Hey all, I'm close to making a decision about which smartphone to purchase and I'm considering the Blackberry Curve 8330 that Verizon offers. However, I need to some assistance in trying to discern how the GPS function works.
I'm currently on a family plan that does not offer Internet access, and I am aware that the GPS funtion works despite needing to access the Internet, but I do know I need a software based application and maps in order to utilize the full function of the GPS feature. I'm moving soon to a different state/city locale and I'm definitely going to need it navigate around the area I'm in (I'm poor at personal navigation!)
Is anyone aware of a free application and maps service that is accessible on the Blackberry Curve without requiring use of the Internet?
Any information you guys have to give would much appreciated. Thanks!
Hi, I would buy a cheap GPS system, like from Tiger Direct or Goggle GPS prices. I have used OEM systems in 3 cars so far and the TomTom and Garmin units for around $129.00 or so work as well as far as getting you from Point A to Point B as the OEM systems.
At $10.00 a month plus the Data charges, in less then a year you pay for the GPS system not to mention looking at a 3"-4" screen vs looking at your Blackberry screen. The portable systems for a few dollars a year you can update maps on-line. For my Honda Pilot OEM system, the newest version of the DVD is $189.00. I can by a TomTom for that.
I hope that helps you some.
eugkim, you aren't using GPS on GoogleMaps, you are likely looking at a cell tower based location. On the screen, do you have a large wide light blue circle, or a pinpoint darkblue dot for your location, and within how many meters are you? It should state at the bottom of the screen?