06-14-2007, 10:00 AM
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| | Map Data on LOCAL flash card?
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I know the carriers wouldn't like this, but I wonder if map data can be loaded LOCALLY on a device, rather than having to pull if over the air? Any GPS device you can buy already has map data preloaded on it, and it's free! I'm quite certain that a fairly large amount of data could be loaded onto a 2Gb flash card, could BlackBerry Maps or Google Maps read the data from here?
Carriers probably do quite well with all the over the air data pulled down, so I don't think they would be too thrilled if it could be read locally.