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Old 10-12-2007, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Blackberry Curve (8300) - Google Maps question

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I am trying to install the Google Maps application on my phone but can't seem to do so. I have tried downloading the zipped file on my desktop but cannot load the application using the media manager. I'm not sure how to install it using my phone. Can you tell me how I can intall google maps on my Blackberry Curve 8300?
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Open your device's web browser and point it to Google Maps. You can download it directly from there on to your Blackberry, where it will install itself. I believe the current version is 1.6.3.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't have the gear in front of me so I can't give you a step-by-step...but basically, you need to browse to and downlod the app FROM your BB.
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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im new to the bb world..
is there a way of installing the google maps app via the desktop manager?
i have no internet availability on my bb just yet.
so i have to resort downloading apps to my computer first then loading them to the bb..
many thanks in advance
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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im new to the bb world..
is there a way of installing the google maps app via the desktop manager?
i have no internet availability on my bb just yet.
so i have to resort downloading apps to my computer first then loading them to the bb..
many thanks in advance
Just FYI it requires a Data Plan to use it. So even if you found a way to install it would not work.
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Just FYI it requires a Data Plan to use it. So even if you found a way to install it would not work.
wow wow wow... whats a 'fyi' ?
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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does that go for my iphone theme aswell? do i have to download it straight from the net using bb.. rather than using the desktop manager to load it up on the device?
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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wow wow wow... whats a 'fyi' ?
FYI = For Your Information
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm not English speaking, but it means: FYI For Your Information. i guess

Oeps to late.
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
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does that go for my iphone theme aswell? do i have to download it straight from the net using bb.. rather than using the desktop manager to load it up on the device?
Google Maps downloads the maps in real time over the data network as needed. It is not like a GPS system that has an area preloaded. So regardless of the phone a data plan is required.
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ahh... thanks for the prompt reply
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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a little off topic:
i recently updated all the google stuff including maps on my att bb8300
when i used maps for the first time after the update how did it know where "my location" was? the previous version never had this.
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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a little off topic:
i recently updated all the google stuff including maps on my att bb8300
when i used maps for the first time after the update how did it know where "my location" was? the previous version never had this.
For devices that do not have GPS, the new version of Google Maps (2.x) uses cell tower triangulation to estimate your position on a map.
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Old 12-24-2007, 03:00 AM   #14 (permalink)
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does anyone know how to get the shortest route on google maps. I cant find it and its keeping my routes on interstates and adding hundreds of miles.
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:13 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I just got my Curve 8300 a few days ago, and GoogleMaps was the first program I dl for it. After the installation it shows up as an icon in Applications. If you dl the new beta software, you get an incredible feature. When you press 0 the program will show you where you are on the map. It does this not with GPS, but by triangulating your cellphone signal. You can check the traffic in your vicinity, study the roadmap, or even switch to satellite view, which is GoogleEarth. This is so cool.
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:48 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Google Maps will eat up your battery if you didnt exit the google map. It happen to me alot when I use Google Maps and i notice it eat up battery when i use "My Location" ITS NICE TO HAVE ONE BUT CONS IS BATTERY LIFE
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I think the Google maps site is down. I donot get the link to download the program on my Mobile using internet on the phone.

Please give the full link.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I think the Google maps site is down. I donot get the link to download the program on my Mobile using internet on the phone.

Please give the full link.
Thats the Full link to the DL page...good luck

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