Originally Posted by atom631
so in other words, using the Curve as a handheld GPS unit if your hiking or in an area with no service is not possible. dumb. especially for 10 bux a month!!
It's not dumb. Every choice you make is a compromise and you need to be aware of the limitations. Price is only one factor -- don't assume that paying $XX means that you'll get what you want or need.
GPS apps that require data coverage work fine for a large number of people. I use Telenav (it requires data coverage) all the time while traveling and find it incredibly useful.
For your needs you need to look into a suitable GPS app for the BB or an entirely different GPS platform with preloaded maps.
I'd also recommend reading up in the GPS forum. GPS isn't unique to the 83xx series.