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Old 08-21-2009, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a verizon 8330 curve with updated 4.5 os. I can connect to BB Maps sats, but have no luck with any other 3rd party apps (Amazegps, Nav4, golf apps. I do know that Verizon unlocked the GPS with the 4.5 update but I can't sem to have any luck. I am far from an expert, probably why I'm writing this. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried GoogleMaps?
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just get cell tower triagulation. I am also looking for voice directions.
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I do know that Verizon unlocked the GPS with the 4.5 update
Did they? IIRC with 4.5 on an 8330 you can now use BB Maps but that's it. You might want to double check.
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I am in wap so I can't see your carrier. Verizon 8330 users are unlocked for BB Maps and that's it. Unlike the Storm and Tour users
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Yeah, it's only unlocked for BBMaps and VZNav on the Verizon 8330. It won't currently work with third party applications. You would need a GPS puck for that.
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Only one with voice that I know of is VZNav which costs about $10 a month
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I have google maps on my verizon blackberry and it works. I changed my gps advanced settings from 911 only to "location on".

I can get directions and stuff like that, but no voice.
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I have google maps on my verizon blackberry and it works. I changed my gps advanced settings from 911 only to "location on".

I can get directions and stuff like that, but no voice.
Google Maps doesn't have voice navigation, even if you have a fully GPS enabled phone. BBMaps is the only app what works with Verizon GPS on devices previous to the Storm and Tour.

To the OP, imo Verizon Navigator is great and well worth the montly fee if you need GPS navigation with voice.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:05 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have google maps on my verizon blackberry and it works.
What accuracy are you getting though? Google Maps will "work" with triangulation on any BB. I doubt it's using the GPS receiver.
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Guys, just use a GPS puck and download AmazeGPS. This program is FREE and HAS VOICE navigation as a part of the program. It's a bit slower than other apps but for the price, you can't beat it.
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