I recently upgraded my data plan to a genuine BB data plan. I run the OS 188.8.131.52 on my BB and I have Blackberry Maps installed. There is also an item in my service book entries that reads as follows:
Record Type: Active
Name: BlackBerry Maps
Gateway IP: blah blah blah\blackberry.net|GPAK
Description: BlackBerry Maps - EMEA
I suppose that one is for the Maps. But still, I cannot see the Maps icon on my desktop. I also verified with my carrier, they assured me that they do not block the use of BB maps by deliberately hiding the maps icon from their subscribers desktops... However, they suggested it might have something to do with my BB being unable to work in UMTS data networks. My pearl only supports EDGE high speed data networks but Vodafone does not, at least here in Germany.
Could that indeed have something to do with that or is something else wrong?