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Old 07-22-2007, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello World,

Thinking about getting the Freedom Mini GPS [ Freedom Input Ltd - Freedom Mini GPS ] for the Curve / 8300.

Any nay-sayers? Bad experiences? Problems? Issues? Random thoughts?

Much appreciated.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have heard good things about it however, I haven't yet tried it. I have one on the way and should receive it in the next week or so and will post a review after I get it.
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This thing sounds/looks downright awesome. Please let us know how it turns out, JC!
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holux GPSlim 240 is smaller
it works fine

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holux GPSlim 240 is smaller

Hi,

Just to let you all know that the Freedom Mini GPS Receiver has just started shipping.

Its dimensions are 39 x 33 20 compared to the Holux GPSlim 240 which is
22 x 64 15.

So the Freedom Mini GPS Receiver is slightly thicker but only half the length.
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That's what I thought too. I had considered the Holux, and almost bought it also, until I stumbled upon the Freedom Mini and fell in love.

Freedom mini just looks beautiful, especially on a keychain. John Clark, where have you ordered it from and for how much, if you don't mind me asking.
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Does the Curve need an External GPS receiver ? or is it built in ??
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We love it too but then we are biased!!

At the moment, you can buy the Freedom Mini GPS Receiver directly from our website shop only on Freedominput.com because it is such a new product and we are only just starting to organise shipments to our distributors in the US and Canada.

We are just in the process of setting up the ability to pay in dollars on the site so you are not punished by the exchange rate into pounds sterling.
Until the dollars are up there, please post or PM to me (or email me) and I can send you a paypal button for $99.99 plus $30.00 postage and packing ($129.99) if you want to buy one directly from us.
Alternatively, I can let you know as soon as any of our US/Canadian distributors have stock available to ship.

Hope this helps
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Does the Curve need an External GPS receiver ? or is it built in ??

Currently the Curve has no GPS Receiver built in. The Freedom MINI GPS Receiver works beautifully with the Curve. I have a Curve so I know well!
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Thank you! Is there any price break for us here at the Forum? I promise you that if you come up with a price break especially for this forum, your business volume will quadruple!

And yes, PLEASE let us know when its available for distributors in the US. Don't want to pay $30 shipping

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We love it too but then we are biased!!

At the moment, you can buy the Freedom Mini GPS Receiver directly from our website shop only on Freedominput.com because it is such a new product and we are only just starting to organise shipments to our distributors in the US and Canada.

We are just in the process of setting up the ability to pay in dollars on the site so you are not punished by the exchange rate into pounds sterling.
Until the dollars are up there, please post or PM to me (or email me) and I can send you a paypal button for $99.99 plus $30.00 postage and packing ($129.99) if you want to buy one directly from us.
Alternatively, I can let you know as soon as any of our US/Canadian distributors have stock available to ship.

Hope this helps
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I have to say I like this Forum. People are polite and well informed and willing to help each other.

So................... I'll do an opening offer for all Forum members on the Freedom Mini GPS Receiver.

I'll give you an introductory buy price of $89.99 and I'll deliver free to the US. I can only do this for a short while until the regular distribution in the US is available.

For the moment, just email me, or PM me or leave a post here and I'll send you a paypal button for $89.99.
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You, my friend, are AWESOME!

What's your email? I'm in for one.

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I have to say I like this Forum. People are polite and well informed and willing to help each other.

So................... I'll do an opening offer for all Forum members on the Freedom Mini GPS Receiver.

I'll give you an introductory buy price of $89.99 and I'll deliver free to the US. I can only do this for a short while until the regular distribution in the US is available.

For the moment, just email me, or PM me or leave a post here and I'll send you a paypal button for $89.99.
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It's [email address].
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Not sure about business volume guaranteed to "quadruple" but that does make it quite an attractive device for the price. I'll post back after I get mine and have a chance to try it out.
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I may have exaggerated on that But I do have about 8 people here at work ready to drop 89 bucks on this deal. It really is attractive that that price point.
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Agreed.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:25 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I just ordered mine, and Chris said it will ship tomorrow. I will post my experiences with it when it comes in.
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I see another thread on this. I guess they got rid of the Audi logo that was on it and started a new thread. good idea.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ve-8300-a.html
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Review: Freedom Mini GPS

Posting back as promised.
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please let me know how this is as i'd love to jump on this as well!
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