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Old 07-11-2007, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone purchased the following?

1) The 2gig Micro chip? Is it fast?

2) GlobalSat 8300 GPS Receiver for $129? Is it worth it? Is it all you need or do you need to purchase a monthly plan for it to operate? Is it better than a TOMTOM?

3) BlackBerry 8300 Vinyl Pocket for $19.99? It looks great but does it have some sort of magnetic strip in the bottom that lets the phone know it's "IN HOLSTER" or how does it know to turn off the screen?

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Old 07-11-2007, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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3) BlackBerry 8300 Vinyl Pocket for $19.99? It looks great but does it have some sort of magnetic strip in the bottom that lets the phone know it's "IN HOLSTER" or how does it know to turn off the screen?

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Yes it has a magnet in the case and shuts off the screen
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2) GlobalSat 8300 GPS Receiver for $129? Is it worth it? Is it all you need or do you need to purchase a monthly plan for it to operate? Is it better than a TOMTOM?

Please get back to me when you can. Thanks.
I have the GlobalSat BT-359 GPS Receiver. I think this is the one you are referring to. It works with most Blackberry's via BT. It is about 1/3 the size of the Curve. Some refer to is as a GPS puck, due to it's size. It has it's own built in battery or can be plugged into power. Mapping programs such as BB maps and TeleNav GPS Navigator work great with it. Much like they do on the 8800 with the built in GPS. It also works with Beyond411 (free search program). There is no monthly plan to use the GPS Receiver. However there is a fee to use TeleNav GPS Navigator, either monthly or yearly. The main difference between the two mapping programs is TeleNav provides voice turn by turn where BB maps does not.

You can get the BT-359 off of Ebay, new, for about half the $129. That is where I bought mine.

You may want to check out the GPS section on the Forum.
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Has anyone purchased the following?

1) The 2gig Micro chip? Is it fast?

2) GlobalSat 8300 GPS Receiver for $129? Is it worth it? Is it all you need or do you need to purchase a monthly plan for it to operate? Is it better than a TOMTOM?

3) BlackBerry 8300 Vinyl Pocket for $19.99? It looks great but does it have some sort of magnetic strip in the bottom that lets the phone know it's "IN HOLSTER" or how does it know to turn off the screen?

Please get back to me when you can. Thanks.
It will not be better than a dedicated GPS unit and TomTom would be better.
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have the GlobalSat BT-359 GPS Receiver. I think this is the one you are referring to. It works with most Blackberry's via BT. It is about 1/3 the size of the Curve. Some refer to is as a GPS puck, due to it's size. It has it's own built in battery or can be plugged into power. Mapping programs such as BB maps and TeleNav GPS Navigator work great with it. Much like they do on the 8800 with the built in GPS. It also works with Beyond411 (free search program). There is no monthly plan to use the GPS Receiver. However there is a fee to use TeleNav GPS Navigator, either monthly or yearly. The main difference between the two mapping programs is TeleNav provides voice turn by turn where BB maps does not.

You can get the BT-359 off of Ebay, new, for about half the $129. That is where I bought mine.

You may want to check out the GPS section on the Forum.
I think he was talking about this one GlobalSat 8300 GPS Receiver

and I just found the one you have with a google product search here for $83.98 less shipping
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the vinyl sleeve thing came boxed with my curve...I dont use it, I use the skins while I wait for a vaja case but the sleeve is good quality and sleeps the device if you like that style its a good product at a decent price although it should have been free for everyone.
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