 PROLIANT RACK SERVER 2X INTEL XEON X5550 32GB RAM D526332 pictureHEWLETT PACKARD HP DL320S PROLIANT SERVER INTEL XEON 3070 1GB RAM D525268
$90.0
HEWLETT PACKARD HP DL320S PROLIANT SERVER INTEL XEON 3070 1GB RAM D525268 pictureHEWLETT PACKARD HP DL580G7 PROLIANT RACK SERVER 4X INTEL XEON E7530 D525298
$390.0
HEWLETT PACKARD HP DL580G7 PROLIANT RACK SERVER 4X INTEL XEON E7530 D525298 pictureHP DL380G6 PROLIANT RACK SERVER 2X INTEL XEON X5550 12GB RAM D525206
$100.0
HP DL380G6 PROLIANT RACK SERVER 2X INTEL XEON X5550 12GB RAM D525206 picture






Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.